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Cheap Domestic Flights within Saudi Arabia

Domestic Flights Saudi Arabia

Discover a range of airlines that offer domestic flights within Saudi Arabia and secure your booking with Alternative Airlines.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Search and Book Domestic flights within Saudi Arabia

Alternative Airlines is an online travel agency that offers a quick and efficient booking system. It's super easy to book domestic flights within Saudi Arabia using Alternative Airlines. Use our search form at the top of the page to book your next flight within Saudi Arabia. You can use our airline filter to select your preferred travel airline - we have over 600 airlines on site.

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

What are domestic flights in Saudi Arabia?

A domestic flight in Saudi Arabia is a flight that departs from one destination in Saudi Arabia and arrives within another destination within Saudi Arabia. As an example, a domestic flight in Saudi Arabia can be a flight that departs from Jeddah (JED) and arrives in Abha (AHB).

There are several airlines that fly domestic flights within Saudi Arabia, with both low-cost and full-service options. This means that no matter what you're looking for, there'll be an airline offering domestic flights that are right for you.

Payment methods

Pay for your Saudi Arabian flights the way you want

Alternative Airlines offers more than 25 payment options including Buy Now Pay Later options, giving you flexibility and convenience when it comes to making your flight reservations. When you book through Alternative Airlines you can choose to pay in any of the 160 currencies including Saudi Riyal, U.S. Dollars, Euros, and Pound Sterling.

If you're a resident of Saudi Arabia you can secure your booking using Tabby or Tamara. Both Tabby and Tamara are flexible financing options that let you split the cost of your flight into easy-to-manage instalments. Tabby enables you to divide the cost of your flight tickets into four instalments, spread across 3 months, without incurring any interest charges, while Tamara lets you pay in 2, 3 or 4!

Which airlines fly within Saudi Arabia?

Discover the Saudi Arabian domestic airlines, that fly across the country to connect major cities and hubs. For more information, including baggage allowance, simply follow the links to each airline's page


flyadeal is one of the leading domestic airlines in Saudi Arabia. The airline is owned by Saudi Arabia' national carrier, Saudia and offers low-cost flights around the country to more than 10 different destinations. These destinations include Abha, Dammam, Jeddah, Qassim, Riyadh, Tabuk, Jizan, Medina, Ha'il, Taif and Yanbu


Flynas is another low-cost airline that offers domestic flights around Saudi Arabia. The airline is the country's longest-serving low-cost carrier and also flies to over 10 destinations within the country. Although, a number of the destinations that it flies to are not served by the other main low-cost carrier in Saudi Arabia, flyadeal. 

Flynas flies to the following destinations: Abha, Al-Jawf, Dammam, Gassim, Jeddah, Jizan, Medina, Qurayyat, Riyadh and Tabuk.

The airline has four hubs in Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is its main hub and Dammam, Medina and Riyadh are all secondary hubs. The airline connects these destinations with most of its other domestic destinations. Flynas also flies international flights across Asia, Africa and to parts of Europe.

Did you know? At Alternative Airlines, you can book your domestic flights with Flynas and pay later at Alternative Airlines!


Saudia is the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia. Although the airline is best associated as offering flights in and out of the country to various destinations across the world, Saudia also has the largest domestic route network in Saudi Arabia by far.

The airline flies from four bases — one in Jeddah, Dammam, Medina and Riyadh and flies to more than 30 destinations within the country. Most of its domestic flights are flown from one of its hubs but it does also offer some point-to-point flights from its non-hub destinations too. 

As the national airline of Saudi Arabia, the airline offers a full-service on its flights and, therefore, prices tend to be a little more expensive than low-cost airlines within the country.

Nesma Airlines

Nesma Airlines is the second best-connected domestic airline within Saudi Arabia. It has bases in Ha'il and Jeddah and flies to over 15 destinations within the country. As a full-service carrier, the airline is the main alternative to Saudia. 

Aside from its domestic flights, the airline also flies to Egypt (where it has a secondary hub) and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Riyadh Air

Riyadh Air is an upcoming airline set to operate as a secondary flag carrier for Saudi Arabia, in addition to Saudia, the current flag carrier. The airline's mission is to provide international flight services, establishing vital connections between Saudi Arabia and various countries. Riyadh Air will be based at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. Looking for cheap alternatives to fly to Riyadh? Use Fly Now, Pay Later to pay in instalments this will benefit you by breaking down the total cost into smaller, manageable payments.

Defunct Airlines

Learn about the defunct domestic airlines in Saudi Arabia that used to link major cities and hubs across the country.


SaudiGulf is a Saudi airline that offers a mix of domestic and international flights. It's the only airline in the country to base itself exclusively in Dammam and flies to five different destinations within the country. These destinations include Dammam, Abha, Jeddah, Riyadh and Medina.

In terms of its international routes, the airline flies to various other destinations throughout the Middle East, flying to countries such as Pakistan, Jordan and the UAE.

Kayala Airline

Kayala Airline, a premium-class airline, had its headquarters situated in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. As a privately owned carrier, it managed a network of domestic and international regular flights, as well as charter services. The airline's central hub was based at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, with an additional operating base at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

Why book domestic flights in Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia is an amazing country that has beautiful desert landscapes and the pride of being the birthplace of Islam. The country is an extremely important and spiritual place for Muslim people, as the home to Mecca and Medina, which are both forbidden for non-muslims. However, there are plenty of other amazing places to visit within the country and the country has become more tourist fire

If you already live in Saudi Arabia, you'll know that the country is too large to travel around just by road. For those that don't live within Saudi Arabia, it's 3x the size of Texas! This means that if you're travelling from one side of the country to the other, a domestic flight is the best way to travel.

For example, travelling from Riyadh (in the centre of the country) to Al-Jawf (in the north) by road can take at least nine hours. Whereas, a flight between the same destinations only takes one hour and fifty minutes!

Internal Saudi Arabia Flights Check-In Time

For local flights within Ghana, check-in generally closes 40 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time. However, it's always best to check with the airline that you're flying with, just in case there's a change on your itinerary. Here are the check-in times for each airline that flies within Ghana:


Online: open between 48 hours and 90 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.
Airport: close one hour before scheduled flight departure time.


Online: open from 48 hours up until one hour before scheduled flight departure time.
Airport: close one hour before scheduled flight departure time. 


Online: open from 48 hours up until one hour before scheduled flight departure time.
Airport: close one hour before scheduled flight departure time. 

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Domestic Flights within Saudi Arabia FAQs

Where can I buy flights within Saudi Arabia?

You can buy flights within Saudi Arabia through Alternative Airlines - we have created a quick and easy booking system for you to buy flights. You can search flights within Saudi Arabia by using our search form at the top of the page, just choose between any two destinations in Saudi Arabia and select 'search flights'. You can choose from 40+ payment methods to secure your booking such as Klarna, Afterpay, PayPal, Zip and more.

Does Saudi Arabia airlines serve alcohol on-board?

Many Saudi Arabia airlines will not permit alcohol on flight. The policy on the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia (Saudia) doesn't permit alcohol on-board. Please be considerate to others and respect the rules and regulations according to each airline.

Find out more through our guide on alcohol rules on Saudi Arabian flights.

Do I need a passport to travel within Saudi Arabia?

If your travelling within Saudi Arabia you need to present a photo identification (Iqama) at the security points. However if you're travelling outside of Saudi Arabia you will need to present your passport and other travel documents.

If your travelling to Saudi Arabia you must ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of six months from the date you arrive.

Where can I book last-minute flights to Saudi Arabia?

You can book your last-minute flights to Saudi Arabia right here at Alternative Airlines. We've created a handy how-to guide showing you how to search for and book last-minute flights to Saudi Arabia and the tips and tricks you may want to consider to help you find the best flight deal on our platform!

Which airlines fly domestically within Saudi Arabia?

Scroll to the top of the page to discover all of the airlines that fly domestically within Saudi Arabia. With these airlines, you can also book multi-city Saudi Arabia flights and explore more of the nation. NEOM Airlines, a new airline based in Saudi Arabia set to launch in 2024 will also be offering domestic flights within Saudi Arabia.

Do these domestic airlines offer cheap flights to Riyadh?

Yes, some of them do! If you use our Best Fare Finder tool in our search form, you can find cheap flights to Riyadh and fly with low-cost Saudi airlines such as Flynas and Flyadeal, among others. Take a look at our guide on cheap flights to Riyadh for more information.

Can I buy flights in Saudi Arabian Riyal?

Of course, when you book your flights through Alternative Airlines, you can pay in over 140 currencies, including Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR). We offer a wide range of currency options to cater to your preferences and make your flight booking experience more accessible and seamless. So, feel free to use Saudi Arabian Riyal (SAR) as your currency of choice when booking flights with Alternative Airlines.

Can I book flights to NEOM?

Absolutely! NEOM is the new region in Saudi Arabia where The Line mega-city project is currently being built (and estimated to be complete by 2025). You can book your flights to NEOM right here at Alternative Airlines - just fill out our search form at the top of the page and we'll show you all available flights to NEOM based on your search.

Where can I book direct flights to Jeddah?

You can book direct flights to Jeddah right here at Alternative Airlines! If you're looking to fly domestically in Saudi Arabia and want to fly direct to Jeddah, follow our guide that shows you which airlines you can fly with and where you can fly from.

Can I book direct flights to Saudi Arabia?

Of course! When you book through Alternative Airlines you can buy direct flights to Saudi Arabia without a hassle. Whether you're looking to fly domestically or internationally you can book direct flights to Saudi Arabia.