Taxi & Car Rental


Taxi and car rental services are available to provide personal and business transportation to destinations inside and outside the KAUST community, including to KAEC, Thuwal, and Jeddah. 

"Have you heard? You can now book your personal taxi through the KAUSTCentral App!"

Taxi Services

Taxi services are available for both personal and business needs. We recommend booking in advance for taxis, especially during busy travel periods. 

Book a taxi
Pricing and conditions


Taxi contacts from Hanco and SAPTCO are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.





Tel: 012 808-5647 or 012 808-5604Tel: 012 808-5616 or 012 808-5617



Car Rental Options

Hanco offers a wide range of vehicles for daily, weekly, monthly and long-term rental options. Driver services are also available. For business car rental, fill the Hanco vehicle request form and email it to

Shift Inc. is an innovative car rental app that enables convenient online booking and pick-up from a nearby location inside the university.

ALTAWKILAT (UMA) is a car rental company having multiple new car models.



Contact the KAUST Transportation team

We aim to ensure that our service providers continually support your transportation needs. Your feedback and comments are welcome and can be sent to