The cheapest times to fly from JFK to RUH are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • September 3rd to October 14th
  • November 5th to December 2nd

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 JFK to RUH is late January. Prices can be as high as $1314 for Friday flights during late June, or as low as $799 for Wednesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Riyadh

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Riyadh (RUH) will usually cost between $852 to $1269 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $893. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1259. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $366 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $936 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to RUH flight.

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

JFK to RUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to RUH flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $61 (6%) 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 $943. Return trip prices are from the RUH to JFK 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 JFK to RUH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK 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 JFK to RUH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuwait (JFK > KWI > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $885
  • Average savings: $51 (5.45%)

See JFK to KWI flights

Hack #2: Paris (JFK > CDG > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $49 (5.24%)

See JFK to CDG flights

Hack #3: Rome (JFK > FCO > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $891
  • Average savings: $45 (4.81%)

See JFK to FCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, CSA, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from King Khalid International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6511 miles or 10478 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to RUH flight is about 12 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Riyadh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from JFK to RUH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code RUH
Destination airport name King Khalid International Airport
City Riyadh
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 25
Longitude 46.7


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