The cheapest times to fly from RUH to JFK are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 27th to December 23rd (except the week of December 10th)

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 JFK is early November. Prices can be as high as $1215 for Friday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $737 for Wednesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Riyadh (RUH) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $748 to $1099 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $743. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $1121. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $378 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $890 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RUH to JFK flight.

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

RUH to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RUH to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Riyadh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 $887. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK 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 RUH to JFK

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 RUH to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dammam (RUH > DMM > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $834
  • Average savings: $57 (6.35%)

See RUH to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (RUH > IST > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $842
  • Average savings: $48 (5.39%)

See RUH to DMM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, Azerbaijan Airlines, British Airways, CSA, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, 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 John F. Kennedy International Airport to King Khalid International Airport?

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 84 available flights from RUH to JFK.


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


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