Riyadh Metro – Information, Route Map, Tickets & Timings

Riyadh Metro is a 176 km mass rapid transit system (MRTS) with 84 metro stations and 6 metro lines under construction in Riyadh, King of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Construction started for Riyadh Metro project in April 2014. Riyadh Metro has a deadline of December 2024 and is one of the largest transit projects to be constructed in one go making it a “mega project”.

Current Status

Riyadh Metro is expected to open in December 2024 at an estimated cost of USD 22.5 billion. The project is part of the King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public Transport.

Riyadh Metro System Information

  • Owner: The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC)
  • Operator: The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC)
  • Total Planned Network: 176 km (46.3 km underground)
  • Operational Network: 0 km
  • Planned Stations: 85
  • Operations to Begin: December 2024 
  • Rolling Stock: Siemens (Blue & Red lines) and Alstom (Orange, Yellow, Green & Purple)
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge (1,435 mm)

Riyadh Metro Lines (Under Construction Network)

Blue Line (Line-1): Al Aridh – Ad Dar Al Baida

  • Total Length: 38 km
  • Stops/Stations: 25

Red Line (Line-2): King Saud University – King Fahad Stadium

  • Total Length: 25.3 km
  • Stops/Stations: 15

Orange Line (Line-3): Jeddah Road – Khasm Al An

  • Total Length: 40.7 km
  • Stops/Stations: 22 

Yellow Line (Line-4): King Abdullah Financial District – KKIA Airport’s Terminals 1-2

  • Total Length: 29.6 km
  • Stops/Stations: 17

Green Line (Line-5): Ministry of Education – Ministry of Finance

  • Total Length: 12.9 km
  • Stops/Stations: 17

Purple Line (Line-6): King Abdullah Financial District – An Naseem

  • Total Length: 29.9 km
  • Stops/Stations: 12

Riyadh Metro stations

The Riyadh Metro will consist of 84 metro stations located in densely populated districts, commercial centers, educational institutions, and medical facilities. Of the 84 stations, four key stations will serve as major transit hubs where metro lines intersect with the bus network. These stations include:

  • Qasr Al-Hukm District Metro Station
  • King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) Metro Station (designed by Zaha Hadid Architects)
  • Western Metro Station
  • STC Metro Station

Riyadh Metro Route Map

Map of Riyadh Metro with all stations via metromaps:

Riyadh Metro Ticket Prices

Official ticket pricing for Riyadh Metro has not been released. Ticket prices for travel on Riyadh Metro will be updated here when operations begin.

That said, the Riyadh Development Authority (RDA) has indicated that a weekly metro ticket is expected to cost around SAR 25.

Riyadh Metro will feature n advanced ticketing system designed for hassle-free ticketing and fare collection. Commuters will be able to tap their smart card near the card reader using near-field communication (NFC) technology.

Riyadh Metro Hours (Timetable)

This section will be updated when operations begin.

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