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.
MED Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Medina Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport.
What to Expect
The brand new terminal at Medina Airport (code: MED) is impressive by both environmental and architectural standards. The terminal building is divided into two main concourses: one for domestic routes and one for international, Hajj, and Umrah traffic. Amenities are plentiful, with dozens of eateries, cafes, duty-free shops, and boutiques, many of which are open 24 hours. Despite the sleek surroundings, WiFi is free for only 30 minutes. For added comfort while you wait. economy class passengers can pay to enter two airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Medina Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Millennium Madinah Airport – (2 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Marriott Executive Apartments Madinah – (19 minutes from the airport) Shuttle service is available ($). » Check Rates
- Crowne Plaza Madinah – (22 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.
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. 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!
Primeclass Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Ground Floor, near Gate 112. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
Wellcome Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Domestic Departure Level, 1st Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
Related Pages: Medina Airport Lounges
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 – Duty Free Shopping is offered in both the Domestic and International Departures area. A small variety of souvenir shops are also available. All stores are open 24 hours.
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, we do not know if there are any food concessions which are open 24 hours a day. The airport offers 28 restaurants (Landside and Airside).
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 Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Rate: Unknown. Location: Landside, near airport entrance.
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, click here to update this airport guide.
Prayer Rooms – Available throughout the departures and arrivals areas of the airport.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Medina and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Al Tayyar Travel Agency with offices at the airport (Terminal 3) that can probably be of assistance.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Medina airport is served by the following airlines: Air Arabia • Atlas Global • Egyptair • Emirates • Etihad Airways • Ethiopian Airlines • flydubai • Flynas • Garuda Indonesia • Gulf Air • Kuwait Airways • Malaysia Airlines • Nesma Airlines • Oman Air • Pakistan International Airlines • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • Salam Air • Saudi Arabian Airlines • Turkish Airlines. Note: additional airlines serve the airport on a charter/seasonal basis and during Hajj.
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 update, fare is SAR 3 per trip.
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: 2022-01-25
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: update the airport guide or write a review.