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FAQs - booking Saudi Arabia flights

  • How long is the flight to Saudi Arabia?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to Saudi Arabia takes 19h 27m, covering a distance of 9704 km. The most popular route is Sun City Resort - Jeddah with an average flight time of 26h 45m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Saudi Arabia?

    The cheapest ticket to Saudi Arabia from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R4 607 one-way, and R10 198 round-trip. The most popular route is from Sun City Resort to Jeddah and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R15 733.

  • Which airlines fly to Saudi Arabia?

    SAUDIA flies the most frequently from South Africa to Saudi Arabia.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Saudi Arabia?

    The next most popular destinations are Medina (22%) and Riyadh (2%).

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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Saudi Arabia? 25% of our users found tickets to Saudi Arabia for the following prices or less: From Johannesburg OR Tambo R5 574 one-way - R7 859 round-trip
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Top 5 airlines flying to Saudi Arabia

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to Saudi Arabia? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 15901 reviews
82comfort
80food
83boarding
85entertainment
84crew
83overall
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The service was fantastic. Not much could be done better

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The service was fantastic. Not much could be done better

It was also a great experience except to the inconvenience of connecting flights since we need to took buses to go to another terminal and the boarding was easy but if you manage to find the terminal in time. Still it was a great experience with Kayak and Emirates.

Pros: "Good check-in experience."
Cons: "Entertainment Systems are old, low-resolution and difficult to view & operate compared to, say, A380 aircraft. Some did not work. Seats were cramped. One recliner was broken. Cabin crew smiled less. African legs should not have lower quality of equipment and service than other legs."
Pros: "Yes I like the services and then you will have good stuff for goods"
Pros: "Since not enough room in "What could have been better". For as long as my second flight was, from Dubai to Boston, the seats in coach were criminal!!! Way to narrow, especially if sitting next to a large person. Not nearly enough distance to seat in front of you, can't even bend over to reach some-"
Cons: "thing on the floor. The seats do NOT recline enough to be able to relax & get shuteye. It would have been really nice to have a footrest of some type, even busses have those! I am a small person, 5'1'' and 110 lb. Consider not having such a huge gap between 1st class and economy. Way over crowded."
Cons: "I booked thriugh justfly.com and there was an error with the name on the tocket. I was charged 300 dollars to cancel with emerites and then 150 to cancel with Justfly.com and then had to buy a new ticket the day before my flight. I lost a lot of money, was unable to talk to good customer service."
Pros: "Crew and services were amazing. The seats and seating arrangement including all amanities are excellent."
Cons: "Lounge at Ahmedabad airport is way undersized and below average expextations in terms of furniture, food and beverages and quality of service."
Pros: "-Good legroom -Good seat width -Good recline -OK food -OK lavatory"
Cons: "-Outdated entertainment system -Seat was not very comfortable when compared to other airlines -Could not connect to Wi-Fi due to unintuitiveness -Skysurfers uneligible to connect to Wi-Fi despite being Silver and higher"
Pros: "Great and helpful see ice. Food is good as well. One of the few airlines where flying 24 hours (over 2 legs) is bearable."
Cons: "Takes a long time to board and de board the plane, which almost made me miss my connection at Dubai."
Cons: "Cairo airport: Personnel have no manners. Rude, disdainful security staff who bark at passenges as if everyone is a criminal. Must be related to the Egyptian mindset. Dubai airport: Endless taxiing from aircraft to terminals, endless shuttle rides between terminals. You feel like a rat scuttling through underground tunnels and dismal byways through a wateland of darkness to be spat out at ugly, uninviting entrances somewhere in the bowels of Dubai International. No signs, no knowledgeable personnel to explain anything to you. No attempt at making travelers feel comfortable, no attempt at making the surroundings look pleasant. Must be the culture. The flight itself has wonderful staff, but the airport makes me not want to fly Emirates again!"
Cons: "The food was very poor and tasteless , too much bread and it was cold. The choices of movies was poor."
Cons: "egyptair flight 985 no space between sets no social distancing very bad not comfortable flight"
Pros: "The crew was okay but seat comfort on the A330 not so good."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, but the sit was uncomfortable"
Cons: "Since it's along trip the sits should be adjustable not to be straight throughout to avoid back pain"
Pros: "The crew and flight was one of the best ever. Seat was comfortable. Flight attendants went above and beyond!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed nearly an hour with no announcements as to what was happening or why!"
Pros: "Lenient on the luggage allowance but human relations need to"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "The plane was clean and cool with good legroom in the exit row."
Cons: "It was TERRIBLE that at check-in when i found out that the only one piece of baggage was allowed. I have ALWAYS had two bags on this flight."
Pros: "Enough room to sit comfortably in."
Cons: "Bathrooms were so dirty by the end of the trip. The toothpaste they gave us was so dried out, you couldn’t even break the seal on it. The ear plugs they gave out were useless. The entertainment had no movies or TV shows I liked. There was a guy next to me who overflowed his seat over into mine."
Cons: "Egypt Air provided lounge access for only 3 hours of a 7 hour layover"
Pros: "Direct flight, punctual time. Crew is friendly"
Cons: "several toilets were out of order (were marked occupied instead of out of order so I was waiting in vain until a passenger informed me it was not working not occupied). food, looked like they were trying to conserve on passengers desserts.. microscopic (toy size) containers for coffee n tea??!"

The seat was not functional. Very uncomfortable to sit upright for that many hours😢. There was no legroom. Can’t move the legs or the body. We should have the option to pick our seats. There was no need to call customer support team and have them pick and we pay for the premium seats. When I called the CST regarding the seats, their response is gaslighting. Total disappointment. We have paid to be tortured by Etihad Airlines.

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Boarding was very poorly managed. Did not board using zones and kept standing for up to 30-40 mins on the aero bridge."
Pros: "They opened counter till before original traveling time by 30 minutes due to bad traffic conditions and delay of plane ."
Cons: "Delay if 1.5 hours to take off , no food was given to me during the 16 hours of flying, part of it I was sleeping, Help bottom was used several time with no response from crew ."
Pros: "We were lucky to get the last row where there are just 2 seats."
Cons: "Width and depth of seats - very small. I especially noticed the depth - very narrow. As usual bearly room between row in front. The food was very average. I ordered Asian vegetarian and got 3 meals almost identical. For dessert I also got a piece of melon and 2 cubes of pineapple 3 times. The bread roll was stale at best. Unfortunately on the long 13 hr leg we had a male staff member who wasn’t happy in his job and basically grunted at the passengers...He was also clearing the food trays and was very rough with it and I wore a container of somebody else’s custard all over me (luckily I had a blanket wrapped around Mel). He was more annoyed that zig also got the bottom of his trousers and shoes."
Pros: "Crew On time"
Cons: "Very slow process for checking, only one person for business class and it took forver to finish"
Cons: "Overall bad experience with Etihad Airways flying from Dulles to Abu Dhabi. I won't be flying with them again. 1. ETA: I had to apply for an electronic travel authority (ETA) (essentially an electronic tourist visa) twice despite the fact that I had been granted the visa originally by the Government of Australia two weeks prior to my flight. For some reason, airline staff said they could not see the visa information attached to my passport. I showed them the emails from the Government of Australia stating that my application had been successful along with the relevant reference number. The staff told me to apply for another one and let them know once I had. They informed me that this "happened all the time" with their customers traveling to Australia. If it is happening "all the time," Etihad Airways should check their database to ensure there are no glitches. It's Australia, not a third-world country, so it's likely on the Airline's end. The crew did not offer to look up my reference number or otherwise do any leg work to verify the visa that I already had, even when the application page stated that I already had a visa for the relevant time period! This stressed me out just a few hours before I was supposed to take off and could have been handled with a little effort by the staff. 2. Baggage Weight: They are sticklers for baggage weight, weighing your carry-on both prior to check in (it must be under 7 kg) and again right before boarding the plane. Literally no other airline has done this in my entire experience except the cheapo ones. Thankfully, I had a big purse and was able to shift the baggage weight around to get on because they pulled me out of line to board the plane. It's all going on the same plane so it makes no sense at all. This needlessly drags out the boarding process. 3. Crew: They sat a man who was coughing incessantly on my row (I had two empty seats next to me). The crew member accompanied him to my aisle while he told me where he would sit. The crew did not ask me to make space or anything (of course I would have said yes), but this particular gentleman had a cough and made me sick for my trip. I was not happy, and that situation could have been handled so much better. Bottom Line: Do yourself a favor and fly with Emirates. They're far better and professional and are similarly priced. Had none of these issues with them. (Added bonus: the food's a lot better as well)."
Pros: "I thought 11 thousand dollars for 2 of us to fly was way to dear business class there was not a lot of room. Was my own fault I thought I was going on a380 but I woukd think twice about booking again for that price not worth it."
Cons: "Since our custom and emigration checking was in Abu Dhabi, in Chicago, the flight used a domestic terminal. For our final leg of the flight, we had to haul all six pieces of luggage from terminal 5 to terminal 3. Then we were told that our American Airlines flight from Chicago to Kalamazoo is not a valid one. So we were booked to a different flight 12 hours later. We had to stay in Chicago for 12 hours on our own. Neither Etihad nor American Airlines provide any support for that time period in Chicago. Since it was Etihad ticket, According to international norm, Etihad should take the responsibility for this problem and compensated passengers."
Cons: "I have checked my baggage allowance for this trip when I first paid and it was 2 checked in bags. However, I had to pay additional 185 Euros for adding my second checked in bag."
Pros: "Window seat for solo business traveler is nice; private. Crew were very attentive; and supportive when discovered a friend was booked in business on the same flight."
Cons: "Etihad no longer providing pajamas to change into for long haul flights when you'll inevitably be sleeping. There's no bedding provided to make the hard seats more comfortable for sleeping. Need more storage for personal items."

Behaviour of the staff very unprofessional. Choice of accepting Tea and coffee was only at the time of recieving meal. I requested if I can have tea later. Response I got was" I am going to sleep after serving food, either take it or will not be served letter". Few hours later I saw many passengers getting to kitchen and getting a cup of tea.

Pros: "The plane was very comfortable and the crew were fast and responsive"
Cons: "They searched every bag and person before getting on the plane, the entertainment system is buggy"
Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "The electricity plug was not working so I couldn’t charge my mobile although it is a new plane and the hostess tried his best but no luck"
Pros: "Flight crew"
Cons: "Changing the seats without telling us or asking us. Basically treating passengers like flying for free"
Cons: "Do not change group seat (family with young children) to accommodate others ."
Pros: "Arrived in one piece."
Cons: "Dirty plane outside. No in flight entertainment. Saudi flights always delayed in my experience so boarding at takeof time. Crew did nothing above minimum. Jeddah airport old."
Pros: "Nothing just it’s been delayed for 3 times and the airport was so fu*** bad"
Pros: "I do not recommend anyone to use it."
Cons: "Airlines Airport Employees are unprofessional, rude and untrained. Some passengers were allowed inside the plane to place their own bare feet on the plan walls, others slept on the floor!! Never saw anything like that...Saudis passengers hygiene were awful, smelly feet and strong body odour!!"
Pros: "Sits are comfortable. Crews are very accommodative. Take off and landing are very smooth. Freebies for kida are awesome. Food are amazing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed. But its fine."
Pros: "The customs at the end were exceptional. We have never made it thru so fast. Things have been improving at the South Terminal of Jeddah airport."
Cons: "No alcohol is served:("

it was a nice tripe but they need to work on the serving of soda,they should be abled to serve cain soda not on cup.At least each passenger should be entitled to one cain of soda not serving on cup.thanks.

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

Pros: "Crew and stewardess were fantastic"
Cons: "Bathrooms needed cleaning on the long trip from Addis Ababa to Houston! They were nasty because guys can’t seem to hit the hole. So there was urine on seat and on floor."
Pros: "Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet."
Cons: "We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle."
Pros: "nothing really"
Cons: "entertainment system only played audio out of one ear, small selection of movies, flight departed late and gate changed"
Pros: "Excellent crew, approachable and helpful. Seat was comfortable with legroom and headrest at the right height"
Cons: "Better selection of videos"
Pros: "Fine flight with good meals."
Cons: "TV was broken, had phone so it was okay, the frustrating but was the call button. I rarely hit it, did this time for an arrivals card, the guy beside me messed his up and used mine while I was sleeping. No problem, until I hit the button. No one came for more than an hour, I even made eye contact."
Cons: "Language barriers are always hard, i sat next to someone who didn’t speak English well, one of the flight crew sounded irritated instead of understanding."

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