Tuesday February 27th, 2024
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Riyadh Bus Now Has Over 50 Routes

670 buses are now operating over the 1,500 km network, so far serving more than 11 million passengers.

Scene Now Saudi

In a city often stereotyped for its over-reliance on cars, Riyadh Bus is changing the story of transportation in Saudi Arabia’s capital with over 50 routes now operational. 670 buses stop at 2,100 stations over a network of more than 1,500 kilometres. Plans don’t stop there; 33 more bus routes have been planned to further improve public transit within the ever-expanding city, with an eventual target of 1,900 kilometres of bus coverage.

A keystone in the King Abdulaziz Project for Riyadh Public ‎Transport (KAPT) network, the Riyadh Bus service aims to make every corner of the capital accessible, as the Royal Commission of Riyadh City (RCRC) continues to roll out more public transportation options. Crucially, the Riyadh Bus routes operate on dedicated bus lanes which allow it to circumvent clogged-up rush hour traffic throughout the city.

From individual trip tickets to week or month-long passes, all tickets can be purchased by credit or debit card, or on the dedicated Riyadh Bus app.

Since the Riyadh Bus launched, the service has completed over 631,000 trips and transported more than 11 ‎million passengers; equivalent to nearly 1.5 times the population of the entire city.

The seven latest additions to the burgeoning network are as follows: Route 932: Al Rabea District to Al Yasmeen, Route 933: Al Nuzha to Al Taawoun, Route 942: Gulf District to Al Rawda, Route 944: Al Andalus to Gulf Station, Route 947: Al Shuhada to Al Munsiah, and Route 948: Al Yarmouk District.

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