For a picturesque way to cross the country and still stay on schedule during your vacation in Saudi Arabia, travel by train. Hop aboard the Dammam-Riyadh rail line, which offers travelers a budget-friendly way to city-hop with a view.
Want to share your journey on social media or reply to an email? Not a problem. Wi-Fi is available on the train and in the waiting lounge at the stations. Another perk of traveling by train? The carriages are air-conditioned, which means summer travelers can enjoy the ride without working up a sweat. Additionally, all trains feature a café and prayer area onboard. Lastly, when booking your seat, try to secure a spot next to a window for the best views.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy a memorable journey as you roll across the country soaking in stunning views of rippling dunes and sand flats.
Saudi Arabia has two state-owned train companies that travel to different locations across the country: the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO), which operates from Dammam to Riyadh, and the Saudi Railway Company (SAR), which operates from Riyadh to Hail. Depending on your destination, each railway provides a unique experience for exploring the Saudi landscape.
For more transportation tips, check out this guide to getting around from VisitSaudi.com.