HOW TO TRAVEL FROM TRAIN IN SAUDI ARABIA

Its easy and comfortable to travel in Saudi Arabia by train, As the railways provide luxurious trains to travel from one place to another place in Saudi Arabia. This luxurious features in trains are WiFi access, Air conditioning, Comfortable Seats, Place for prayer, Separate compartment for ladies and families. Inner design of trains are similar to flights.  Similar : Alfursan Frequent Flyer Card





As Saudi is one in top positions on road accidents, It is better to choose train for long journey. If you want to travel from Riyadh to Dammam, you can also choose sharing taxi, which will charge you more than 100 SR. Unfortunately Saudi Railways are still in development, Big projects are awaiting to finish soon. For now Saudi Railways have only train services are

1. Direct Riyadh to Dammam

2. Direct Dammam to Riyadh

3. Riyadh To Dammam via Abqiq and Hufof railway stations.

4. Dammam To Riyadh via Hufof and Abqiq railway stations.





In between these two cities, Two more stations Abqiq and Hufof, where via trains will halt for few minutes (5 to15 minutes).

Saudi railways train

If you are assuming trains will be faster than your vehicle, then you may be wrong. As for now the train speed limit is only 150 km per hour, Train will not go beyond this speed, By this speed the train will travel from Riyadh to Dammam or Dammam to Riyadh about 500 km in 4 hours journey. In future they are going to increase the speed. Related : Expats population in Kingdom of Saudi Arab

- As per recent article in Arab news, From June 1st 2016, The trains will increase their speed and you can reach your destination Riyadh or Dammam in just 3 hours 40 minutes.

HOW TO BOOK A TICKET OF TRAIN





1. Go to railway station, Before one day of travel for booking your ticket. Sometimes (luckily) you get just before few hours of train departure.

2. Online Booking, You can book online your ticket from saudirailways.org website.  See Also : SAPTCO Bus Service

- While booking online you must select "PAY ONLINE" which will give you 3 days time to pay online by aloting bill reference number. 

- You can pay for your ticket through your internet banking or atm by entering bill reference number in SADAD section of banking.

Note : Without Iqama or passport you cannot able to travel in saudi railways trains. Recommended : Umrah Package from Riyadh by bus

UPCOMING RAILWAY PROJECTS





1. Makkah to Madina train via Jeddah and Kaec railway stations

2. Madina to Makkah train via Kaec and Jeddah railway stations.

3. Riyadh to Jeddah, Jeddah to Riyadh.


4. Dammam to Jubail, Jubail to Dammam
TRAIN SERVICES IN SAUDI ARABIA

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  1. Great article I want to know all the list of railway station in KSA

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