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Be careful which Jeddah airport terminal you should use

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Be careful which Jeddah airport terminal you should use

Be careful that that Saudi Arabian Airlines uses the north terminal, which is 14 km (according to taxi drivers) away from the main (?) terminal. I was dropped off at the wrong terminal (despite the transportation being arranged by my local business host). I had to endure unpleasant haggling with taxi drivers (Saudi taxis are almost never honest- I reached this sad conclusion after about 8 rides around Jeddah) in a rush to get to the right terminal. One driver asked for 150 Dirham (US $50) shamelessly and simply shrugged when another offered 100 Dirham. I am quite sure the normal fare should be much less, since this second driver pointed out my poor negotiation position, “You don’t have time!” I ended up rushing through the whole thing and barely made my flight to Paris, and hope that you won't repeat this unpleasant experience.

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1. Re: Be careful which Jeddah airport terminal you should use

SV (Saudian) uses the South Terminal in Jeddah, the North being used by foreign airlines. The issue is there is the tarmac in between. So taxis do have to make a huge tour to link both terminals! And yes, they are tough negotiators. I read however they will now be obliged to use a meter. How will this be translated in practice? Too early to say it.

2. Re: Be careful which Jeddah airport terminal you should use

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