Traveling in Haramain High Speed Train to Makkah and Madinah? What to Expect? (Part 1)

In this blog, we will cover some of the important points if you are taking the Haramain High-Speed train in Saudi Arabia to travel to Makkah, Madinah or Jeddah Airport.

Booking Experience

Needs Little Love! You can book your train tickets online in advance at www.sar.hhr.sa As we all know, no systems are perfect. We encountered different errors and made 4 attempts before successfully completing the booking. Passengers can also book their tickets at the train station booking office. Be prepared to stand in line with patience until your number is called.

If you have booked the tickets online, make sure to take the printout of your train tickets containing the QR code, which will make your boarding easier. Otherwise, you have to go to the train station booking office and wait in line to get the printout.

Seats — Economy and Business Class

Awesome! It has two different types of coaches — economy and business class. Both are super comfortable and spacious. It’s a matter of personal choice. The only difference is that the business class is served with a free sandwich. The food (sandwich) is not that great. The cafeteria is located on the 5th coach of every train. The…

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Aakif Shaikh, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, CISA, GWAPT

Over 18 years of experience in a wide variety of technical domains within information security including information assurance, compliance, and risk management.