The cheapest times to fly from RUH to RAE are

  • January 22nd to April 29th (except the week of April 9th)
  • July 2nd to December 23rd (except the weeks of August 13th, August 20th, and November 12th)

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 RAE is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $342 for Wednesday flights during late May to early June, or as low as $204 for Sunday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Arar

Flying from Riyadh (RUH) to Arar (RAE) will usually cost between $219 to $326 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $204. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late May to early June, with an average price of $333. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $129 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $230 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RUH to RAE flight.

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

RUH to RAE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RUH to RAE 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 $0.27, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays 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 $2 (1%) 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 $234. Return trip prices are from the RAE 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 RAE 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 RAE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Al Jouf Airport (AJF) in Jouf

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from RAE
  • Usually 13.48% less expensive than RAE
  • Nonstop flights available

See RUH to AJF flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Flynas, Saudia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 533 miles or 858 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Riyadh and Arar?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from RUH to RAE.


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 RAE
Destination airport name Arar Airport
City Arar
Country Saudi Arabia
Latitude 30.9
Longitude 41.1


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