With the construction of new terminals a new high-speed rail-link from the airport to Jeddah will also be built. It's not yet known when this line will be operational.
Car and bus
The airport is situated 19 kilometers north of Jeddah's city center. The airport is easily accessible by rental car: it lies both along the freeway to Mecca and the one to Medina. The ride from the airport to Mecca will take approximately 1 hour.
There are no bus connections with the airport.
Car rental Jeddah Airport
You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Apart from the international rental companies Avis, Budget and Hertz there are also local rental companies present. You can also book a rental car in advance by using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
There are an enormous amount of taxis outside the Arrivals Hall. There are set rates; depending on the destination in or around Jeddah you pay 50-100 riyal. Allow 20-30 minutes to get to Jeddah.
There's a large parking lot outside the terminal. The first 15 minutes are free, and then you pay 3 riyal per hour.