Getting There in Hurghada

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Hurghada, being an important tourist destination, is easily accessible by major modes of transport within and outside the country. Here is a guide to getting to Hurghada in the fastest and most convenient ways.

Air Transport

Hurghada is a prominent international diving center and a very popular coastal retreat due to the Red Sea. Many tourists from Europe and Middle East come here during summer and hence almost all major airlines from Europe feature direct international flights to Hurghada without a stopover at Cairo. Visitors wanting to travel to Hughada from Cairo can book themselves on the Egypt Air Express flight, which directly connects the two cities. Ticket prices of airlines vary from 450 Egyptian Pounds to 1000 Egyptian Pounds and travelers can save a lot by booking in advance and avoiding the peak tourist season.

Water Transport

International Fast Ferries plies boats to and from Sharm-el-Sheikh 4 times a week. The boat ride takes approximately 1 1/2 hours and costs 450 Egyptian Pounds for a return fare for international travelers.

Road Transport

Hurghada can be accessed by a bus from Cairo in about 7 hours. The buses stop at several stations in Cairo including the downtown area and Almaza Station. Private tour organizers have buses to Luxor that travel together in large numbers accompanied by an escorted convoy of police. The journey takes around 4 to 5 hours. A newly built highway also connects Hurghada to Assiut and Kenna to the West of Egypt.

Hurghada is well-connected to most international and domestic destinations by expedient air, water and land transport.


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