Bus Services

Bus Services


Shuttle services: All shuttle buses have been stopped until further notice.

On-demand service: 7 days a week from 7:00 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 ).

    Jeddah hospitals buses

    Please note that effective May 28, the DSFH/IMC schedule is changed to better serve the community needs. The buses run every day except Friday.

    Hospital bus schedule
    TripsDeparture from KAUSTReturn from IMCReturn from DSFH

    Anyone using the Jeddah hospital buses will be required to show an appointment confirmation. 

    Upon return to KAUSTquarantine will apply to the bus user as well as to anyone in their household. 

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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.