Getting to and from my resort I'd have to either grab a taxi or the resort bus. The taxi are ready at a drop of a hat along with vans to take you where you wanted to go.
Funny thing though, while we (band members) were in this taxi to Naima Bay during the evening the Egyptian drivers drive with their head lights out until they see an approaching car or pedestrian then, and only then will they cast their headlights only to turn them back off after passing car bus or pedestrian.
It was an eye opener for me and the rest of the gang.
Although it never seemed we were in danger, we did hear of an accident with a taxi driver and a few tourist.
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Getting around Sharm
The most commonly used way of getting around Sharm is by taxi, but it is also possible by a rented car or motor. It is necessary to make a deal with a taxi driver about the charge. They will usually drive your for 10 LE from Naama Bay to Old Market which is about 6-7 km away. If one doesnt want to drive you for this money let him go, next one will be there in a second.
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Getting to Sharm el Sheikh
The fastest and easiest way to get to Sharm is by plane. There is an international airport about 15 minutes drive from Naama Bay. It is currently being reconstructed. This is also a unique opportunity to see the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez canal.
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The Seascape Submarine is marketed heavily in Sharm el Sheikh. It has booking offices in a lot of the hotels and seems quite popular.
It is a glass bottom boat, admittedly a futuristic design, but it does not go under the water.
Bus and Taxis!
The best place to travel around Sharm el Sheikh is the taxi or the bus.
The taxi-drivers will stop you all the time if they see you walking on the street. If you travel by taxi haggle the price before you go in. They know you are a tourist and they will try to get more money!
The bus is blue and every 2 minutes you will find it on the road. You must stop them and say your destination.
The price for the local people is 50 piastres (like 0.20 cents (euro)), but if you are tourist normally you will pay 1 egyptian pound.
1 euro= 7,50 egyptians pounds
1 dollar = 6 egyptian pounds
Dont pay more than that!!!!!
And it will be better if you give them the exact amount, cuz sometimes they wont give you back the change!
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Taxis and example prices
The subject of Taxis could also be included in the Warnings section of this page.
It is very easy to get a taxi, they drive past you at a rate of 400 a minute and you normally have to say "no" about 3 times before they leave you alone.
Headlight bulbs in taxis must last for years and years because headlights are only used to 'flash' people who are crazy enough to cross the road. The drivers don't need to switch them on at night because they can see where they are going.
Once you find the courage to use a taxi in Sharm, it will be fairly cheap although the obligatory haggling will take place.
Sharm to Airport: 50LE
Na'ama Bay to Hilton Hotel 20LE
It's best not to discuss the conditions of the cars
the best way to get around Sharm without a shadow of a doubt is by local taxi! Just be sure to confirm a price BEFORE you get in! you may have to haggle ( hehe! ok ok you WILL have to haggle!) If you're not sure how much a journey should cost, ask someone in your hotel, they know the rough amount you should be looking for. The taxi drivers are very friendly, although let me warn you that I never travelled in one taxi that would have passed a UK MOT! and I never met a driver that had ever taken a test of any kind! But they are the best, maybe even the only way to get around!
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Egypt taxi or bus?
I think that the best way to see Sinai is by taxi, ask for the price before the ride and compare the price against what You should pay if You go by Your travelagency.
Going by local bus is cheaper but You have to deal with noicy locals and if You have a woman beside it could be unpleasant.
It is free to call Refad when You want a cab.
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Sheap way to get around
If you don't want to walk from you hotell or your'e going to old Sharm. Just take the bus, they are everywhere. Go out to the main road an in a minute you will se the red buses with a green stripe on the side. Have a 1 egypt pund ready . Thats all you need.
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To/From... Charters from Germany seem plentiful. From the US? Who knows... smile... I just know I never HEARD of Sharm until I was in Berlin ready to find a cheap cool place to visit. I think there are many scheduled flights from DE as well, but you will have to check!!!
The best way to get to Sharm is to go by plane. There are plenty of flights directly from Western European airports, especially Italy and Germany. Also flights from Russia, Ukraine and other Eastern European places.
The other alternative is a flight to Cairo and then a domestic flight with Egypt Air to Sharm (50 minutes).
The bus trip from Cairo to Sharm takes about 7 hours and is not interesting.
Taxis are best
taxis are the best mode of transportation. Hotels offer bus services, but if you want to be independent from their schedules you will need a taxi. The usual taxis are very old Peugeot 504 station wagons. Sometimes there are also taxis without a clear taxi sign. You always must make some bargaining about the price. Always fix the price in advance and ask at your hotel reception, what the actual rate is. Usually the driver forst ask double of the real price.
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Taxi and bus
If you need to get from the hotel to the town it is best to take the local bus which will cost you about $2.
If you can not wait you can take a taxi but be warned that the nicer your hotel is the more you are going to pay. Set the price before you get in the taxi.
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I come from Cairo by bus 55EPunds one way. 8hrs trip. Nice airconditional bus with egypsions TV and music.
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