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Getting Around in Egypt

This page provides useful information regarding transportation in Egypt. Please be advised that rates, schedules and routes listed below are based on the most current information available to us and may change without notice.

 

Domestic Flights in Egypt

Egypt Air is the primary passenger airline that provides domestic flights in Egypt. They provide services to all major cities; Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Luxor, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Sharm El Sheikh. They also offer services to many international destinations.

 

Note: Private jet charter services are available in Egypt. Advanced reservations and full payment are required for all private jet services.

 

International Inbound Flights

Cairo International airport is where most inbound international flights come in and out of Egypt. This airport is located in Heliopolis which is about 23 kilometers northeast of Cairo. Getting to and from the airport takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours - sometimes  longer during rush hours; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.). Taxis, buses, hotel cars and limousines are available at the airport to take travelers to the hotels or destinations in and around Cairo metropolitan areas.

 

Airport facilities include an incoming and outgoing 24-hour duty-free shop selling a wide range of goods, 24-hour car rental firms, post office, hotel reservation service, 24-hour bank/bureau de change, souvenir shops, travel insurance services, restaurants and coffee shops.

 

Other airports in Egypt include Hurghada International (about 5 kilometers from Hurghada), El Nouzha (about 7 kilometers from Alexandria) and the Luxor Airport (about 6 kilometers from Luxor) and Marsa Alam Airport. All airports have transfer services to their respective city centers.

 

Passenger Trains in Egypt

There are two basic classes of train systems in Egypt; public trains (for the local Egyptians) and first class trains (primarily for tourists). For complete details and rates on Egypt trains click here.

 

Public Buses in Egypt

Transportation by bus in Egypt is the most economical way to travel and there are many bus companies servicing nearly all cities throughout Egypt as well as some neighboring countries. One of the better bus systems are operated by Super Jet and we use this company for our clients. Super Jet provides transfers between all major cities. Their buses are modern full sized coaches with air condition, video system, have toilets onboard and offer drinks and snacks during the journey. For complete details and rates on Egypt public buses click here.

 

Private Transportation in Egypt

We offer private transfer services in Cairo, in other major cities and to / from cities. We offer both tourist class and VIP private transfers. We use modern A/C cars, mini-buses up to full size coaches for transfers to comfortably accommodate any group size.

 

High Speed Ferry Boat - Red Sea

For travelers in the Red Sea region (Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada) the high speed ferry boat, also called the 'fast ferry boat' is an excellent time and money saving option to transfer between Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada. It takes only about 90 minutes each way.

 

Important Note: Rates and schedules are subject to change without notice, especially during peak high season and low season periods! We strongly recommend you confirm these with the company directly details in advanced. For current information on schedules, routes and rates click here.

 

Day Embarkation To / From Depart Time Arrive Time
Saturday Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh 8:00 am 9:30 am
Saturday Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Monday Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh 5:00 am 6:30 am
Monday Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Tuesday Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh 8:00 am 9:30 am
Tuesday Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
Thursday Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh 8:00 am 9:30 am
Thursday Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada 6:00 pm 7:30 pm