If you’re traveling to perform Umrah for the first time, what questions you would be looking for on different search engines? Probably, you will be more curious about the distant traveling than anything else at this time right away. Sounds accurate?
It’s all a pressure on nerves that how many miles you have to cover and what are the options available traveling from Makkah to Madinah.
Considering the thought that you have old parents and small children that might make a weary sound during the commute, International Link Tours have some leads to ensure you and your family a convenient trip.
Use SAPTCO Service When You Travel
SAPTCO stands for Saudi Public Transport Company. It was brought to action in 1399H (1979CE). It provides VIP express bus services within the country between the cities of Jeddah-Makkah and- Madinah. You won’t find a better, cheap, reliable and efficient mean than SAPTCO.
How SAPTCO is Useful for Pilgrims?
SAPTCO offers normal and VIP services to guide pilgrims routing between Makkah to Madinah. Before you purchase your SAPTCO ticket, you can look out at its bus schedules and ticket prices. You can then make a choice whether to use its regular service or to avail its VIP transport.
Regular Service vs. VIP Express
Regular service has no luxury touch and what you call with limited leg room, no snacks or food to be served within that. It runs every hour and house all sort of passengers. They normally take 48 passengers on board just like usual coach service.
While as compared, VIP Express has a more open room for pilgrim needs. It has premium features to make the trip pleasant. It runs only 2-3 per day and even on some specific days. They carry only a fixed amount of 30 passengers in one go and so the pilgrims behave more adaptable towards it.
VIP express service consists of the following benefits:
- Modern buses with spacious capacity (only 30 seats)
- Live TV Channels.
- Privet screen.
- Charging points.
Traveling from Makkah
For Makkah (Al-Haram Bus Station) to Madinah departures, there are a total of17 departures daily. The journey is 6 hours long and the normal bus departs at these times.
01:00, on the hour from 07:00 until 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 17:30, 19:00, 20:30, 21:28, 23:00 and 23:59. On the other hand, the VIP service runs from Saturday to Thursday at 09:00, 11:00, 17:00 and 22:00.
Traveling from Madinah
There are a total of 16 departures for passengers from Madinah to Makkah (Al-Haram Bus Station). The trip takes around 8 hours including a number of stops especially Dhu’l-Hulayfah.
The regular bus departs on these times 01:00, on the hour from 07:00 until 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:30, 17:30, 19:00, 20:30, 21:28, 23:00 and 23:59.
The VIP services are 4 daily that run Saturday to Thursday at 10:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 21:30.
Alternative Modes of Travel
Apart from buses, taxies are willingly another option to help yourself. A private taxi for a single passenger will cost more than shared taxis. Private cars are relatively expensive too.