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Egypt Travel Guide

Getting There

By Air

Air Egypt is served by international airports at Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada and Alexandria on the mainland, and at Sharm el Shaykh on the Sinai peninsula. The largest and most active airport is located in Cairo.

The main gateway airport: Cairo International.:
** Check in time: Recommended 2 hours for international flights.
** Airport to City: Airport bus approximately 60 minutes. Taxi approximately 60 minutes.
Air Algerie (to/from Algiers).
Al Italia (to/from Rome).
Air Ukraine (to/from Kiev).
Balkan Airlines (to/from Sofia).
Cyprus Airlines (to/from Larnaca).
Czeck Airlines (to/from Prague).

There are non stop flights from most major North America, European towns, African and Asian. Airline tickets must be confirmed before departure. Check with a travel agent in your hotel or contact the airline office in Cairo. Most major airlines have offices at the Cairo International Airport and downtown in and around Midan Tahrir.

By Land

From Sudan

There is only twice weekly steamer that ferries cars the length of Lake Nasser, from Wadi Halfa in the Sudan to Aswan in Egypt. Information is available from the Nile Navigation Company Limited, Ramses Square ( in the train station), and Nile Maritime Agency, 8 Quasr el Nil, both in Cairo; and the Nile Company for River Transport, 7 Atlas Building, Aswan. All arrangements to enter Sudan, including visas, must be made in Cairo.

From Libya

Provided you have a visa, crossing the one border point to Libya, north at Sallum, should be easy, but prepare for a long wait. This journey is done either by bus, or by car. The exit fee is not more than US$0,50.

From Jordan

There are ferries connecting Aqaba in Jordan, and Nuwayba in Egypt. The journey takes around 6 hours, and covers only 70 km. The price is steep too, close to USD30 if you go from Egypt, or USD20 if you embark in Aqaba. It should be possible to bring a car on this ferry, but my reports on this are fluid. The exit fee is not more than US$0,50.

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