Medina travel guide

Medina Tourism | Medina Guide

You're Going to Love Medina

With a population of 1.30 million, Medina is the largest city in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Medina has to offer.

When to visit Medina

Medina in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 230
1 night at 3-star hotel
Medina in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 230
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Medina in June, when the average temperature is 35 °C, and the highest can go up to 41 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 17 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 10 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Medina, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Medina

Plane

When flying to Medina, you’ll arrive at Medina Mohammad Abdulaziz (MED), which is located 9 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Medina from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 20h 10m.

Plane

When flying to Medina, you’ll arrive at Medina Mohammad Abdulaziz (MED), which is located 9 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Medina from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 20h 10m.

Airports near Medina

Airlines serving Medina

KLM
Good (852 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,534 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,306 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,582 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,958 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,121 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,469 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,859 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (396 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (716 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (502 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (197 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (184 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (54 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (990 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (397 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (311 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (131 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,795 reviews)
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Where to stay in Medina

From 5-star hotels such as the Intercontinental Madinah - Dar Al Iman, An IHG Hotel to great affordable options like the Zaha Al Munawara Hotel, Medina offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 110 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 241 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Al Alya Hotel Rooms and Suites and Rotana Al Mesk Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Medina

Most booked hotels in Medina

Emaar Royal Hotel Al Madina
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 169+
Le Méridien Medina
5 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 244+
Pullman Zamzam Madina
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 217+
Sofitel Shahd Al Madinah
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 269+
Saja Al Madinah
4 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 149+
Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
5 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 225+

Renting a car in Medina

Renting a car in Medina costs C$ 136 per day, on average, or C$ 409 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

The most frequently booked car type in Medina is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 42% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Medina costs C$ 136 per day, on average, or C$ 409 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

The most frequently booked car type in Medina is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 42% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.