The following describes the ticket policy applicable to Saudi Railway Company (SAR):


1. Customers must bring identification when buying a ticket and when traveling to ensure conformity of the names and ages of all customers.

2. Valid customer ID must be presented when travelling.

3. Student ticket holders must present an accredited Student ID Card when asked to do by SAR staff at the station or onboard the train.

4. Disabled ticket holders must present an accredited Disability ID Card when asked to do by SAR staff at the station or onboard the train.

5. Carer ticket holders must travel with a Disabled ticket holder at all times (maximum 1 Carer per Disabled customer). The accompanying Disabled ticket holder must hold an accredited Disability ID Card.

6. Customers are responsible for ensuring they hold a valid ticket applicable for their entire journey.

7. Baggage check-in desks will open 2 hours before departure.

8. Boarding gates will close 5 minutes before the stated departure time.

9. Check-in desks for luggage drop off will close 20 minutes prior to the stated departure time.

10. The Business Class Lounge will open 2 hours prior to departure.

11. The ticket office will close 30 minutes before departure for sales and enquiries relating to the departing service.

12. Children (2 to 15 years) travelling in our seated accommodation must travel with at least one other adult (18+) in their group.  Infants under the age of 2 must be accompanied by an adult at a ratio of 1:1.  

13. Children and infants travelling in our Private Sleeper Cabins must occupy the room with at least one other adult (18+) in their group.  Children and Infants under the age of 5 in our Private Cabins must be accompanied by an adult at a ratio of 1:1.  Children over the age of 5 must have their own bed.  The maximum occupancy rate in our Private Cabins is four inclusive of children and infants

14. Customers must sit/sleep in the carriage and seat, cabin and bed number allocated to them on their ticket. SAR reserves the right to reallocate seats, cabins and beds at short notice.

15. Customers are entitled to a full ticket refund if the trip was cancelled by SAR.

16. SAR is not responsible for passenger compensation due to the late arrival of services due to circumstances outside of its control.

17. If customers are late to the boarding gate, their booking will be cancelled and no refund due. However, our fares are flexible and can be changed or cancelled before departure (fees may apply). Click here for details.

18. All tickets are non-transferable, and can only be used by the named person on the ticket.

19. Discounts are not applicable to special offers or promotional fares.

20. SAR reserves the right to amend ticket prices at any time. SAR also reserves the right to cancel, amend or reschedule any promotional offers without notice.

21. Gregorian’s dates are the official dates that will be used on all tickets.

22. Infants under 2 will not receive a seat reservation in Business or Economy Class.

23. It is strictly prohibited to smoke in all station facilities and inside the train coaches. Failure to comply can lead to penalties.

24. No customer will be allowed to leave the departure area without a security permit.

25. Baggage will not be permitted onboard SAR trains without a travelling customer.

26. Abusive language and behavior towards staff will not be tolerated at any time.

27. Customer’s dress code onboard SAR trains must be in accordance with the traditions of KSA.

28. It is strictly prohibited to ship weapons, flammable materials and compressed containers. The carriage of weapons and sharp items on-board is strictly prohibited.

29. Food and beverages are not permitted to be brought on-board.

30. In the interest of customer safety, children must be supervised at all times.

31. The transportation of animals is not permitted.