Sleeping in Airports

Medina Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Medina Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Medina Airport.

What to Expect

  • This brand new terminal is considered an architectural and engineering gem, and the building has earned a LEED Gold certification for high-performing sustainable infrastructure and practices.
  • The airport connects with many destinations around the world, adding several more destinations during the Hajj season.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels within 25 minutes of the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Primeclass Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Ground Floor, near Gate 112. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Wellcome Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Domestic Departure Level, 1st Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Medina Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Mirage Taiba – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotel Madinah – (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Elaf Taiba Hotel – (25 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Medina Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Medina Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the “TIBAHAIRPORTS” network and follow the instructions.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. There are approximately 20 machines operated from a variety of banks. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: International and Domestic Arrivals halls.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge at the entrance of the departure hall (landside) and in the baggage reclaim area (airside). The airport also offers a 24 hour porter service at the same locations, for a fee of 10 SAR.

Duty Free & Shopping – At the time of this update, it is not known if there are any food concessions which are open 24 hours a day. The airport offers 28 restaurants (Landside and Airside).

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. Self-service restaurants are open 24 hours in the following locations: Departure Hall, Domestic Boarding area, International Boarding area, and Public Hall (between Terminals 2 and 3).

Information Desk – Operated by a multi-lingual staff, the information desk can answer your general questions about the airport, flight schedules and the local area. Location: Inside the airport terminal entrance. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Center – The airport’s four medical clinics offer emergency medical care around the clock. If you are in need of assistance, any airport staff member can direct you to the nearest location. Locations: Meet & Greet Area, International Arrivals, Hajj Terminal and Mobile Health Clinic. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Prayer Rooms – Available throughout the departures and arrivals areas of the airport.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Medina airport is served by the following airlines: Egyptair • Oman Air • Tunis Air • Turkish Airlines • Emirates • Saudi Arabian Airlines • PIA • Air Blue • FlyDubai • Ethiad Airlines • Onur Air • Gulf Air.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public buses connect the airport and The Prophet’s Mosque in Medina city center. Buses depart 5 times daily; 7 during Ramadan. The ride takes 30 minutes and at the time of this December 2017 update, fare is SAR 3 per trip.

Car Rentals

There are at least nine rental car companies available in the passenger terminal.


Taxis and limousines are available for hire. The airport recommends using only authorized services. For estimated fares, see the airport’s website.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.