Types of Driving Licenses in Saudi Arabia

There are 11 types of driving licenses in Saudi Arabia such as heavy truck licenses, large buses, public taxis, or private licenses. We have explained all of them below;

  1. Private Driving License

The most common type of driving license in Saudi Arabia is the private driving license. This particular driving license allows you to drive only private vehicles which means that you are not allowed to drive taxis, buses, or trucks.

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  • Public Taxi

If somebody wants to drive a public taxi in Saudi Arabia, he will have to apply for a public driving license.

Requirements

  • Profession on Iqama: Taxi Driver.
  • Minimum Age: 21 years.
  • Public Taxi Driving License Duration: 5 years.
  • Public Taxi Driving License Fee: SR 200
  1. Heavy Truck

If your job requires driving heavy trucks such as cement trucks, you need to apply for this type of driving license in Saudi Arabia.

Requirements

  • Profession on Iqama: Heavy Truck Driver.
  • Minimum Age: 21 years.
  • Heavy Truck Driving License Duration: 5 years.
  • Public Taxi Driving License Fee: SR 200
  1. Motorcycle Driving License

People who want to ride a bike in Saudi Arabia have to get a motorcycle driving license.

  • Minimum Age: 16 years.
  • Motorcycle Driving License Duration: 10 years.
  • Motorcycle Driving License Fee: SR 200
  1. Temporary Private License

The temporary private license is applied by those who want to learn to drive in Saudi Arabia. 

Requirements

  • Temporary Private Driving License Duration: 1 year.
  • Temporary Private License Fee: SR 100.
  1. Heavy equipment vehicle

If you are a heavy mobile equipment operator such as a dump truck driver or forklift driver, you need to apply for a heavy equipment vehicle.

  • Profession on Iqama: suitable.
  • Heavy equipment driving license duration: 5 years.
  • Heavy Equipment Driving License Fee: SR 500.
  1. Small Carriage Vehicle.

  2. Medium Truck

  3. Small Bus

  4. Large Bus

  5. Public Private

Q: What is the minimum age for a student driving license in Saudi Arabia?

A: There is no type of driving license named as student driving license in Saudi Arabia. 

Source: Riyadh Traffic

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.