Taxis and Limousines are widely available in all major cities in Egypt; however, there are many less expensive alternatives in most cities, e.g. Subway, Metros, Trains, and Buses. It is not advisable to use taxis in traveling between cities, as Planes, Buses, and trains are accessible for a modest fee.
Street buses are a basic, but a cheap means of getting around. Buses between cities are of a higher standard, and have bathroom, Videos, central air-condition and a waitress service onboard for longer trips.
On day trains it is well worth paying the extra for First Class, still very reasonably priced. The seats are comfortable, reclining, almost like flying first class on a plane. There is a trolley wait service for snacks, sandwiches and drinks. The night sleeper trains are owned by Carlson Wagon lit and are quite comfortable. Beds are one up and one down bunk beds. Adjoining carriages are available for families. An adequate dinner and breakfast are served directly to the cabin as part of the price. Drinks with the meals are not included other than coffee with breakfast. There is a wash sink in each cabin, toilets at the end of each carriage. Luggage is stored overhead in your cabin.
In Cairo: Efficient, well organized, and runs to a strict timetable, well worth using if the train goes to areas where you want to travel.
Nile Water Buses:
Fast and cheap for crossing the Nile or going to the areas covered by the bus.
Distance in Egypt
|Cairo Airport - Cairo Center||14||22|
|Cairo Center - Giza Pyramids||6||10|
|Cairo Center - Sakkara||15||24|
|Cairo - Aswan||572||926|
|Cairo - Luxor||417||679|
|Aswan - Luxor||153||247|
|Aswan - Hurghada||326||528|
|Luxor - Hurghada||173||281|
|Cairo - Hurghada||315||510|
|Aswan - Abu Simbel||190||309|
|Sharm El Sheikh - Cairo||297||481|
|Sharm El Sheikh - Dahab||59||95|
|Sharm El Sheikh-Ras Mohamed||33||53|
|St.Catherine - Taba||107||173|
|Taba - Nuweiba||39||63|
|Nuweiba - Dahab||31||50|
|Cairo - Alexandria||135||218|
|Cairo - Suez||87||140|
Train trips Times :
|Cairo - Aswan||15 Hours|
|Aswan - Luxor||03 Hours|
|Luxor - Cairo||12 Hours|
|Cairo - Alexandria||2.30 Hours|
Flight trips Times :
|Cairo - Luxor||1.00 Hour|
|Cairo - Aswan||1.30 Hour|
|Cairo - Hurghada||0.50 Hour|
|Cairo - Sharm El Sheikh||1.00 Hour|
|Luxor - Aswan||0.30 Hour|
|Aswan - Abu Simbel||0.30 Hour|