Thursday, March 01, 2012

Dammam to Riyadh Train Travel in the Afternoon

solo flashpack sightseeing the sands
october 25, 2011 tuesday

Dammam, 'Abd Allah Fouad District, ibn Sina St., west of Dammam Housing Complex on Dammam-Khobar highway.
The station is open 24 hours.

train trip schedules from riyadh city to dammam city;

Train   Dammam   Riyadh    
1          05:22       09:58
3          09:32      14:28
5         12:32       17:18
7         15:22       20:08
9         19:28       00:14

train ticket fares (riyal);

Dammam–Riyadh       Full Ticket Half Ticket     Infant
Al-Rehab Class             130              65             13
Al-Taleaa Class              75               38              8
Al-Qafilah Class            60               30             6

saudi railway at dammam station

famous pinoy fast-food at al-khobar mall

going back to saudi railway at dammam station

Dammam  is the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the most oil-rich region in the world. Dammam is the largest city in the Eastern Province and third largest in Saudi Arabia, after Riyadh and Jeddah. Dammam, and the rest of the Eastern Province, is served by the King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the largest airport in the world in terms of land area (approximately 780 km2), about 20 km to the northwest of the city. Dammam's King Abdul Aziz Sea Port is the largest on the Persian Gulf. Its import-export traffic in the country is second only to Jeddah's port.

Distances to nearby cities and Gulf States;
Eastern Province
    Dhahran : 25.0 km
    Jubail : 77.89 km (48.40 mi)
    Khobar : 17.94 km (11.15 mi)
    Riyadh : 394.89 km (245.37 mi)
Gulf States
    Bahrain : 61.86 km (38.44 mi)
    Qatar : 187.74 km (116.66 mi)

Khobar (also written as al-Khobar) is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf. Many of Khobar's residents work for Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company. Traditionally, Khobar has also been a city of shopkeepers and merchants, and the city today has many modern malls and boulevards with shops run by international franchises, and restaurants. Together, Khobar, Dhahran and Dammam are often known as "The Triplet Cities". Khobar today is a bustling economic centre with many skyscapers under construction.

saudi railway at dammam station

saudi railway at dammam station

I did not stay much on this 2 cities due I am really lost (zero itinerary) and even when I took a cab I don't even know where to drop. since the next trip to riyadh train is 1522H, I decided to just stay in a filipino mall in al khobar city center and took my lunch in our famous local fastfood. afterwards, stroll a little bit then headback to railway station. lots of camels in the dessert just strolling around so be prepare on your camera.

itinerary and expense report (riyal);

0500H - wake-up time
0530H - ETD apartment
        taxi bound to railway station (15)
0600H - ETA railway station
        purchase ticket (60)
0730H - ETD riyadh
        buy chicken sandwich & water (6)
1230H - ETA dammam
        taxi bound to al khobar city center (35)
        lunch in jollibee (12)
1415H - ETD al khobar
        taxi bound to railway station (25)
1435H - ETA railway station
        purchase ticket (60)
1530H - ETD dammam
2015H - ETA riyadh
        taxi bound to apartment (10)
2030H - ETA apartment

saudi railway view during cruise in the afternoon

saudi railway view during cruise in the afternoon

saudi railway in riyadh station

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