Mecca travel guide

Mecca Tourism | Mecca Guide

You're Going to Love Mecca

With a population of 1,32 million, Mecca is a must-see destination in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Mecca has to offer.

When to visit Mecca

Mecca in July
Estimated hotel price
S$ 219
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mecca in July
Estimated hotel price
S$ 219
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Mecca

Plane

Although Mecca doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Taif (TIF), which is located 75 km from Mecca. The shortest flight to Mecca from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 9h 45m.

Bus

Mecca’s bus station is located 11 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Mecca doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Taif (TIF), which is located 75 km from Mecca. The shortest flight to Mecca from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 9h 45m.

Bus

Mecca’s bus station is located 11 km from the city centre.

Airports near Mecca

TIFTaif

Airlines serving Mecca

KLM
Good (843 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,727 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,194 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (972 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,951 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,194 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (438 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (770 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (553 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (194 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (189 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (770 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (511 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (184 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (340 reviews)
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Where to stay in Mecca

From 5-star hotels such as the Makkah Hotel to great affordable options like the Borj Al Diyafah Hotel, Mecca offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around S$ 79 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 185 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Mecca, with prices from S$ 24 to S$ 484 per night. Batha Quraish is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Mecca are about 55% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mecca

Most booked hotels in Mecca

Swissôtel Makkah
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
S$ 211+
Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 193+
Elaf Kinda Hotel
5 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
S$ 153+
Pullman Zamzam Makkah
5 stars
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
S$ 178+
Al Nabarees Al Masi Hotel
3 stars
Good (6, Good reviews)
S$ 61+

Hiring a car in Mecca

Compact (Nissan Sunny or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Mecca, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.

Compact (Nissan Sunny or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Mecca, while also 63% cheaper than other types, on average.