8 Free Parking Areas around Masjid al Haram in Makkah

Today I am sharing with you many places to park your cars free of cost in Makkah. It is important to mention here that all the below mentioned parking places are free of cost. Which parking place is more suitable for you depends upon the area from where you are coming into Makkah.

1-Kudai Parking: The most famous parking area in Makkah is Kudai Parking. The parking area is huge so you can find a place there very easily. Normally taxi charges around SR 15 to go to Masjid al-Haram. However, during Ramadan days, SAPTCO service operates 24 hours a day and they charge only SR 3 per person. This is the best parking place during Ramadan. GPS Location


2-Rasifa Parking: If you are going to Makkah from Jeddah or Madina, I think the best parking place is Rasifa Parking. While heading towards Makkah from Jeddah on Makkah Highway, you need to take right from the first signal you face there. The parking is free and you taxi charges only SR 15 to reach Masjid al-Haram. GPS Location

3-Makarem Ajyad Makkah Hotel: I think this is the closest parking area to the Masjid al-Haram. You can walk for 5 mins and enter the boundaries of Masjid al-Haram. You don’t need to take any taxi. However, most of the times this area is overcrowded and it is difficult to find a parking spot there. GPS Location

4-Al Hajoon Parking: This parking area is situated across the Jannat ul Mualla or Mualla graveyard. This location is good for parking only if you can walk for around 12 mins to reach to the Masjid al-Haram. If you take a taxi from there, it will cost you a lot as it is around 6.3 km from the drive. GPS Location

5-Maskhoutah Parking: There is another free parking area where you can park your vehicle while going to Masjid al Haram. You just need to cross a tunnel and you are in the masjid al Haram. Normally taxi charges around SR 10 to be there. If you are alone, they charge SR 3 per person. GPS Location

6-Masjid Aisha R.A: There is a big parking area around Masjid Aisha R.A in Makkah where you can park your vehicle free of cost. After parking your vehicle there, you can take taxis which charges only SR 2 per person to drop you to the Masjid al Haram in Makkah. GPS Location

7-Behind Masjid Nafeeh Makkah: You can park your vehicle behind Masjid Nafeeh Makkah free of cost and walk to the Masjid al Haram. It is 10 mins walk from the Masjid al Haram. GPS Location


8-Hajj Parking Area: If you are going to perform Umrah during Ramadan, authorities will stop you at Hajj Parking Area. This area is around 20km away from Masjid al-Haram and it takes you around 45 mins to reach Masjid al Haram from there. Bus Service charges SR 10 for up and down to Masjid al Haram from this point. That’s the reason most of the people try to reach Kudai Parking bypassing the security circles which is not recommended at all. GPS Location


  • Irfan Ahmed

    Tip: If you have a Saudi Arabia driving license, then u can avail Cheap travelling option from Jeddah airport in Ramadan. Because in Ramadan if you take a taxi it will cost 200 to 250 riyal minimum for one side. So take rent a car from airport costs (110 riyal from HANCO rent a car, i took Hyundai Accent 2017 model, They allow 200km a day which was enough for travelling from jeddah airport to Hajj parking and then come back to jeddah airport) , rent a car offices are located inside the jeddah airport after baggage claim, take the car from airport and park the car outside makkah in Hajj parking.
    (GPS coordinates
    21°23’31.6″N 39°42’39.2″E

    Note: put these coordinates in google search to see the loacation.

    The parking is free but for per passenger they will charge 10 Riyals for return from Hajj parking to Haram. The Bus are very frequent. maximum you have to wait a minute or two. their is a separate route for these buses through tunnel. which drops 150m away from Masjid ul Haram on Ajyad Street. from same place you will find buses for returning to hajj parking. bus takes around 20 to 25 minutes to reach Masjid ul Haram from Hajj Parking
    (GPS coordinate
    21°25’01.8″N 39°49’45.0″E

    Return the car on this location on jeddah airport GPS coordinate
    21°40’02.1″N 39°09’00.6″E

    Travelling from Jeddah airport to Makkah takes about 2 hours to reach Masjid ul Haram.

  • Thank you very much for your input. I will try to add it in the body of the article.