Public Transportation

The Saudi bus network provides affordable transport both within and between the Kingdom’s cities.

Operated by the Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO), the fleet consists of over 2,000 buses. It carries annually more than 3 million passengers within large urban centers such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madinah and Makkah, and to cities and towns across the country. There are also 10 international routes that are used by nearly half a million travelers each year.

SAPTCO operates special bus service during the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia’s holy sites. During this time, as many as 15,000 extra buses carry pilgrims to and from Makkah.