Kuwait City travel guide

Kuwait City Tourism | Kuwait City Guide

You're Going to Love Kuwait City

With a population of 60.064, Kuwait City is the largest city in Al Kuwayt, Kuwait by the number of inhabitants. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kuwait City has to offer.

Where to Eat in Kuwait City

If you’re looking for affordable options, Sintoho (Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait At Burj Alshaya) and Al Ahmadi (Farwaniya 103 St) are great picks.

When to visit Kuwait City

Kuwait City in June
Estimated hotel price
$35
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kuwait City in June
Estimated hotel price
$35
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Kuwait City

Plane

When flying to Kuwait City, you’ll arrive at Kuwait City (KWI), which is located 16 km from the city center. The shortest flight to Kuwait City from the United States departs from New York and takes around 12h.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Kuwait City.

Airports near Kuwait City

Airlines serving Kuwait City

United Airlines
Good (2,986 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (2,408 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,536 reviews)
KLM
Good (364 reviews)
Air France
Good (447 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,610 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,409 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (3,197 reviews)
SWISS
Good (498 reviews)
Iberia
Good (972 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,330 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,719 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,114 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (356 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,341 reviews)
LOT
Good (360 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (160 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (160 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (168 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (127 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kuwait City

From 5-star hotels such as the JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City to great affordable options like the Saray Prime Suites, Kuwait City offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $130 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $237 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kuwait City

Most booked hotels in Kuwait City

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait At Burj Alshaya
Excellent (9.1, 3384 reviews)
$325+
The Palms Beach Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.8, 4357 reviews)
$168+
The Regency Hotel, Kuwait
Excellent (8.2, 2026 reviews)
$269+
City Tower Hotel
Excellent (8, 2923 reviews)
$70+
Millennium Hotel & Convention Centre Kuwait
Excellent (8, 1069 reviews)
$126+
ibis Sharq
Excellent (8, 781 reviews)
$72+
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Renting a car in Kuwait City

Renting a car in Kuwait City costs $41 per day, on average, or $205 if you want to rent if for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 26% more expensive than at Kuwait City.

Expect to pay $1.29 per gallon in Kuwait City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $15.44 and $20.59. The most frequently booked car type in Kuwait City is Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.