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Saudi Arabia is a well-connected country possessing a transportation network of trains, buses, and taxis.

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The fastest and most accessible way of getting around the city is by taking a taxicab. They’re hard to miss, since each taxi is white in color. Taxi drivers are professional and while most of them speak good English, it doesn’t hurt to have your destination written out in Arabic, together with the name of a nearby landmark.

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Most new buses are air conditioned and operated by the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company (SAPTCO). They conduct several routes around the city, all which eventually return to downtown Ballad. They also have a vast number of destinations connecting from Jeddah to most cities in the Kingdom. They also operate international routes including Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Yemen. Their main bus terminal for out of town destinations is located in downtown Ballad, though there are independent bus operators who service other areas. Most of these buses accommodate between 30 and 45 people.

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Train Routes

Riyadh – Dammam Line
Riyadh - Dammam connects Riyadh to the Eastern Region and passes through the following stations: Dammam, Abqaiq, Hofuf and Riyadh.

The North Train
The North Train connects Riyadh to the north of Saudi Arabia and serves the following stations: Riyadh, Al Majmaah, Qassim, Hail and Al Jouf.

Haramain Railway
The Haramain High-Speed Railway is the latest and fastest train in the Middle East, operating between the holy cities of Makkah and Medina in western Saudi Arabia. It serves the following stations: Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdullah Economic City and Medina.

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