Jeddah does not have an extensive public transport system and the easiest way of getting around the city is by private vehicle. It's relatively easy to rent a car and a number of well-known international car hire companies are located at the airport and in the city centre. Most hotels and expatriate compounds also offer shuttle services to the airport and the main shopping and business districts.
Public buses are available, but are mostly used by
foreign workers for travel within the city. There are plenty of
taxis in Jeddah, which can be hailed from the street or pre-booked
by telephone. These offer the best means of transport for those not
wanting to hire a car. Fares are quite reasonable and generally do
not exceed SAR 40.
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