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Updated April 2024

For several years, Saudi officials have been focused on developing a comprehensive public transportation system in Riyadh that can cater to the needs of all demographic groups while meeting the city’s current and future mobility demands. As part of this strategy, they have constructed a world-class metro network that effectively connects every corner of the city.

If you’re looking to learn more about the brand-new Riyadh Metro, Wego has compiled everything we know so far.

Riyadh Metro overview

Currently in progress, the Riyadh Metro, also known as the King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project, is set to revolutionize public transportation in the bustling metropolis of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As a key component of the King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport, this rapid transit system will boast six metro lines stretching a grand total of 176 kilometers and serving 84 stations.

The project is slated to come with a hefty price tag of USD 22.5 billion but promises to provide efficient, eco-friendly transportation to millions of residents and visitors alike.

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Riyadh Metro opening date

After a decade of meticulous planning and construction efforts that began in 2014, the highly anticipated Riyadh Metro is expected to open to the public this 2024. This will mark the end of years of hard work and collaboration and signal a new era of efficient and sustainable urban transportation for the bustling city of Riyadh.

Please note that we will update this section as soon as new information becomes available.

Riyadh Metro lines


Riyadh Metro will feature six lines, each with a separate train routing:

  1. blue line: Axis of Al-Olaya – Al-Batha – Al-Hayer roads
  2. red line: Axis of King Abdullah Road
  3. orange line: Axis of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Road – Prince Saad Bin Abdurrahman I Road
  4. yellow line: Axis of King Khalid International Airport Road
  5. green line: Axis of King Abdulaziz Road
  6. violet line: Axis of Abdurrahman Bin Awf Road – Sheikh Hassan Bin Hussain Bin Ali Road

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Riyadh Metro stations

The Riyadh Metro system will encompass 84 stations strategically located in densely populated districts, commercial centers, educational institutions, and medical facilities. This comprehensive network will greatly facilitate the daily commutes of countless individuals.

Of the 84 stations, four key stations will serve as major transit hubs where metro lines intersect with the bus network. These stations include:

  • Qasr Al-Hukm District Station
  • King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station
  • Western Metro Station
  • STC Station

Moreover, the metro system is designed to seamlessly integrate with the King Khalid International Airport and the public transportation center, further expanding its reach and enhancing the overall transportation experience in Riyadh.

Riyadh Metro ticket prices

The official ticket pricing has yet to be released. However, the Riyadh Development Authority has indicated that a weekly metro ticket is expected to cost around SAR 25.

Furthermore, the Riyadh Metro will introduce an advanced fare system designed for hassle-free ticketing and fare collection. Commuters will access the transportation network by tapping their smart card near the card reader. This contactless system operates through near-field communication (NFC) technology, ensuring swift and convenient transactions for passengers.


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