The Mecca (Makkah) transport map shows all means of transportation in Mecca (Makkah). This transports map of Mecca (Makkah) will allow you to move easily with public transport of Mecca (Makkah) in Saudi Arabia. The Mecca (Makkah) transportation map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Clean, regular public buses operated by the Saudi Public Transport Company, Saptco, run on specific routes within Mecca (Makkah). Intercity buses also run between all cities in Saudi Arabia. A more extensive network of bus routes into and around the city is planned as part of the Mecca (Makkah) Public Transportation Program. Opened in 2010, Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro line only runs during Hajj, transporting thousands of pilgrims quickly and easily between Makkah and Mount Arafat, Muzdalifah and Mina as you can see in Mecca (Makkah) transports map. The metro system is set to be expanded with new lines to serve residents and pilgrims all year round.
Also known as the Makkah-Medina high-speed railway, the brand new Al Haramain train starts operating in early 2018. It will shorten the journey from Makkah to Medina from 6 hours to 2.5 hours. The train runs via the cities of Jeddah and Rabigh. Tickets are divided into three categories as its shown in Mecca (Makkah) transports map: business class, first class and tourist class. You can hail taxis anywhere in Mecca (Makkah). Drivers usually do not use the meter, so the fare is negotiable. During the last ten days of Ramadan and the Hajj season, the fare may be three times higher due to the high demand and traffic congestion. High-quality, air-conditioned buses run by private companies (such as Dallah and Rawahel) operate specific routes during the Umrah and Hajj seasons.
Metro is an excellent service for long haul in Mecca (Makkah), has great capacity and provides fast service along major corridors. However, Metro does not provide large coverage area. Buses, such as feeder and local routes, complement Metro as its mentioned in Mecca (Makkah) transports map. Feeder bus service expands the coverage area of Metro by bringing passengers from all parts of the city to the Metro stations. The success of a Metro system depends on a robust complementary bus service. Procurement for Phase 1 of both the Metro and Bus Network is underway.
The Mecca (Makkah) zone map shows all transport zones in Mecca (Makkah). This zone map of Mecca (Makkah) will allow you to know the prices of public transport of Mecca (Makkah) in Saudi Arabia. The Mecca (Makkah) zones of transports map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The cheapest way to get from Green Zone to Mecca (Makkah) is to bus which costs $125 - $128 and takes 42h 5m as you can see in Mecca (Makkah) zone map. The fastest way to get from Green Zone to Mecca (Makkah) is to fly and train which takes 6h 24m and costs $150 - $550. The distance between Green Zone and Mecca is 1396 km. It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Green Zone to Mecca (Makkah), including transfers. There is no direct flight from Baghdad Airport to Jeddah Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h and has one stopover. The best way to get from Green Zone to Baghdad Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $45 - $55.
The Mecca (Makkah) metro project is under construction in several phases, and should be complete by 2011 Hajj pilgrimage. The project will service each of the three main cities of Mina, Arafat and Muzdafila with three substations each. The four-line parallel loop network splits into single tracks covering all the encampment zones in Mina. Mina will be the last station for the metro line and will be located towards the west of the Jamarat Bridge as its shown in Mecca (Makkah) zone map. The metro line will be linked to all the four floors of the bridge with elevators. The four-line parallel route moves south towards Arafat before reaching a main station next to the Arafat Mosque and splitting again into a single-line network to carry pilgrims into Arafat. The lines come together again and move towards Muzdelefa where pilgrims will spend ceremonial time before returning to Mina. The line will run on a viaduct with the depot located at the end of the trail that is behind the first station in Arafat. A turnaround loop is planned between the last station and the depot.
Mecca (Makkah) Metro is an 18.1 km metro system with 1 line and 9 stations in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 4 new lines (182 km) are planned to be built by China Railway Construction Corporation and operated by Mecca Mass Rail Transit Company (MMRTC) as its mentioned in Mecca (Makkah) zone map. Tickets for use during the Hajj cost 250 riyals or 100 riyals on the last day. Mecca (Makkah) Metro train services are operated during the holy practices of Hajj with 5 types of trains movements throughout the entire day – Movement A, Movement B, Movement C, Movement D and Movement E. Refer to the schedule posted at the stations.