On-demand service: 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
South Beach Schedule
- Weekdays schedule: South Beach bus runs every 30 minutes from Tamimi main supermarket from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
- Weekend schedule: South Beach bus runs every 30 minutes from Tamimi main supermarket from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Shuttle services: Service is suspended until further notice
A wide range of University shuttle buses are available to provide for the transportation requirements of the KAUST Community, with seven major regular bus routes within KAUST. Shuttle buses are color-coded as blue, orange, green, gray, purple, red and yellow with specific routes that will take you across campus. Bus stops are within 250 meters walking distance of each house or facility. All buses pass by major locations such as KAUST Health, Tamimi Supermarket, and Buildings 16, 14 and 18.
49-seater buses are available for shopping trips, which cover the major shopping malls located in Jeddah such as the Red Sea Mall, Mall of Arabia and many others. Buses are also available for pilgrimage trips to Makkah and Madinah, for KAUST community members and visitors who hold a valid KAUST photo ID.
- Drop Off & Pickup Point in Makkah is Aisha-Mosque.
- Drop Off & Pickup Point in Madinah is Bilal Mosque.
- All Off-Campus Trips injection to the system depending on Government official announcement about Eid /holy months starting and ending dates.
Off-Campus Bus Booking:
Work Haul Schedule
J SQUARE (near Camel roundabout)|
|6:20 AM||6:50 AM|
|5:00 PM ||5:10 PM|
Jeddah hospitals buses IMC & DSFH — Operates using the large gold bus
Hospital bus schedule|||||||
Departure from KAUST||
Return from IMC|
Return from DSFH|
Jeddah hospitals buses DSFMC & My Clinic — Operates using small shuttle bus
|Hospital bus schedule|||||||
|Trips||Departure from KAUST||Return from My Clinic|
|Return from DSFMC|
Anyone using the Jeddah hospital buses to and from Jeddah needs to show the driver their confirmed appointment letter. This applies for using the bus to return to KAUST – the bus should not be used for non-medical appointment purposes at this time.
An online reservation and confirmation are required to guarantee your seat on all trips and the bus departure point for all trips is located opposite Tamimi Supermarket.
All off-campus buses have been temporarily suspended ( excluding to Jeddah hospital & Work Haul).
Information, Enquiries and Working Hours
KAUST also provides a Special Events Bus Service. For inquiries regarding this service please contact a member of the team.