Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul-Aziz Airport is 8km away from Madinah, and mostly handles and international flights. The airport is accessible to non-Muslims too. Elaf Taibah hotel arrange airport pick and drop services for guest
Please not that there are no private or public buses available from the Prince Mohammed Airport.
The Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company runs luxurious buses that provide excellent air-conditioning, baggage-space, water bottles and sometimes snacks too. These buses run several times a day from almost all parts of Saudi Arabia at very affordable rates. A SAPTCO bus station is located at Elaf Taibah Hotel.
A 6- hour ride from Makkah to Madinah will cost around SAR 60 to 80 whilst a 5-hour journey from Medina-to-Jeddah and vice versa will cost SAR 50 to 60. The Medina to Jeddah trip can also be undertaken in private
In Madinah, there are numerous car rental options because the city is usually packed to capacity with visitors during the holy months.
Taxis are the most common form of in-town transportation and are used in most major cities of Saudi Arabia including Madinah. Taxis can be hailed from anywhere inside the city and can even be hired in advance from taxi drivers standing in front of the hotel. The rates offered have considerable room for negotiation/bargaining so one should keep that in mind.
Madinah also offers an interesting option of unofficial taxis where some of the locals will offer you ride. Discuss the price before getting in. In most cases prices for around the town are about SAR 5. This is a somewhat safer and much cheaper option than a normal taxi. Plus you will get to experience some culture as well by interacting with your local driver.