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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Medina has to offer.

When to visit Medina

Medina in August
Estimated hotel price
$300
1 night at 3-star hotel
Medina in August
Estimated hotel price
$300
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

Plane

When flying to Medina, you’ll arrive at Medina Mohammad Abdulaziz (MED), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Medina, you’ll arrive at Medina Mohammad Abdulaziz (MED), which is located 14 km from the city centre.

Airports near Medina

Airlines serving Medina

KLM
Good (849 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,432 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,549 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Good (2,125 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,484 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,698 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (391 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (704 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (485 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (195 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (180 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (986 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (396 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (309 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (133 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,756 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (412 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 Zaha Al Munawara Hotel, Medina offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $149 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $293 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Al Alya Hotel Rooms and Suites and Rotana Al Mesk Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Medina

Most booked hotels in Medina

Le Méridien Medina
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$257+
Pullman Zamzam Madina
5 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$241+
Sofitel Shahd Al Madinah
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$262+
Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
5 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$343+

Hiring a car in Medina

Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Medina, while also 68% cheaper than other types, on average.

Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Medina, while also 68% cheaper than other types, on average.