since Egypt has a vibrant tourism Industry (although it suffered a steep drop after the 2011 revolution and current instability) there are many big tour buses in egypt operated by the egyptian travel agencies and most of them also offer free wifi service to techie tourists like us who uses the internet often to check facebook, virtual tourist, instagram, four square and more. the tour buses also have 2 designated drivers who alternatively shift hours if you are on a long travel to destinations far from cairo like going to the Red Sea Riviera in South Sinai. these tour buses are the most comfortable means of transport in going around cairo.
One of the first things you will notice about Cairo is that it is highly disorganized and polluted with too many vehicles.
When on the road, you will hear about the "Cairo Music" scene... which sounds alot like the sound of hundreds of car horns.. 24 hours a day.
The second thing you will hear about is what is called a "Cairo Kiss". Basically this is what happens when you get in a car accident.
I must admit that Cairo or Egypt tourist buses are really good, mostly they are Mercedes tourist buses, fully airconditioned, with toilet, refregerator etc. Egypt roads are surely anytime better than that of India. The buses are very comofrtable with smooth ride and speed.
Our agent provided us very comfortable buses everywhere.
So it might not be very adventurous but sometimes this isn't always a bad thing. Watching the insanity of the Cairo traffic isn't quite so hair-raising from the comfort of a coach!
If the road is 3 lanes wide then you can be sure that the cars won't be sticking to 3 lanes and will try to make 5 lanes if possible - squeeze into every gap available. I dread to think what its like trying to navigate Cairo by foot!
From Cairo you can easily reach Sinai, the Red Sea and many other destinations with a regular bus service. It is cheap and with air-conditioning. Cairo Bus Station for travel outside the city is named "Cairo Gateway" but is more commonly known as "Turgomàn Garage". Signs inside are both in English and Arabic. I advise to buy tickets one day in advance. For my trip from Cairo to Taba I spent 70 LE (October 2009). The travel was around 5 hours. Three busses per day at 6.00, 9.30 and 22.15. The company I travelled with is East Delta.
Take also a look to this page..
It is very easy to find a bus to go back from Pyramids to Cairo Downtown (behind the Egyptian Museum). Near the main entrance of the Giza site you can find different busses waiting for passengers, ask to the driver if he passes through the center. The bus I took was in good condition, air-conditioned and costed only 2 LE!
I took the bus from Cairo to Dahab and it was just as safe as any bus I've taken (although the driver tried ripping us off by charging us to store our bags under the bus). We then took a bus from Dahab to Nuweiba, but the same bus went up to Taba after Nuweiba. Another good experience, safe, clean, a/c, etc. Don't know for sure if there's a direct bus from Cairo to Taba but I would imagine there is. Good luck!
We decided to save money and get the local bus from the airport into Cairo city centre. It's not the easiest thing to find, as there are no signs, but we asked a few people, and got pointed in the right direction. Even when you find the bus station you'll still have to check with someone which is the right bus, but it's worth it - the trip only cost 2LE (about 20p) each, and we weren't even charged extra for our (rather large) rucksacks! Plus, you're travelling with locals, even if it does get a bit crowded and there are frequently people hanging out of the open door while chatting to the driver who is hurtling through the traffic at breakneck speed!
Buses are everywhere in Cairo, from large to small, they are always full.
You can get anywhere in the city, and the bus station staff (and locals) are very helpful in telling you which bus to get (even if they are not always correct).
Main buses of note:
Pyramids (355, 357, 900)
Airport (346, 400, 27)
You may need to learn your arabic numerals, as some bus services use them instead of numbers that we know.
The cost is a few pence 25 -50 pc
Air conditioned buses run some routes at the whopping cost of 2 EP (About 20p)
Traffic in Cairo makes strong impression upon disciplined Europeans. Driving by car along Moscow we often observe infringements of road rules, therefore we - Russians are accustomed to such infringements. But what I have seen in Giza and Cairo has almost shaken me. Absence of traffic lights and traffic controllers, lack of road markings! Everyone go and drive simultaneously to all the sides! In such conditions a donkey-carriage or a horse-carriage often overcomes crossroads more quickly, than a car or a bus.
During two days staying in Cairo we crossed it several times by bus. To feel traffic in Cairo you may watch my video-clips from my personal YouTube channel:
3 min 45 sec Egypt Cairo Traveling by bus from Giza 2007
3 min 37 sec Egypt Cairo Traveling by bus 2007
4 min 42 sec Egypt Cairo Traveling by bus across Islamic 2007
2 min 36 sec Egypt Cairo Traveling by bus across Cairo 2007
With hettic roads of Cairo and such a huge land to cover, I recommend Coach where it is bookable through your concierge desk of the hotel or contact tour operator for transport to major sight of the city and giza area. It actually save more time, and money 'from giving more baksheeh' and right at your doorstep and also of course evening trip is much more comfortable rather than becoming a bate to predators on the road.
We took a mini bus to Dahab (via St Catherines) and return... The bus driver was crazy, sometimes getting up to 160 kms per hour and dodging traffic like nothing I've ever seen...but we survived! ;) It was a very bumpy trip too but we still managed to sleep for parts of the trip. It took around 7 hours to get from Dahab to Cairo...
Its another location in the central of Giza,near the Pyramids.
you can also go to everywhere in Cairo if you are there,but almost Giza station is better if you are taking super jet bus and going to Alexandria,its more near to the desert road.!
Its another important location in Cairo where considered to be the second central station of Cairo.!
its a very big place it contains the Egyptian museum and the bus station also flucca will be taken from there "Marsa"
Bus No, Route & Prices
362- Airport -Elmounib 2 LE
356 -Airport - Tahrir 2 LE
799 - Airport - Shubra - Ramsis 2 LE
Public - Buses :
27 - Airport - Roxi - Tahrir 0.50 LE
949 - Airport - Ramsis - Tahrir - Giza 0.50 LE
400- Airport - Roxi - Ramsis - Tahrir 0.25 LE
970 - Airport - Roxi - Helmia - Shubra 0.25
971- Airport - Shubra - Ramsis 0.25 LE
948 - Airport - Al-Azhar - Attaba 0.25 LE
925 - Airport- Shubra - Ameria 0.25 LE