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Travel Guide: Egypt Getting Around

13th Apr 2016 1:52am | By Editor

Travelling around Egypt isn't always a simple process.

Getting There

Flights depart for Cairo from most major European destinations including London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. There are international airports in Cairo, Alexandria, El Alamein, Luxor, Aswan, Hughada, Marsha Alam, Sharm El-Sheikh and Taba.

There are domestic flights with Egypt Air from Cairo flying to Mersa Matruh, Alexandria, Al-Arish, New Valley, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, St Catherine, Taba, Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada.

Cairo International Airport has recently introduced a shuttle bus, departing every half an hour, which will take visitors to many destinations including Downtown Cairo, Giza & Haram (near the pyramids). 

 

Getting Around

It's relatively easy to get around in Egypt. Trains, buses and taxis operate in most major cities and are easily accessed. There are trains between Cairo and Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria, Port Said and Suez.

You can catch a bus virtually anywhere but trips are almost always long and hot. Night buses travel in convoys and there is usually a lot of time to kill.

Some of the cross-country bus networks include Golden Arrow, Pullman, East Delta and the Upper Egypt Bus Company.

Taking a cab is a cheap and easy way of getting around Cairo, but settle on a fee before you get in the car — then sit back and try to regulate your breathing.

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