The cheapest times to fly from SDF to RUH are

  • January 1st to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 SDF to RUH is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1879 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $1180 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Riyadh

Flying from Louisville, KY (SDF) to Riyadh (RUH) will usually cost between $1182 to $1756 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1226. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1811. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $585 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1401 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDF to RUH flight.

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

SDF to RUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SDF to RUH flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Louisville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $168 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1338. Return trip prices are from the RUH to SDF 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 SDF to RUH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Chicago, IL (SDF > ORD > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1096
  • Average savings: $306 (21.81%)

See SDF to ORD flights

Hack #2: Houston, TX (SDF > IAH > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1103
  • Average savings: $298 (21.27%)

See SDF to IAH flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SDF > LGA > RUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1138
  • Average savings: $263 (18.77%)

See SDF to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, CSA, Delta, Iberia, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from King Khalid International Airport to Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7096 miles or 11420 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDF to RUH flight is about 13 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Louisville, KY and Riyadh?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from SDF to RUH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SDF
Origination airport name Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport
City Louisville, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38.2
Longitude -85.7

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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