Buses on international routes for the first time in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has launched international buses for the first time. This passenger service will be operated from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, to Muscat, the capital of Oman. This international route bus is called Al Khanzari which will connect the two countries through Quarter Road.

Rashid Al Khanzari, owner of Al Khanzari Paribahan, said the bus will start daily departures from Muscat at 6 am and Riyadh (Azizia area) at 5 pm. It will take 18 to 20 hours to travel from Riyadh to Muscat. There will be time for various formalities at the border. The time from Riyadh will be determined according to the needs of the passengers.


According to sources, this bus route will have three stops in Oman, namely: Rui, Nizwa and Ibri. And in Saudi Arabia will only stop in Dammam, the bus will go through Dammam to the capital Biyad until the end of February. The one-way fare is 250 riyals. After that, the rent will be up to 350 Riyals. Saudi authorities said the bus would carry a minimum of 25 passengers.

In addition, through this bus, expatriates will get visas to go to Oman, in addition, the on-arrival visa system will continue for some citizens, said the relevant authorities.