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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.

MED Airport Overview

medina airport guideTo 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.

Sleeping in Medina Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Medina Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel near Medina Airport:

  • Millennium Madinah Airport – Within walking distance (500m) from the terminal.  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Medina, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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. 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 • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Wellcome Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Domestic Departure Level, 1st Floor. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Medina Airport Lounges

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).

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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.

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 – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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.

Showers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

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.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.