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Egypt Transportation by Domestic Flights

Flying is a good way to get around the country.

Egypt Air offers daily domestic flights between Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Oasis. Air Sinai has flights from Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh, Taba, Luxor, Ras El Nakab and Eilat.
Rail: Egypt Transportation has a regular efficient train service traveling between every major town within the country and offering a range of services from plush air-conditioned sleepers to 3rd class. Discounts are available for holders of Student cards and children under 9 years old.
Bus: An efficient bus services is available from to and from all the major cities in the country including the Sinai.
Ferries: High Speed Ferry Boat run between Egypt and Sudan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, South Sinai and Jordan, and Sharm el-sheikh and Hurghada

This page provides information on various transportation in Egypt options available when traveling in Egypt. Please note that rates for public transportation (trains & public coaches) are based on the most current information available to us and may change without notice.
Estimated Distances Between Major Cities In Egypt
Cairo to Abu Simbel 1264 KM   Cairo to Nuweiba 670 KM
Cairo to Alamein 304 KM Cairo to Port Said 220 KM
Cairo to Alexandria 221 KM Cairo to Ras El Bar 204 KM
Cairo to Aswan 982 KM Cairo to Rashid 263 KM
Cairo to Bahariya Oasis 334 KM Cairo to Safaga 569 KM
Cairo to Baltim 201 KM Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh 500 KM
Cairo to Dahab 610 KM Cairo to Siwa Oasis 617 KM
Cairo to Dakhla Oasis 750 KM Cairo to St. Catherine 392 KM
Cairo to El Arish 306 KM Cairo to Suez 134 KM
Cairo to El Quseir 654 KM Aswan to Abu Simbel 270 KM
Cairo to Fayoum 103 KM Hurghada to Aswan 468 KM
Cairo to Hurghada 530 KM Hurghada to El Gouna 20 KM
Cairo to Ismailia 140 KM Hurghada to El Quseir 130 KM
Cairo to Kharga Oasis 600 KM Hurghada to Luxor 240 KM
Cairo to Luxor 721 KM Hurghada to Marsa Alam 265 KM
Cairo to Marsa Alam 789 KM Hurghada to Safaga 65 KM
Cairo to Marsa Matruh 490 KM Hurghada to Soma Bay 40 KM
Cairo to Mina 241 KM Luxor to Aswan 228 KM
 
Explanation of Tables
Table 1 Current inter-city transfer rates for Cairo by private A/C car or bus.
Table 2 Current outer-city transfer rates from Cairo to other cities by private A/C car or bus.
Table 3 Current train routes, schedules and rates from major cities in Egypt.
Table 4 Current public coach routes and rates from major cities in Egypt.
Ferry Boat High Speed Ferry Boat transportation between Hurghada & Sharm El  Sheikh.
Table 1: Private Transfer Services & Rates from Cairo

Description of Egypt transportation Services in Cairo

01 - 03 Persons
04 -07 Persons
08 -10 Persons
11 -14 Persons
Private Cairo Airport Pickup to Hotels Downtown Area
$12
$14
$16
$20
Private Cairo Airport Pickup to Hotels in Giza Area
$14
$16
$18
$22
Full Day City Tour to Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Bazaar
$24
$26
$27
$30
Full Day City Tour to Memphis, Sakkara & Pyramids
$25
$27
$30
$34
Half Day City Tour to City & Downtown Cairo
$17
$19
$17
$19
Half Day Tour to Great Pyramids in Giza & Sphinx
$18
$20
$19
$23
Cairo - Pyramids Sound & Light Show (Evening Dinner)
$12
$14
$17
$19
Transportation for Evening Dinner in Cairo 
$12
$14
$17
$19
Full Day Transportation Open (Cairo)
$84
$97
$48
$53
Transfer from Cairo to Ismailia or Suez or Fayoum
$47
$56
$46
$51
REMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION IN CAIRO: Egypt Transportation Rates are in US Dollars & valid through 2006. Full day is 08 hours - half day is 04 hours. Rates exclude all entrance & sightseeing fees, tips for the Drivers & 10% sales tax.

Table 2 Private Transfer Services & Rates from Cairo

Description of Egypt transportation Services from Cairo

01 - 03 Persons
04 -07 Persons
08 -10 Persons
11 -14 Persons
Transfer from Cairo to Port Said or Alexandra
$56
$66
$90
$100
Transfer from Cairo to Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh
$122
$131
$160
$180
Transfer from Cairo to Taba or Nuweiba
$112
$122
$160
$180
Transfer from Cairo to St. Catherine (2 days/1 night)
$112
$122
$160
$180
Transfer from Cairo to Marsa Matruh
$122
$131
$180
$200
Transfer from Cairo to North Aida Coast
$80
$90
$99
$109
Transfer from Cairo to Ain Soukhna
$61
$73
$90
$100
Transfer from Cairo to Ras Sidr
$61
$73
$90
$100
Transfer from Cairo to Rafah
$104
$110
$121
$127
Transfer from Cairo to Bahariya Dessert Oasis
$95
$105
$180
$200
REMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION FROM CAIRO: Egypt Transportation Rates are in US Dollars & valid through 2006. Full day is 08 hours - half day is 04 hours. Rates exclude all entrance & sightseeing fees, tips for the Drivers & 10% sales tax.
 
Table 3 Train Routes & Current Rates for 2006
From
To
1st Class Sitting
Deluxe Sleeper Train
Cairo
Alexandria
$10
N/A
Alexandria
Cairo
$10
N/A
Cairo
Marsa Matruh
$15
N/A
Marsa Matruh
Cairo
$15
N/A
Cairo
Aswan
$25
see sleeper rates
Aswan
Cairo
$25
see sleeper rates
Cairo
Luxor
$20
see sleeper rates
Luxor
Cairo
$20
see sleeper rates

 

Transportation in Egypt by Deluxe Sleeper Train in Egypt

 

Transportation in Egypt - ABELA EGYPT Deluxe Sleeping Train:

When it comes to visiting the country of your dreams, no place holds the promise of adventure and fantasy like Egypt.

Egypt is the epitome of an ancient civilization that has held the world's fascination for thousands of years.

When it comes to traveling through Egypt, what better way to experience your journey than to enjoy your precious vacation time by spending it in the convenience and luxury of a world class sleeping train? Arriving fresh and relaxed at your destination, and having spent the night traveling in comfortable style, gives you the chance to make the best use of your holiday.

ABELA EGYPT offers passengers the opportunity to travel in an atmosphere of refined elegance and comfort by providing them with an excellent quality of various services on board.

Transportation in Egypt - SERVICES & ROUTES:

ABELA EGYPT Deluxe Sleeping Trains cover the most significant areas of interest to tourists in Egypt, including Luxor, Aswan & Marsa Matrouh as major destinations.

ABELA EGYPT Deluxe Sleeping Trains offers versatile & attractive packages for every type of trip you would like to take.
 
Train No. Route Notes
Sleeper Train 84 Cairo/Luxor/Aswan Daily
Sleeper Train 85 Aswan/Luxor/Cairo Daily
Sleeper Train 86 Cairo/Luxor/Aswan Daily
Sleeper Train 87 Aswan/Luxor/Cairo Daily
Sleeper Train 82 Alexandria/Cairo/Luxor/Aswan Daily
Sleeper Train 83 Aswan/Luxor/Cairo/Alexandria Daily
Sleeper Train 973 Cairo - Marca Matrouh
Saturday - Monday - Wednesday
June through September (15 Jun - 15 Sep)
Sleeper Train 974 Marca Matrouh - Cairo
Sunday - Tuesday - Thursday
June through September (15 Jun - 15 Sep)

Transportation in Egypt - TRAINS SCHEDULE:

 

Train No. Station/Time Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Sleeper Train 84 Ramsis Station Cairo Luxor Luxor Aswan
Local Time 20:00 05:05 Next Day 05:15 08:15
Sleeper Train 85 Ramsis Station Aswan Luxor Luxor Cairo
Local Time 18:30 21:30 21:40 06:45 Next Day

 

Train No. Station/Time Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Sleeper Train 86 Ramsis Station Cairo Luxor Luxor Aswan
Local Time 21:15 06:10 Next Day 06:20 09:30
Sleeper Train 87 Ramsis Station Aswan Luxor Luxor Cairo
Local Time 21:20 00:40 Next Day 00:50 09:30 

 

Train No. Station/Time Departure Arrival Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Sleeper Train 82 Ramsis Station Alexandria Cairo Cairo Luxor Luxor Aswan
Local Time 17:20 20:10 20:30 05:25 Next Day 05:35 08:50
Sleeper Train 83 Ramsis Station Aswan Luxor Luxor Cairo Cairo Alexandria
Local Time 17:00 20:15 20:30 05:35 Next Day 06:10 09:10
Train No. Station/Time Departure Arrival
Sleeper Train 973

Saturday - Monday - Wednesday

Station Cairo Matrouh
Local Time 23:00 06:00 Next Day 
Sleeper Train 974

Sunday - Tuesday - Thursday

Station Matrouh Cairo
Local Time 23:00 06:00 Next Day 

Transportation in Egypt - Sleeper Train | Price List: 

Sleeper Train Trip: Cairo/Luxor/Aswan - Valid Until 30th Sept. 2006 for one Way trip Sleeper Train price in US Dollars - including Dinner & Breakfast
Per person in double cabin $55 ,- & $62,- from 1st October 2006 
Per person in single cabin $76,- & $82,- from 1st October 2006 
Children (04.-09) years old $42,- & $47,- from 1st October 2006 
Sleeper Train Trip: Alexandria/Cairo/Luxor/Aswan & Return - Valid Until: 30th Sep. 2006 (One Way) Sleeper Train Price in US Dollars - Including Dinner & Breakfast
Per person in a double cabin. $58,- & $67,- from 1st October 2006
Per person in a single cabin. $81,- & $87,- from 1st October 2006
Children (04.-09) years old $42,- & $47,- from 1st October 2006

 

Sleeper Train Trip: Cairo - Matrouh & Return, (15 Jun - 15 Sep 2006) Sleeper Train Price in US Dollars - Including Dinner & Breakfast
Per person in a double cabin $45,-
Per person in a single cabin $62,-
 
REMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION IN EGYPT: Egypt Transportation Rates are in US Dollars & estimated based on current published rates for 2006. Rates are higher during peak season & subject to change without notice.

SLEEPER RATES: Egypt Transportation Rates are based on HB basis (breakfast & dinner included). - $56 per person / double cabin - $77 per person / single cabin - $43 per child 4 years up to 9 years old.

TRAIN SCHEDULE: Egypt Transportation train schedule depart Cairo to Luxor at 20:00 hour daily (Train Number 84) Depart Luxor to Aswan at 05:15 hour daily (Train Number 84) Depart Aswan to Luxor at 18:30 hour daily (Train Number 85) Depart Luxor to Cairo at 21:40 hour daily (Train Number 85)
.
 
 
Table 4 Public Bus Routes & Current Rates for 2006
From
To
Rates
Schedule
Cairo
Hurghada
$15
Several Times Daily
Hurghada
Cairo
$15
Several Times Daily
Hurghada
Luxor
$15
Several Times Daily
Luxor
Hurghada
$15
Several Times Daily
REMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION IN EGYPT: Egypt Transportation Rates are in US Dollars & estimated based on current published rates for 2006. Rates may be higher during peak season & subject to change without notice
 

Transportation in Egypt - High Speed ferry Boat:

 

     High Speed Ferry Boat - Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada

Egypt Transportation by high speed ferry boat provides economical transfers between Hurghada & Sharm El Sheikh for passengers and private cars. Average travel time is 90 minutes each way

 
High Speed Ferry Boat | Current Schedule & Rates
DAY

TO / FROM

DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
Saturday
Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh
08:00 hour
09:30 hour
Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada
18:00 hour
19:30 hour
Monday
Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh
04:00 hour
05:30 hour
Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada
18:00 hour
19:30 hour
Tuesday
Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh
08:00 hour
09:30 hour
Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada
18:00 hour
19:30 hour
Thursday
Hurghada / Sharm El Sheikh
08:00 hour
09:30 hour
Sharm El Sheikh / Hurghada
18:00 hour
19:30 hour
REMARKS FOR HIGH SPEED FERRY BOAT: Egypt Transportation Rates are $43 per person one way & based on current published rates for 2005. Rates for private cars available upon request. Schedules & rates are subject to change without notice.
 

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