Flying from Istanbul to Riyadh with flydubai

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Fly to Riyadh from Istanbul with flydubai and begin your Saudi Arabian adventure. With up to 10 flights every week to the capital city, it’s super easy to plan your journey. 

Tailor your flight to your taste, starting with seats that suit your budget. Get the most value on our Economy Class seats, designed to get you to your destination affordably and comfortably. If you prefer a more luxurious flying experience, opt for a Business Class seat.

All our seats come with a personal 12.1-inch touchscreen, offering a wide collection of movies, music, TV shows, games, and more to enjoy as you fly. If you fancy browsing the internet, connect to our award-winning onboard WiFi as you cruise towards Saudi Arabia.

Flight longer than 90 minutes? Pre-order hot and delicious food from our globally inspired menu and enjoy an appetizing meal as you travel towards Riyadh. You can also buy snack and beverages that are available throughout the flight.

Istanbul to Riyadh

  • Choose from 10 flights every week between Istanbul and Riyadh
  • Your journey time will vary, dependent on the flights you choose
  • Take off from Turkey and fly over Syria, Iraq, Iran and the Arabian Gulf before touching down at Dubai International Airport. Your connecting flight will see you cruise back over the Arabian Gulf and into Saudi Arabia

Your journey

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Kickstart your adventure to Riyadh at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW). Located 45 km from the city centre, it’s just a 50 minute journey by car. Transport options are plentiful – either book a taxi, take the regular airport bus service, catch the high speed train to nearby Pendik Station or drive yourself and park at SAW’s large multi-storey car park.

Once at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, checking in is a breeze. You can either check-in beforehand using our online services or head to one of our desks when you arrive at SAW. Tick that off then head through to security and into the departure lounge.

Your first flight will take you from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to Dubai International Airport (DXB). Relax and refresh at DXB before hopping onto your connecting flight to Saudi Arabia. Touch down at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and either jump into a taxi or hire a car. The city centre is easy to reach, just a 30 minute journey away.

Discover Riyadh

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Since its desert beginnings, Riyadh has risen from the sand to become one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Gleaming skyscrapers punctuate the city’s skyline, sealing its modern status. Explore Riyadh’s myriad of architecture, from the eye-watering Sky Bridge on the Kingdom Tower’s 99th floor to the dazzling glass globe of the Al Faisaliah Tower. To experience a different type of Saudi architecture, head for Al-Musmak Fortress. Venture inside the ultra-thick walls of the stronghold and immerse yourself in the Kingdom’s intriguing history. Visit Riyadh and get a taste of old and new Saudi Arabia.

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