# How far is Riyadh from Istanbul?

The distance between Istanbul (Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport) and Riyadh (King Khalid International Airport) is 1487 miles / 2393 kilometers / 1292 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Istanbul (SAW) to Riyadh (RUH) is 1891 miles / 3044 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 33 hours 47 minutes.

1487
Miles
2393
Kilometers
1292
Nautical miles
3 h 18 min
179 kg

## Distance from Istanbul to Riyadh

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 1486.902 miles
• 2392.937 kilometers
• 1292.082 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
• 1487.601 miles
• 2394.062 kilometers
• 1292.690 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 Istanbul to Riyadh?

The estimated flight time from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to King Khalid International Airport is 3 hours and 18 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) and King Khalid International Airport (RUH)

On average, flying from Istanbul to Riyadh generates about 179 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 179 kilograms equals 394 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Istanbul to Riyadh

See the map of the shortest flight path between Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) and King Khalid International Airport (RUH).

## Airport information

Origin Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
City: Istanbul
Country: Turkey
IATA Code: SAW
ICAO Code: LTFJ
Coordinates: 40°53′54″N, 29°18′33″E
Destination King Khalid International Airport
Country: Saudi Arabia
IATA Code: RUH
ICAO Code: OERK
Coordinates: 24°57′27″N, 46°41′55″E