The cheapest times to fly from RUH to AHB are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • July 9th to August 26th
  • October 15th to December 23rd

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 RUH to AHB is mid July. Prices can be as high as $286 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $79 for Sunday flights around mid July.


When to Fly to Abha

Flying from Riyadh (RUH) to Abha (AHB) will usually cost between $87 to $285 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid July with an average ticket price of $84. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $285. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $202 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $125 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RUH to AHB flight.

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

RUH to AHB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RUH to AHB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Riyadh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $8 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $124. Return trip prices are from the AHB to RUH 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 RUH to AHB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 56 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from RUH to AHB while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gizan Saudia Arabia Airport (GIZ) in Gizan

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from AHB
  • Usually 11.20% less expensive than AHB
  • Nonstop flights available

See RUH to GIZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: EgyptAir, flyadeal, flydubai, Flynas, Saudi Gulf, Saudia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 532 miles or 856 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RUH to AHB flight is about 1 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Riyadh and Abha?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from RUH to AHB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code AHB
Destination airport name Abha Airport
City Abha
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 18.2
Longitude 42.7


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