The average price of a 7-day trip to Riyadh is $1,570 for a solo traveler, $2,820 for a couple, and $5,286 for a family of 4. Riyadh hotels range from $40 to $324 per night with an average of $578, while most vacation rentals will cost $60 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to King Khalid International Airport (RUH) are between $767 and $1,190 per person for economy flights and $2,407 to $3,734 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $62 to $91 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Riyadh, SA

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to RUH and stay in a Riyadh hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the weeks of August 13th and November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Riyadh is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Riyadh Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Riyadh for a week is $1,280-$2,327($183-$332 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $91 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $420 to $1,012 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $90 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $93 to $113 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Riyadh for a week is $2,828-$4,332($404-$619 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $182 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $840 to $2,024 for economy

Lodging: $71 to $90 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $93 to $113 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Riyadh for a week is $4,256-$7,682($608-$1,097 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $248 to $364 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,680 to $4,048 for economy

Lodging: $142 to $180 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $140 to $181 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Riyadh

How cheap can you make a vacation to Riyadh? The cheapest trip to Riyadh is about $116 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 5% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $60 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $34.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Riyadh for a week is $813-$1,870($116-$267 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $27 to $54 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $420 to $1,012 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $40 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Riyadh for a week is $1,422-$3,260($203-$466 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $54 to $108 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $840 to $2,024 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $40 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $60 to $80 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Riyadh for a week is $2,844-$6,232($406-$890 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $108 to $216 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,680 to $4,048 for economy

Lodging: $68 to $80 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $90 to $112 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Riyadh cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Riyadh Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Riyadh.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Riyadh for a week is $2,829-$16,657($404-$2,380 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $112 to $182 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,079 to $2,783 for first class

Lodging: $161 to $324 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Riyadh for a week is $4,692-$20,714($670-$2,959 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $224 to $364 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,158 to $5,566 for first class

Lodging: $161 to $324 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Riyadh for a week is $9,384-$35,128($1,341-$5,018 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $448 to $728 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,316 to $11,132 for first class

Lodging: $322 to $648 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,600 to $3,150 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Riyadh Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Riyadh is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Riyadh due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Riyadh Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Riyadh hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Riyadh.

 

Flight Costs to Riyadh

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,190 average in mid December to a low of $767 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $881. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Riyadh our data includes 177 originating airports, and 129 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Riyadh from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $8,602 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like King Fahd International (DMM) in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) at an average of just $72.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Riyadh, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $423, so you can easily save about 55% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Riyadh can easily cost $400 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $27 per person. Private tours can cost $808 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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