Egypt Transportation

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Egypt Transportation

  • Buses

    Hurghada Transportation

    Go Bus Transport is the name of the bus operating company. it used to be called El Gouna Bus Co. but they have changed it to Go Bus but still known to people as El Gouna Bus and El Gouna bus station. From Cairo you can find the station next to Ramsis Hilton Hotel at El-tahrir and there's other location in Nasr City in front of El-Seka sporting...

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  • Taxis

    Cairo Transportation

    A holiday to cairo won't be complete without Muhammed... I was recommended to him by one of his previous customer in virtual tourist... thanks to the person who wrote a review on Muhammed. Muhammed has made my day during my 3 weeks stay in Egypt. He companied me almost everywhere... alexandria, ain el sokhna, sultan hasan mosque, citadel, cairo...

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  • train&railway

    Alexandria Transportation

    I guess our round trip from Cairo to Alexandria very recently was quite comfortable. There is actually no hassle having the first class ticket which costs me a total of 243 Egyptian Pounds for 3 round trip tickets. I posted here the interior of the train and copies of our 6 tickets. BTW, I purchased the ticket the night prior to our departure. I...

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  • Trains

    Luxor Transportation

    Though the train is very good, almost runs on time, but the food and service part is worst for a tourist train like this and the fare. The attendant will listen to our request but always ask for a tip in USD or in Egyptian Pound as he knows that the passengers are in First Class. What they can do is like in Indian Rajdhani Express, they can attach...

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  • Taxis

    Hurghada Transportation

    There's no meter so you have to agree on the price first even before you get in the taxi, at first he will ask for a ridiculous price but will lower it after 1 second of negotiation the price depends on your negotiations skills!

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  • To/From Airport

    Cairo Transportation

    Since we were staying at the New 6th of October City which is located more then 65 kilometers away from Cairo International Airport in Heliopolis, the only mode of transport in going to the airport will be via Taxi or private van and tour buses (since we are on a group tour, tour buses ferried us to the airport) and public buses travel from the...

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  • taxi or...similar

    Alexandria Transportation

    We came to Alexandria with a private tour organised by GSC tours a tour operator based in Alexandria. We came from Cairo which meant that driver and guide left Alexandria around 3 am, picked us up in hotel in Cairo at 6 am, took us to Alexandria, did the tour, then took us back to our hotel around 3 pm, then, drove back to Alexandria again. I am...

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  • Ferry

    Luxor Transportation

    The public ferry on the east bank (central luxor) is located between the Winter Palace Hotel and the Mummification Museum and right at the back of the Luxor Temple. So if you're in Luxor Temple, just walk around its back. Now, when you arrive at the corniche and about to go down the stairs to the ferry landing, there are a lot of people there who...

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  • Mini-Buses

    Hurghada Transportation

    Egyptians call it Micro bus and pronounce it Macro bus ! I found the Micro bus in Hurghada is more civilized than that in Cairo ! It's the cheapest way to get around the town. it costs 2 pounds and you give it directly to the driver as soon as you get in. if you are sitting in a front seat don't be shocked when another passenger ask you to pass...

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  • Subway/Metro

    Cairo Transportation

    Getting to the Giza Pyramids from Downtown Cairo can be expensive and time consuming. A taxi will cost you at the minimum 50 LE ($10) each way and takes about an hour to and from the Pyramids. The best option is to take the red line metro to the Giza Station stop for 1 LE each way (.20 cents) and then from Giza Station you can catch a cab to the...

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  • Tram trip

    Alexandria Transportation

    I've chosen the Subway/Metro as what the Tram would fall under. It goes on tram tracks through the city. The price of a single Tram Al Ramlh ride is uniformly 25Piastre, except on the single-car touristic heritage tram that runs from Boulkly to Mhatat al-Ramlh, for which fare is 1LE. My friend and I weren't going very far so we decided to take...

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  • Carriages

    Luxor Transportation

    Caleches or hantour is a horse and carriage in Luxor. The drivers don't seem to take care of the horses very well. They are so skinny and you rarely see the horses in shade or drinking water. If you feel you really want to take a carriage ride, try to choose a healthy horse. You have to bargain the price of the ride, make sure you specify that...

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  • Vans

    Hurghada Transportation

    If you are too tired to walk, you can take a van, they pass by every few seconds, and beep beep you (even if you don't plan to take it!), everybody says that the cost of a ride is 1 Egyptian pound (7.40 pounds=1 euro), but it is actually 25 piasters (1 pound = 100 piasters), so all you have to do is get in the van, take your route, and upon...

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  • Bus/Microbus

    Cairo Transportation

    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,...

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  • airplane &airport

    Alexandria Transportation

    Alexandria has an international airport but it is incredibly small (same size as the one of Kittilä in Finnish Lapland but not that good quality architecture). The technical equipment is 3rd world standard. We could not take off due to some fog because there were totally insufficient runway lights which made it necessary to stay a day in the hotel...

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  • Bicycle

    Luxor Transportation

    Hired bikes are something else. Bikes in Egypt are heavy single-geared Chinese things engineered to carry on whether they are properly maintained or not. Predictably, 'not' is the favoured option. It is imperative to give any bike you propose to hire a complete checkover . Not just the obvious do the tyres have air and do the brakes work, but also...

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  • Train

    Cairo Transportation

    Well this was a part of our agenda that I was a little concerned about. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. Instead of flying to Aswan to catch our Nile Cruise we decided to try the train. The first thing I realized is we shouldn’t have come early The tiny waiting room is shabby crowded and hot. There are only a couple of chairs and no AC. The...

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  • Airplane

    Cairo Transportation

    We rode on Emirates Airlines in In Cairo bound to Dubai for our last leg of a Middle Eastern (we spend 1 week in Dubai touring and enjoying the sights) Jaunt of 3 weeks since emirates offers the best rates and with excellent service, even for economy. they have thrice daily flights to and from Cairo from their hub in Dubai using airbus A 330...

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  • Driving in Cairo

    Cairo Transportation

    DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE IN CAIRO. It is an art unto itself! The roads are difficult to navigate and the driving is maniacle!!! There is a structure to the driving but I think you'd have to have been brought up with it to attempt it. Someone has added a great comment prior to mine somewhere. It states that these drivers have broken one of the laws...

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  • Pedestrians

    Cairo Transportation

    as the popular destinations are located far and wide away from each other, walking and taking the public bus or microbus is a way more expensive option than taking a package tour, also the lagnuage barrier is a problem, and the taxis, they are also more expensive to take along the different tourist attractions around Greater Cairo as the taxi...

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  • Camel

    Cairo Transportation

    When we were at the Giza Pyramids our guide took a poll to see who wanted to go for a camel ride. We'd have to drive behind the pyramid to the desert where the camels were waiting for brave tourists. Well we all decided we would go, how often does one get the opportunity to ride a camel? We were told to pick the camel we wanted to ride on. I don't...

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  • Land Transport to Hurghada

    As my wife fears planes, I decided to travel from Luxor to Hurghada by land. It was a wise decision, because it was quick, pleasant and safe. My wife and kids had the chance to feel what I lived in the war of Angola - Being part of a military column. The tanks and weapons around us gave us a feeling of security, a purpose that the Egyptians, till...

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  • Cairo to Sinai

    I dont think Egypt is a kind of country to make a road trip. It would easier to rent a taxi, or private van, I mean, travelling with an Egyptian driver. Have in mind Sinai's area is desert and maybe you will not find any place whereto stop or have help if there is any emergency, in kilometres. In any destination you will find people offering their...

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  • Cairo's Cabbie

    Coming from a city where luxury is abundant arriving in Cairo was really an eye opener... On our first day in downtown, we walked around the city until the sun set to better observed the things around us and it was really scary to see how the Egyptians drive and park their cars in the busy street of Cairo. Our cab was i think the most maintained...

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  • Alexanderia-Cairo

    If you have to travel by car from Alexandria to Cairo ALWAYS use the Desert road known as (attaree essahrawi) you'll pay a toll of 5 LE . It is 200 km and you probably make it in 2 hrs to your destination. It is 3 or even 4 lane highway very empty. NEVER use the Agriculture road (attaree aseraee) other wise you'll find your self stuck behind a...

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  • Assuit Airport

    I was tempted to put this tip in the warning section but than I thought It was a hilarious experience that made my trip memorable. I had a miserable experience (I thought at the time) due to different factors that gathered at the same time. We arrived late at night around 2 am. Things appeared very upbeat and promising when the Passport Officer...

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  • Personal Travel Guides

    Aladdin Khalifa [aladdin@ask-aladdin.com]This tour guide created an experience for us that was beyond our expectations. We had a personal guide and driver anywhere we wanted to go. He is trustworthy and affordable. We recommend him without reservation.

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  • Trip to Mt.Sinai

    Hundreds of tourists climb Mt.Sinai everyday. Most of them start around 2am and wait at the top for the Sunshine. I personally think that going and being with such big group doesn’t give you the real feeling of the mountain. Nature lovers won’t appreciate it, either. When I climbed, I started my ascent at 4am and the path was free of all tourists....

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  • Egypt in a wheel chair

    One might think that Egypt is a big NO NO for the disabled, but it is not!! A lot can be done to give also our disabled fellow people the holiday of their life time!Take a look at his article:http://www.traveltodayegypt.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=2658

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  • Fly

    Belgrade-Cairo: Wednesdays and Sundays at 23.00.Ours was a charter-flight to Sharm El Sheikh that took 2hours and 50 minutes.

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  • EgyptAir Domestic and International...

    Here is a link to the online schedule for Egypt Air, from which you can look at flight times both domestically (from city to city inside Egypt) and internationally (from cities in Egypt to cities outside of Egypt and vice versa). It is very easy to use.--------Megypt

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  • Egyptian Trains

    The cheapest way to travel to Luxor from Cairo is by sleeping trains. Sleeping trains start from Giza. You need to fax your request to prior to your journey and they will confirm your reservation by email. You need to make the payment and collect the tickets from the Sleeping train office located inside Ramses station.The price is 120 US$ including...

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  • Airport Shuttle @ Abu Simbel

    If you are interested in doing a quick trip to Abu Simbel from Cairo and return to Cairo the same day, one good option is to do it yourself. Buy your ticket at Egypt Air. Upon arrival at the Abu Simbel Airport there's a airport shuttle their that will take you to the Nubian Monument and it's FREE! ROUND TRIP FREE RIDE FROM/TO AIRPORT AND NUBIAN...

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  • do u take egypt airline to southafrica

    dear mam, im egyptian, and my honey moon was in southafrica and for sure i took egypt air. i was in business class, so i was so happy and comfortable with everthing in the flight. well, i have to be honest with you. 1-egypt air pilots are a very good one i believe. 2-hostess are good.3- food is very good i believe... egyptian food is not spicy as...

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  • Overnight trains in Egypt

    If you catch the overnight train then you may be in for an experience never to be forgotten, or repeated.Most impotant - take any food or drink with you, if you buy them on the train you will regret it, or dine out on it for months. Essential supplies include water and toilet paper. No fear of the toilets being blocked here, they drop straight onto...

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  • TRAINS AND BUSES IN EGYPT

    1) FROM CAIRO TO LUXOR -> ASWAN AREAS. ( $ 60 US per person / one way / Aswan and Luxor are of the same price. If you get off at Luxor, which is closer to Cairo, it is not any cheaper. You still pay $ 60 US ).The best mode of transportation is the Abela Sleeping Train ( now under the new company and management of El Watania ). The Abela Sleeping...

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  • Tours of Egypt

    We have just returned from 12 days in Egypt with Intrepid Travel. The best thing is that the group is only 12 people - sometimes there are one or two you don't warm to, but on this occasion we all got on well. We had Kiwis, Aussies, Canadian and American in the group. I would hate to go on a tour with a big coachload of people, we also got free...

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  • Taxi to Memphis and Saqqara from Cairo

    We took a taxi from Cairo to Memphis and Saqqara and it cost us only 100 Egyptian Pounds for the return trip. The taxi driver also waited at all the points and we took quite some time at all the places we visited so it was quite cheap compared to what we had expected. We just took a regular black cab from the street and the driver was very nice and...

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  • Nile Cruise

    We had booked through a local travel company called Flash Tours and went on the Cheops III which is an Arabesque cruise ship with lovely wooden decorations all over the ship. It is a five star ship and the food is lovely especially since they also have an Indian food menu for Indians although I did not eat much of it preferring to have the local...

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  • Cairo to Tel Aviv: Flight or car?

    For a rather long time I questioned myself how to do the Cairo-Tel Aviv trip. I initially thought of a bus service run by Israelis (it cost U$ 100.00 p/p - http://www.mazada.co.il). There were only two buses a week, we had to pay for the transportation from the hotel to bus station, and it would be pretty uncomfortable, considering the long...

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  • Taxi Cairo Airport to Giza

    The spent by a car from the Cairo airport to Giza is about one hour. If you arrive at the new airport terminal, look for the official cars. There is a chart with the going prices for several locations. The price we paid for a comfortable car, with air conditioning and a polite driver was 100 Egyptian pounds (slightly less than 20 US dollars).When...

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  • Train Cairo to Alexandria

    The hotel "limousine service" (never saw a limo, just regular a/ cars) tried to push a day trip by car to Alexandria. Glad we did not accept. Contrary to the nightmarish trip from Cairo to Luxor, our trip to Alexandria by trains was very comfortable and most enjoyable. Just make sure you get a first class ticket. The train follows one of the Nile...

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  • Train Cairo to Luxor

    I enjoy travelling by train or bus during the day, in order to see how a country's interior looks like. When buying the ticket to Luxor, I thought I had bought the ticket for a day train. Upon arrival at the Ramses station about half an hour before what I thought was the train scheduled departure, I found out to my dismay that it only left at 10...

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  • Flying into Egypt

    From Mumbai to Cairo by Egypt Air was a little less than $500 for a return flight. Yemenia offers cheaper flights but they are via two halts in Sanaa and another small city. Try the internet for the cheapest options. We booked ours online and got the best deals.

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  • Sleeping Train from Cairo to Luxor or...

    We booked a berth on the Sleeping Train from Cairo to Luxor and while we got a bed, the train itself wasn't worth the price over the sleeping seats they offer on the regular train. The sleeping train includes breakfast in the price. We found ourselves in two compartments with another gentleman. My husband shared the room with him and I shared the...

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