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Flights To Mecca

There are few places in the world considered as holy as Mecca. The city is a provincial capital of Saudi Arabia, but is more notably the religious capital of Islam. As the birthplace of the prophet Muhammad, Mecca has been the center of Islamic religion and culture for centuries. Pilgrims fly to Mecca using King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) in Jeddah, and within its storied walls, Mecca contains some of the holiest sites in Islam. The Grand Mosque is quite literally the center of Islamic faith, as Muslims around bow in the direction of the Grand Mosque during daily prayer. The newly constructed Abraj Al-Bait Towers, a government project to provide more facilities for pilgrims, include the third-tallest building and the largest clock face in the world.

Traveling from JED

There are no direct flights to Mecca, but the city is easily accessible from Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport. There are two terminals at JED: one for standard commercial airfare and another specifically for pilgrims. Once landed, your best bet for transportation from Mecca flights is to find a private taxi. The queues of taxis waiting at the airport mean you never have to wait for a ride. You'll have to negotiate your price, but if you share a ride with several people the fare is more than reasonable! Mecca is about a 45-minute taxi trip from the airport, and there are sometimes buses or larger shuttles making the trip as well. They don't necessarily follow a schedule, so don't count on always finding a bus. It is also worth noting that Mecca is open only to practitioners of the Muslim faith.

Experience History in Mecca

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Mecca Flights - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which hotels are located near airports or major attractions in Mecca?

    We've put together a list of hotels in Mecca close to airports and popular sights to see. Check out the hotels below. All of them are within proximity to must-see attractions and major airports in and around the city of Mecca.\n\n* [Makkah Clock Royal Tower - A Fairmont Hotel](https://www.travelocity.com/Mecca-Hotels-Makkah-Clock-Royal-Tower-A-Fairmont-Hotel.h4039860.Hotel-Information): Located in the heart of Mecca, this luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from King Fahad Gate and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Jannat Al Moaalah Graveyard. Abraj Al Bait Towers and Faqih Mosque are also within 6 mi (10 km). This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.\n* [Makkah Hilton Towers](https://www.travelocity.com/Mecca-Hotels-Makkah-Millennium-Towers.h17947.Hotel-Information): A 2-minute walk takes guests from the impressive lobby of Makkah Hilton Towers to King Fahd Gate, the main entrance of the world's holiest mosque. Overlooking Masjid al-Haram with its Kaaba, the hotel is a 15-minute drive from other holy sites including t This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.\n* [Hotel Pullman ZamZam Makkah](https://www.travelocity.com/Mecca-Hotels-Hotel-Pullman-ZamZam-Makkah.h4423727.Hotel-Information): Located in the heart of Mecca, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from King Fahad Gate and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Jannat Al Moaalah Graveyard. Abraj Al Bait Towers and Faqih Mosque are also within 6 mi (10 km). This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.\n* [Swissotel Makkah](https://www.travelocity.com/Mecca-Hotels-Swissotel-Makkah.h5293767.Hotel-Information): Located in the heart of Mecca, this family-friendly hotel is steps from Abraj Al Bait Towers, King Fahad Gate, and Masjid al-Haram. Jannat Al Moaalah Graveyard is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.\n
  • What are the top attractions in Mecca?

    Mecca has over 9 points of interest for you to choose from. We suggest checking out Kaaba and Abraj Al Bait Towers first because they are the most popular attractions in Mecca. Don't forget about other highly recommended spots like Mount Arafat, Well of Zamzam, and Great Mosque of Mecca. Get out there and see what the city has to offer on your trip to Mecca!

FAQs about Mecca Flights

What airport is best to fly into Mecca?

Mecca has just one airport, which makes booking your flight to the city a simple process. Jeddah Airport (JED-King Abdulaziz Intl.) is about 47 miles (75 kilometers) from the action downtown.

Where to stay in Mecca

There's no more fitting time to spoil yourself than when you're taking a vacation. Lock in a room at the Mobark Plaza Hotel Makkah and enjoy a taste of the high life during your stay. Watching your budget? Not to worry, you won't be left out in the cold. The Al Shahba Hotel Makkah will keep both you and your bank account happy.

Places to visit in Mecca

Whether you want to walk around the holy prayer rooms or gaze at the outer design, you should plan to go to Kaaba. Need some more options? Pay a visit to Abraj Al-Bait Towers and gaze into the sky. You'll be thrilled by just how huge this skyscraper is. But there's more. Take some time to go to Great Mosque of Mecca and you will notice that no architectural element was neglected in the design of this holy place.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Mecca

These handy tips and hints about airport security procedures will save you plenty of time on your way to Mecca:

  • Make sure you know the whereabouts of your boarding pass and travel ID. You don't want to hold up the queue when you're asked to present them.
  • Remove your shoes and belt before approaching the security checkpoint. Items like these are not allowed in the body scanner.
  • Make sure your phone, laptop and other electronic devices are easily accessible. These items need to be sent through the X-ray machine separately.
  • Toothpaste, deodorant and other toiletry items in liquid, gel or cream form need to be stored in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). They must also fit in a 1-quart (1-liter) clear zip-lock bag.
  • Consider the type of footwear you want to fly in. Slippers are awesome because they're a piece of cake to remove for the airport security checks. Try wearing a pair on your next journey!
  • Stash any multi-tools or other sharp items inside your checked luggage. Airport security won't permit these on the aircraft.
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