Transportation

COMFORT & STYLE OVER EVERY MILE

Pilgrims generally travel to Hajj and Umrah in groups. During the early 19th century, numbers undertaking the traditional overland pilgrimage within caravans began to diminish as many pilgrims began arriving in Makkah by steamship. This continued for some time, until air travel came to predominate; Egypt introduced the first airline service for Hajj pilgrims in 1937. Today, many airlines are operating from worldwide to Jeddah and Madinah airports. King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah have dedicated pilgrim terminals to assist the arrival of pilgrims.

AIR TRAVEL FROM UK

There are 24 commercial international airports within the UK and many other domestic or private airfields.

Heathrow Airport is currently the busiest airport in the UK and serves passengers for domestic flights within the UK, external flights to the rest of the world and it is also a hub for connecting flights to many countries as well. UK is a small country but it can take hours to drive from one end of the country to the other which is why domestic internal flights are popular from the smaller airports.

MAIN AIRPORTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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UMRAH TRANSPORTATION

ARRIVING AT JEDDAH

The King Abdul Aziz International airport at Jeddah has three terminals; one for foreign airlines, one for Saudi Airlines and one is Madina-tul-hujjaj also known as Hajj terminal, and is in operation during Hajj season.

During Umrah if you fly into Jeddah by any airline other than Saudi Airlines you will disembark at the Hajj terminal. If you are intending to fly to Madinah then you will have to change the terminal and go to Saudi Airline terminal, because all domestic flights depart from the Saudi Airlines terminal only.

You will not have to change terminals if you are going straight to Makkah or Madinah by road you will take one of our private transportation to Makkah or Madinah. Below is list of our transportation that provided to pilgrims.

TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION

TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION

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Number of Travellers: Up to 3 people 

Can only fit 2 suitcase

 Jed – Mak – Med – Jed Or Vice Versa (Long Journey)
Jed – Mak – Med Hotel – Madinah Airport Or Vice Versa (Short)

TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION

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Number of Travellers: Up to 3 people 

Can only fit 2 suitcase

 Jed – Mak – Med – Jed Or Vice Versa (Long Journey)
Jed – Mak – Med Hotel – Madinah Airport Or Vice Versa (Short)

TYPE OF TRANSPORTATION

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Number of Travellers: Up to 3 people 

Can only fit 2 suitcase

 Jed – Mak – Med – Jed Or Vice Versa (Long Journey)
Jed – Mak – Med Hotel – Madinah Airport Or Vice Versa (Short)

UMRAH TRANSPORTATION

BUSES

During Hajj season, it does not matter which airline you fly. Pilgrims are transferred to hajj terminal and from there they either fly/go by road to Madinah/Makkah. For pilgrims travelling by road towards Makkah or Madinah in buses, the Saudi government has established the general vehicles syndicate in 1952 which was given special responsibility in the hajj transportation system. The responsibility is about transporting external pilgrims from their entry ports (e.g. Airports) to the sacred places (e.g. Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifa) including transportation towards hotels in Makkah and Madinah. The membership of the Syndicate is comprises more than 20 transport companies (e.g. Qawafel, Rwahell, Rabitet Makkah and so on) working in co-ordination with competent government agencies.

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