Medina travel guide

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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 8 days in order to fully appreciate everything Medina has to offer.

When to visit Medina

Medina in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
1 night at 3-star hotel
Medina in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 120
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


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 22h 30m.

Airports near Medina

Airlines serving Medina

Good (403 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,750 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,512 reviews)
Good (1,040 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,450 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (181 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (77 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (890 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (263 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (134 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (61 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (173 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,747 reviews)
Good (203 reviews)
Kuwait Airways
Good (115 reviews)
Royal Jordanian
Good (175 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (53 reviews)
Good (40 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 Rua Al Hijrah Hotel, Medina offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 156 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 281 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Dar Al Naeem Hotel and Dar Al Eiman Ohud.

Where to stay in popular areas of Medina

Most booked hotels in Medina

Intercontinental Dar Al Hijra Madinah, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 277+
Madinah Hilton
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 415+
Pullman Zamzam Madina
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 296+
Shahd Al Madinah Hotel
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 337+
Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 315+
Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
C$ 357+
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Renting a car in Medina

Renting a car in Medina costs C$ 103 per day, on average, or C$ 828 if you want to rent it for 8 days.