Egypt Transport

Egypt
By plane:
Regular flights to Egypt do Aeroflot (4 flights a week from Moscow to Cairo, 4 hours), Egypt Air (1 flight a week from Moscow to Cairo) and Siberia (two weekly flights from Moscow to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh). Several airlines offer flights from transplanting.

Charter flights are carried out in large numbers throughout the year from many Russian cities in Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tabu and Marsa Alam. Cost of tickets for charter flights around $ 200-220.

Regular flights are operated from Cairo to Amman, Tel Aviv, Damascus, Beirut, Larnaca, Istanbul, Dubai, Khartoum and other cities in the region. Standard cost of the ticket in both parties from Amman to Cairo is not less than 250 dollars. It makes sense to consider the option of flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Amman, these flights of Royal Jordanian Airlines has 5 times a week. The cost of the ticket in both parties is $ 160-180. Flight committed with a brief stopover in Aqaba, and you can buy a ticket for her that will reduce the cost of flight to $ 120 in both directions.

Duty on departure:
At the airport of Hurghada will be charged the fee on departure: from January 1 to May 1, 2007 - a $ 3 per person, from May 1 to October 1, 2007 - $ 4 per person. In other airports in the country until all the remains, and fees are not levied.

On the ferry:
Regular passenger ferries depart from Nuweiba and Sharm el-Sheikh in the Jordanian Aqaba. Direct buses Cairo-Amman follow the schedule and arrive exactly to the ferry departure. Approximate cost of the passenger ticket on a cargo ferry in one direction is $ 30, a fast and comfortable boat - $ 45. The flights are operated by "Arab Bridge" (www.abmaritime.com.jo). From Aqaba speedboat off daily, except Saturdays, at 13.00, but in the opposite direction at 16.00. Cargo ferry departing from Aqaba at 15.00, and back in 22.00.

The only border crossing point through which the relationship of Egypt with Sudan - ferry from Aswan to Wadi Halfa. The path takes 20-23 hours, the ferry 2 times a week, departing from the Aswan High Dam and follows the south on Lake Nasser, the passing of Abu Simbel. Ticket price $ 35 in first class (cabin with bunks) and $ 20 in the hall with seating. Accurate information and schedule should clarify immediately before the trip. Theoretically, the arrival of the ferry to Wadi Halfa odds with the administration of a passenger train in Khartoum (25 hours on the road), but, as in the case of the ferry, accurate information should be clarified before the trip.

In any case, this train should be in Khartoum on 2-3 times a week, and tourists do not have to spend in the border at Wadi Halfa more than 1-2 days. In addition to the ferry you can go to Khartoum by bus or "Lorri" (a truck in the back of the passengers who travel). It is important to bear in mind that the presence of Sudanese visas are checked before leaving the ship in Aswan.

By car and on foot:
Three transition between Israel and Egypt: Rafah crossing in Gaza, through which run all the buses from Tel Aviv to Cairo (now temporarily closed); checkpoint Nitzana in the Negev desert, 80 kilometers south of Rafah, PPC "Taba, near Eilat, where travel in the direction of the Egyptian resort of Dahab and Sharm el-Sheikh in the south of the Sinai Peninsula.

Migrating border on foot only from Tabou, in Rafah have to wait for the associated transport. It should be borne in mind that in contrast to Taba, located just 10 kilometers from the Israeli city of Eilat, border crossing, Rafah was "extremely inconvenient for independent travel. This is especially true of the Israeli side of the border, where no passenger transport and the only choice left is very expensive taxi to the nearest town (Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva).

The only border crossing from Libya is open to the east of the town Salloum, to the west of Egypt.

By bus and taxi:
Daily buses depart from Cairo Gezira Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem via Sinai and the transition "Rafah" (now the buses temporarily go through the taboo that lengthens the trip for 2-3 hours). The cost of the ticket one way - $ 40. Round trip - $ 70. Tel Aviv buses depart daily from the office of "Masada-Tours", near the Egyptian consulate, that the streets of Basel, 56.

Tourists arriving from Israel through the taboo and the following in the direction of the Egyptian resorts of Nuweiba, Dahab and Sharm el-Sheikh, immediately after the release of the Taba border terminal waiting for taxi drivers. The fare to Dahab in the range of $ 60-80 for the whole machine, to Sharm el-Sheikh, the amount reaches $ 100. In addition, once a day in the morning (at approximately 7-8 am), from Taba to Sharm el-Sheikh is sent to the bus company's East Delta. How to get it to Dahab is $ 8, to Sharm el-Sheikh, $ 11.

From 2 to 3 regular buses depart daily from Cairo to Amman. The path takes up to 15-17 hours and the fare varies from $ 60 to $ 80, depending on the bus company. The price of the ticket includes ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba.

Numerous buses and shuttles depart from Cairo and Alexandria to the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi. However, some buses only just dovozit passengers to the border, where they cross it on foot, and sit on the local transportation, awaiting them immediately after the border terminal.

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