Transportation services at KAUST include a wide range of bus services, both on and around the community, and scheduled daily coach trips to various commercial centers, malls and markets in Jeddah.


Campus bus services

Frequent on campus color-coded buses are available free of charge for use by all community members. Bus stops are placed within 250 meters walking distance of any facility and there are numerous bus stops throughout the residential areas. All buses pass the major locations, including KAUST Health, Tamimi Supermarket, the Recreation Centers, the University’s Administration Building, the Student Center and the IT Building. Dedicated School and Daycare buses, with pre-defined routes, are also available throughout the year.

There are daily bus trips to various destinations in Jeddah, and weekly/monthly trips to Makkah and Medina. These bus trips are free of charge to residents.


Personal taxi and car rental

Taxi services are available 24/7 for destinations anywhere within the campus and for destinations off-campus, such as airport trips (pick-ups and drop-offs).

Cars, drivers, buses and golf carts are available to rent for special trips, subject to availability. 

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Travel Office

A dedicated KAUST Travel Office, provided by Kanoo Travel (located in Harbor Walk) is available for business and personal travel requirements. The Travel office offers full vacation packages to various holiday destinations and assists with airline, hotel and holiday and car rental bookings.

The Corporate Travel office is available 24/7 for airline booking, ticketing, hotel booking and out of Kingdom car rental arrangements.


Mail and Courier

The KAUST Mail Room is operated by UPS and DHL and provides an international postal service and express courier service, Saudi Post mail services and mailbox management. The service covers business and personal documents, letters and packages. 

KAUST staff, faculty and students can apply for a mailbox, which is accessible 24/7 at the Mail Room located at the KAUST Discovery Town Center. Pick-up and distribution for inter-office mail can be requested through the mail and courier helpdesk by phone or e-mail.