Jeddah travel guide

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You're Going to Love Jeddah

With a population of 2.87 million, Jeddah is the largest city in Makkah, Saudi Arabia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Jeddah has to offer.

Where to Eat in Jeddah

If you’re looking for affordable options, Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Jeddah (Jeddah 21412) and Sakura Japanese Restaurant - Crowne Plaza Jeddah (Crowne Plaza Jeddah Hotel Husayn Basalamah Al Ham'mra) are great picks.

When to visit Jeddah

Jeddah in October
Estimated hotel price
$176
1 night at 3-star hotel
Jeddah in October
Estimated hotel price
$176
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Jeddah in July, when the average temperature is 89.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 98.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 64.4 °F, with an average temperature of 73.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in November, when precipitation is around 0.8″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Jeddah, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to Jeddah

Plane

When flying to Jeddah, you’ll arrive at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl (JED), which is located 9 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Jeddah from the United States departs from New York and takes around 11h 35m.

Car

Another option to get to Jeddah is to pick up a car rental from Mecca, which is about 41 miles from Jeddah. You’ll find branches of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Budget, among others, in Mecca.

Plane

When flying to Jeddah, you’ll arrive at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl (JED), which is located 9 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Jeddah from the United States departs from New York and takes around 11h 35m.

Car

Another option to get to Jeddah is to pick up a car rental from Mecca, which is about 41 miles from Jeddah. You’ll find branches of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Budget, among others, in Mecca.

Airports near Jeddah

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Airlines serving Jeddah

KLM
Good (849 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,551 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,301 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,590 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,968 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,456 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,887 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (406 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (507 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (722 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (196 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (184 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (774 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (480 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (968 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (332 reviews)
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Where to stay in Jeddah

From 5-star hotels such as the Joudyan Jeddah Red Sea Mall to great affordable options like the Dyar Al Hamra Hotel, Jeddah offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $97 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $328 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Jeddah, with prices from $31 to $2,962 per night. Al-Hamra'a is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Jeddah are about 28% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Jeddah

Most booked hotels in Jeddah

ibis Jeddah City Center
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 15323 reviews)
$78+
Narcissus Resort & Spa Obhur Jeddah
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, 1740 reviews)
$412+
Jeddah Hilton Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8, 6819 reviews)
$244+
Al Nabarees Al Masi Hotel
3 stars
Good (6, 4093 reviews)
$45+

Renting a car in Jeddah

Renting a car in Jeddah costs $39 per day, on average, or $156 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% cheaper than airport locations in Jeddah.

The most frequently booked car type in Jeddah is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Suzuki Swift Dzire or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Jeddah costs $39 per day, on average, or $156 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% cheaper than airport locations in Jeddah.

The most frequently booked car type in Jeddah is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Suzuki Swift Dzire or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Car rental agencies in Jeddah

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