Bus Services

Bus Services


Shuttle services: Service is suspended until further notice

On-demand service: 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

IMG_0073.JPGA 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. 


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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.  

Please note:

  • 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:

    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).

    Work Haul Schedule

    ​J SQUARE (near Camel roundabout)
    ​6:20 AM
    ​6:50 AM
    ​BLDG. 16
    ​5:00 PM                                                  
    ​5:10 PM

    Jeddah hospitals buses (Aug 4, 2020)

    Hospital bus schedule
    TripsDeparture from KAUSTReturn from IMC
    (Main Gate)
    Return from DSFH
    (Gate 1)

    Booking is required. However, 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. Residents entering KAUST from July 5 onwards should only participate in ’restricted activities’. For further information on ‘restricted activities’, please go here. For further information on Gate Access, please go here. To access the GA App please go here.

    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.

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    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.
    If it is a sub service then select its parent service otherwise don't select any service.