How far is Kuwait City from Riyadh?

The distance between Riyadh (King Khalid International Airport) and Kuwait City (Kuwait International Airport) is 304 miles / 489 kilometers / 264 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Riyadh (RUH) to Kuwait City (KWI) is 447 miles / 720 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 7 hours 48 minutes.

304
Miles
489
Kilometers
264
Nautical miles
1 h 4 min

Distance from Riyadh to Kuwait City

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Riyadh to Kuwait City. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 304.160 miles
• 489.498 kilometers
• 264.308 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth's surface using an ellipsoidal model of the planet.

Haversine formula
• 305.123 miles
• 491.048 kilometers
• 265.145 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

How long does it take to fly from Riyadh to Kuwait City?

The estimated flight time from King Khalid International Airport to Kuwait International Airport is 1 hour and 4 minutes.

Flight carbon footprint between King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and Kuwait International Airport (KWI)

On average, flying from Riyadh to Kuwait City generates about 70 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 70 kilograms equals 154 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Riyadh to Kuwait City

See the map of the shortest flight path between King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and Kuwait International Airport (KWI).

Airport information

Origin King Khalid International Airport