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Transportation in Egypt

 

Trains - Buses - Private Transportation - Fast Ferry Boat

This page provides information on various transportation 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 car or bus.
Table 2 Current outer-city transfer rates from Cairo to other cities by private 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 transportation between Hurghada & Sharm El Shiekh.

Table 1:  Private Transfer Services & Rates in Cairo

Description of Services 01 - 03 Persons 04 -07 Persons 08 -10 Persons 11 -14 Persons
Cairo Airport/Hotels Downtown $12 $14 $16 $20
Cairo Airport/Hotels in Giza $14 $16 $18 $22
Full Day City (Egyptian Museum) $18 $20 $27 $30
Full Day (Memphis/Sakkara/Pyramids) $20 $23 $30 $34
Half Day Tour (City/Downtown Cairo) $13 $15 $17 $19
Half Day Tour (Giza/Pyramids) $14 $17 $19  $23
Sound & Light Show (Evening Dinner) $10 $13 $17 $19
Full Day Open (Cairo) $39 $43 $48 $53
Cairo/Ismailia or Suez or Fayoum $36 $41 $46 $51
 
REMARKS:
Rates are in US Dollars & valid through 2004. Full day is 8 hours - half day is 4 hours. Rates exclude all entrance & sightseeing fees & .05% sales tax.

Table 2 Private Transfer Services & Rates from Cairo

Description of Services 01 - 03 Persons 04 -07 Persons 08 -10 Persons 11 -14 Persons
Cairo/Port Said or Alexandria $53 $60 $68 $75
Cairo/Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh $109 $121 $133 $145
Cairo/Taba or Nuweiba $97 $109 $121 $133
Cairo/ St. Catherine (2 days/1 night) $115 $127 $139 $145
Cairo/ Marsa Matruh $109 $121 $133 $145
Cairo/Aida Coast $80 $90 $99 $109
Cairo/Ain Soukhna $37 $42 $48 $54
Cairo/Ras Sidr $48 $54 $60 $66
Cairo/Rafah $102 $109 $121 $127
Cairo/ Bahariya $120 $133 $145 $160
REMARKS:
Rates are in US Dollars & valid through 2004. Rates exclude all entrance & sightseeing fees & .05% sales tax.

Table 3 Train Routes & Current Rates for 2003

From  To 1st Class Sitting Sleeper
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
REMARKS:
Rates are in US Dollars & estimated based on current published rates for 2004. Rates are higher during peak season & subject to change without notice.
SLEEPER RATES:
Rates are based on HB basis (breakfast & dinner included).
- $60 per person / double cabin
- $80 per person / single cabin
- $45 per child 4 years up to 9 years old
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 2003

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:
Rates are in US Dollars & estimated based on current published rates for 2003. Rates may be higher during peak season & subject to change without notice.

High Speed Ferry Boat - Hurghada to Sharm El Shiekh

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

Current Schedule & Rates

DAY TO / FROM DEPARTURE ARRIVAL
Saturday Hurghada / Sharm El Shiekh 08:00 hour 09:30 hour
Sharm El Shiekh / Hurghada 18:00 hour 19:30 hour
Monday Hurghada / Sharm El Shiekh 05:00 hour 06:30 hour
Sharm El Shiekh / Hurghada 18:00 hour 19:30 hour
Tuesday Hurghada / Sharm El Shiekh 05:00 hour 06:30 hour
Sharm El Shiekh / Hurghada 18:00 hour 19:30 hour
Thursday Hurghada / Sharm El Shiekh 08:00 hour 09:30 hour
Sharm El Shiekh / Hurghada 18:00 hour 19:30 hour
REMARKS:
Rates are $45 per person one way & based on current published rates for 2003. Rates for private cars available upon request. Schedules & rates are subject to change without notice.

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