Mecca travel guide

Mecca Tourism | Mecca Guide

You're Going to Love Mecca

With a population of 1.32 million, Mecca is a must-see destination in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mecca has to offer.

When to visit Mecca

Mecca in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 174
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mecca in May
Estimated hotel price
C$ 174
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Mecca


Although Mecca doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Taif (TIF), which is located 46 miles from Mecca. The shortest flight to Mecca from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 16h 15m.


Another option to get to Mecca is to pick up a car rental from Jeddah, which is about 41 miles from Mecca. You’ll find branches of Budget and Enterprise, among others, in Jeddah.


Mecca’s bus station is located 7 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Mecca


Airlines serving Mecca

Good (407 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,771 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,528 reviews)
Good (1,047 reviews)
Air France
Good (508 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,471 reviews)
Excellent (1,296 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,093 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (486 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (187 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (406 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (191 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (146 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (182 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (365 reviews)
Excellent (233 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (81 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (886 reviews)
Air Serbia
Good (49 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (265 reviews)
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Where to stay in Mecca

From 5-star hotels such as the Makkah Hotel to great affordable options like the Marwat Al Aseel Hotel, Mecca offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 137 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 246 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Al Aseel Ajyad and Palestine Hotel Makkah. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Mecca, with prices from C$ 19 to C$ 571 per night. Al Jamiah is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Mecca are about 36% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mecca

Most booked hotels in Mecca

Swissôtel Makkah
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 266+
Rosewood Jeddah
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 639+
Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 288+
Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 337+
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Jeddah
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 131+
Jeddah Hilton Hotel
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 404+
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Renting a car in Mecca

Renting a car in Mecca costs C$ 73 per day, on average, or C$ 367 if you want to rent it for 5 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Jeddah King Abdulaziz Intl.