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 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Medina has to offer.

When to visit Medina

Medina in July
Estimated hotel price
$116
1 night at 3-star hotel
Medina in July
Estimated hotel price
$116
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 9 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Medina from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 34h 35m.

Plane

When flying to Medina, you’ll arrive at Medina Mohammad Abdulaziz (MED), which is located 9 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Medina from Australia departs from Perth and takes around 34h 35m.

Airports near Medina

Airlines serving Medina

KLM
Good (837 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,657 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,104 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,411 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,995 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,026 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (412 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (535 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (741 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (192 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (400 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (948 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (309 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (133 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,744 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (411 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 $130 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $269 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

Pullman Zamzam Madina
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$191+
Sofitel Shahd Al Madinah
5 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
$318+
Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
5 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$248+

Hiring a car in Medina

Hiring a car in Medina costs $69 per day, on average, or $275 if you want to hire it for 4 days.

The most frequently booked car type in Medina is Compact (Class Compact Crossover or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 45% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Medina costs $69 per day, on average, or $275 if you want to hire it for 4 days.

The most frequently booked car type in Medina is Compact (Class Compact Crossover or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 45% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.