Cheap Umrah 2019
More and more people are booking their Umrah trip online rather than going to a travel agent or the middleman.
Booking your trip online is easy to manage. With expensive flights and visa fees, finding and shopping around is important.
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Search for Umrah flights on https://www.saudia.com/ shop around on Sky Scanner and Expedia. I don't really trust other third party websites as they have admin charges and sometimes tickets do not cover cancellations etc. Please read the small print before booking of third party websites.
Direct flights to Jeddah or Madinah from Manchester, Birmingham or London.
I recommend you fly directly to Makkah then catch the train or a taxi to Madinah and spend 5 or 6 days (Make sure you get one Jummah) thereafter go to Makkah and fly out from Jeddah.
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TAXI - Makkah to Jeddah is around 1 hour 23 mins (118.3 KM) by car
TAXI- Makkah to Madinah is around 4 hours 24 mins (453.9 KM) by car
Train - Jeddah to Makkah or Madinah
Train - Makkah to Madinah
Train - Madinah to Makkah or Jeddah
By Air - Jeddah to Madinah
By Air - Madinah to Jeddah
To check whether you need to pay a fine or not - click on the link here https://eservices.haj.gov.sa/eservices3/pages/VisaInquiry/SearchVisa.xhtml?dswid=-2981
SR 2,000 riyals fine
Renewed every two years
I usually apply for my Umrah visa through Safeway Travel, New Hall Lane, Preston, PR1 5XE