Medina travel guide

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You're Going to Love Medina

With a population of 1.30 million, Medina is the largest city in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Medina

Medina in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Medina in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Medina in June, when the average temperature is 35 °C, and the highest can go up to 41 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 17 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 10 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Medina, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Medina


When flying to Medina, you’ll arrive at Medina Mohammad Abdulaziz (MED), which is located 9 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Medina

Airlines serving Medina

Good (498 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,039 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,695 reviews)
Good (1,148 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,655 reviews)
Excellent (1,425 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (286 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (204 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (99 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (299 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (922 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (160 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (75 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (192 reviews)
Good (241 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,954 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (147 reviews)
Royal Jordanian
Good (195 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (61 reviews)
Good (41 reviews)
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Where to stay in Medina

From 5-star hotels such as the Intercontinental Madinah - Dar Al Iman, An IHG Hotel to great affordable options like the Golden Tulip Al Mektan, Medina offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $159 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $279 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Elaf Meshal Al Madinah Hotel and Al Alya Hotel Rooms and Suites.

Where to stay in popular areas of Medina

Most booked hotels in Medina

Intercontinental Dar Al Hijra Madinah, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Madinah Hilton
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Pullman Zamzam Madina
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Shahd Al Madinah Hotel
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
New Madinah Hotel
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
Good (7.4, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Medina

The most frequently booked car type in Medina is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Sunny or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.