At the airport
Rent a limousine with fixed fees according to your accommodation location from the airport.
Or use Cairo airport transportation service which covers all the country and airports.
Transport inside main tourist cities
The easiest way to move inside any city is using taxis. They are numerous in the major cities.
Cairo has a fleet of metered, air-conditioned Yellow Cabs.
Book your taxi one hour before your journey and even ask for a receipt (Tel: 16516-19155-19730).
You can also easily take a regular taxi from the street or in front of your hotel.
Each city has its own coloured public taxi: yellow and black in Alexandria, black and white in Cairo.
Buses and coaches
Most of Egypt's major cities have their own bus system and there's an extensive network of buses running between each city too. You can catch Superjet, Delta and Upper Egypt buses to go straight from one city to another. They provide air-conditioned buses, with catering facilities, toilets and TV show. In general, buses stop more frequently. So, for a long journey we advise you to go by rail.
The underground is the cheapest and fastest way to move inside Cairo and Giza governorate especially in the rush hours (from 2 pm to 5pm). It has two long lines and a line under construction between Giza and the Cairo Airport.
The first from Helwan to El Marg has 33 stops; the second from Giza to Shoubra El Khema has 18 stops.
Note that the first carriage is always strictly for “women only”.
Summer working hours: from 6:00 am to 1:00 am
Winter working hours: from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rent a car
Many transportation companies offer a wide choice of luxury cars and coaches with well trained drivers. Car rental agencies are represented in the major cities, international and domestic airports.
Travelling between tourist cities
You have different options to travel in Egypt in an easy and comfortable way. Choose between car rental, luxury trains, coaches or even domestic flight to connect tourist cities.
Regular tourist transportation companies
Extensive network of long distance air conditioned coaches serve all main cities. You can also use regular air-conditioning buses with catering, toilets and entertaining facilities. Many terminal stations are located in the main cities. In Cairo, those stops are Ramses, El Tourgman, Almaza, El Nozha, Ahmed Helmy, Abed El Mouneem Ryaid, El Tahreer Square.
Choose among the following companies:
• West & middle of Delta (Gharb & wasat el Delta ); Ahmed Helmy - Ramses - Cairo : 25756595- 25765582
• Super Jet
Almaza – Helopolis Cairo: 22909013
El Nozha Helopolis Cairo: 26986161 -26986262
Ramses Al Tourgoman Cairo : 25759996-25798181
• East of Delta (Shark el Delta ) Mubark Station –El Tourgoman-Ramses station: 25749084 – 25763579- 25766514
• Upper Egypt
El Moneeb, Giza : 35736700
Oases El Baharyyia-Al Bawaetty: 38473610
Nasr City Youssef- Abbas St. 22615132 22608731
El Tougoman Ramses- Cairo 25762897
The train is one of the best ways to travel among major Egyptian cities. Three kinds of trains are available: the ordinary, the express and the turbo. The express and the turbo are more expensive but you will reach your destination rapidly with all catering facilities and airconditioned.
An excellent turbo train service is available between Cairo and main cities. The turbo train takes about two hours to go from Cairo to Alexandria.
Cairo Railway Station Ramses -Tel 25771388 - 25751000
The Abela Sleeping Train is another luxury way to travel to Upper Egypt
For more information, ask the nearest local Information Tourist Office
Tel 25761319 – 25761954
Egypt Air, the national carrier, links most of the tourist cities in Egypt thanks to regular domestic flights. Now you can fly directly from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh or Alexandria.