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Looking for cheap flights from Cairo to Riyadh? You've come to the right place. Searching for Cairo to Riyadh flights couldn't be easier through Alternative Airlines - our guide will show you which airlines fly the route, which airports to fly from and which payment methods you can use.

The Kingdom Centre, Riyadh

Cairo to Riyadh Flight Information

Cairo International Airport (CAI) ➡ King Khalid International Airport (RUH)

As Saudi Arabia's financial hub and capital of culture, Riyadh is popular amongst tourists and those visiting on business. The best time to visit Riyadh is usually between November and February when temperatures are at their lowest, ranging between 22-28 °C (71-82 °F). If you're planning on visiting Riyadh, some popular sights to see include the Kingdom Centre Tower, the National Museum and the Al Masmak Fortress.

Route Frequency: 
70+ weekly flights between Cairo and Riyadh

Ticket Price:
 $200+ USD single, $350+ USD return

Flight Time: 
2-3 hours (direct)

EgyptAir, Saudia, Royal Jordanian, Middle East Airlines

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Buy Now, Pay Later For Cairo to Riyadh Flights

When booking your Cairo to Riyadh flights with Alternative Airlines, you can split the cost of your tickets over time. We have 40+ payment methods to offer, including Buy Now, Pay Later plans, giving you as much flexibility as possible.

If you reside in Egypt, you can spread the cost of your flight with Sympl - this payment method will be available soon. On the other hand, if you live in Saudi Arabia you'll be able to use Tabby or Postpay at checkout. We also offer other options such as PayPal Credit, Klarna and Afterpay depending on where you reside or what local currency you'll be using - find out more on our Buy Now Pay Later page.

What Airlines Fly Between Cairo and Riyadh?

Direct Flights: To fly direct between Cairo and Riyadh, you can choose from EgyptAir or Saudia with flights normally lasting between 2-3 hours. Connecting flights typically last between 6-9 hours with layovers in Jeddah, Amman, Madinah, Bahrain and Beirut.


EgyptAir is the flag carrier of Egypt and is headquartered at Cairo International Airport (CAI). The airline operates scheduled flights to over 70 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. EgyptAir air flies daily between Cairo and Riyadh.


Saudia, formerly known as Saudi Arabian Airlines, is based in Jeddah and mainly operates out of its hub airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport. The airline operates daily flights between Riyadh and Cairo, as well as flying to over 100 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America and Asia.

Royal Jordanian

Based at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan, Royal Jordanian connects Cairo and Riyadh with connecting flights, normally stopping over in Amman, the capital of Jordan. The airline operates over 500 flights on a weekly basis.

Middle East Airlines

Middle East Airlines, otherwise known as MEA, is the national flag carrier of Lebanon and is headquartered in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Connecting flights are available with MEA when flying between Cairo and Riyadh - the airline normally stops in Beirut.

Use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights with any of these airlines and more.

You can also use our airline filters to only view flights with a specific airline.

Airport Information

Departure Airport Information

Fly from Cairo International Airport (CAI), the largest and busiest airport in Egypt as well as one of the busiest airports in Africa. The airport has four terminals with a range of amenities including the luxury five-star Le Méridien hotel, duty-free shops, a business centre and more. Cairo International Airport is the hub for EgyptAir, the national flag carrier airline of Egypt, as well as for Nile Air.

Arrival Airport Information

Fly to King Khalid International Airport (RUH) located 35 kilometres north of Riyadh. The airport consists of five passenger terminals with facilities including a mosque, hotels and a variety of lounges. The airport is a primary hub for Saudia and Flynas, operating flights to Cairo on a daily basis with Saudia airlines.

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Can I fly directly between Cairo and Riyadh?

Of course! You can fly direct from Cairo to Riyadh (and vice versa) without making any stops if you fly with EgyptAir or Saudia. At Alternative Airlines, we make it easy for you to find direct flights - use our search form at the top of the page and once the available flights have been listed, apply the 'Direct (Non-Stop)' filter.

What is the flight duration between Cairo and Riyadh?

If you're flying direct, flights from Cairo to Riyadh usually last between 2-3 hours. However, if you're on a connecting flight, flights can last between 6-9 hours depending on where you're stopping over.

Can I pay for flights from Riyadh to Cairo in instalments?

Absolutely! At Alternative Airlines we offer 40+ payment methods at checkout. Depending on where you reside, there are options to pay weekly, bi-weekly or monthly so you can spread the cost of your Riyadh to Cairo tickets over time. A few 'Buy Now, Pay Later' methods we offer include Tabby and PostPay, but we do offer other payment methods.