Operates 7-days per week during non-peak hours.
The on-demand bus comes when you need it and takes you where you want to go on campus and residential areas of KAUST.
To use the on-demand bus, download the Rekab app available on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Tips to consider when using the on-demand bus:
Park your vehicle in the Discovery Square car park, located across from the KAUST Inn, and jump straight on the shuttle from Shuttle Stop 1. Get dropped off close to a variety of food and retail options in Discovery Square or the Harbor Walk.
Services for people with physical limitations are provided for qualifying passengers. For more information, contact the SAPTCO Helpdesk or 012-808 5222
Coaches are available for off-campus trips, which cover the major shopping malls located in Jeddah such as the Red Sea Mall and Mall of Arabia. These are available for KAUST community members and visitors who hold a valid KAUST photo
Free Wi-Fi is now available on all of the large gold buses, covering the majority of destinations. The smaller bus which travels the short journey to Thuwal does not have Wi-Fi.
Note: The above timing may be impacted by traffic delays, especially during public holidays and weekends.
|Destination||Pick up/Drop Off||Destination||Pick up/Drop Off|
|Habitat||Main Gate||Red Sea Mall||Parking in front of Gate 5|
|DSFMC||Main Gate||Mall of Arabia||Gate 5 downstairs|
|My Clinic||Main Gate||KAEC||Water Front|
|IMC||Main Gate||Thuwal||Main Market|
|DSFH||Main Gate||Madinah||SAPTCO Station|
|Ballad||Parking opposite Corniche Center near the big Mosque||Makkah||Jarwal bus parking|
|IKEA||Main Parking lot||Jeddah International Market||Main Gate|
While our off-campus bus services remain heavily subsidized by KAUST, fees are in place for Thuwal and KAEC corniche buses. In keeping with the strategy to "Grow Strategically While Optimizing Costs," introducing charging for these buses will help us continue to find efficiencies and optimize resources.
The round-trip fee is paid by card only when you arrive at the bus. There is no one-way payment option and cash cannot be accepted at this time.
Discounts: Children aged 12 and under ride free. University Students and their dependents also ride free, and a copy of the KAUST ID indicating the primary's student status is required to be provided as proof
Pre-booking is recommended to guarantee your seat. The bus departure point for all trips is located opposite Tamimi Supermarket.
KAUST also provides a Special Events Bus Service. For inquiries regarding this service please contact us.