The cheapest times to fly from CAN to RUH are

  • February 5th to July 15th
  • October 29th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CAN to RUH is late March. Prices can be as high as $1185 for Thursday flights during late January, or as low as $694 for Wednesday flights around late March.


When to Fly to Riyadh

Flying from Guangzhou (CAN) to Riyadh (RUH) will usually cost between $699 to $905 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late March with an average ticket price of $711. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $938. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $227 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $780 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CAN to RUH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CAN to RUH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CAN to RUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CAN to RUH flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Guangzhou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Riyadh, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Guangzhou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $43 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $754. Return trip prices are from the RUH to CAN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CAN to RUH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 28 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CAN to RUH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CAN to RUH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Colombo (CAN > CMB > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $719
  • Average savings: $61 (7.82%)

See CAN to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (CAN > KUL > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $753
  • Average savings: $28 (3.53%)

See CAN to CMB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CAN to RUH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air India, Alitalia, Biman, China Eastern, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Saudia, Shenzhen, SriLankan, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from King Khalid International Airport to Baiyun International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4154 miles or 6685 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CAN to RUH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CAN to RUH flight is about 8 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Guangzhou and Riyadh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from CAN to RUH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeCAN
Origination airport nameBaiyun International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeRUH
Destination airport nameKing Khalid International Airport
CountrySaudi Arabia


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