Airfare to Kuwait City, Kuwait
This namesake capital is the main arrival point of Kuwait. Although many travelers come here either to visit a family member or friend – or for work – there are some attractions in the capital that shouldn’t be missed, such as the Grand Mosque and extensive tax-free shopping options.
Airfare to Kuwait City will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Air Arabia flies to Kuwait City. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Dubai, U.A.E., or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Kuwait Airways is the national airline. However, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air China and other airlines also stop in Kuwait City.
The most expensive air tickets to Kuwait City are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and traveling overland to Kuwait City via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Kuwait City, check out BootsnAll’s Kuwait City Travel Guide.