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How To Travel To Alexandria

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BY PLAIN

El Nouzha Airport, Alexandria’s primary airport, offers a limited number of domestic flights and reasonably wide service to destinations around the Middle East. However, the sole link to Europe is via Athens. The airport is located 8 kilometers (5 miles) south of the city. A cab ride should take no more than 20 minutes and cost no more than 15 LE.

Borg el Arab Airport is the city’s second airport, which is operated by Emirates from Dubai and (soon) Turkish Airlines from Istanbul. It is rather less conveniently placed 45 kilometers (23 miles) south of Alexandria, requiring a one-hour cab ride (50 LE or less).

There is just one daily bus from Alexandria to Borg el Arab Airport at 2.30 p.m. The bus stop is located near Raml Station, just across from the Sofitel Cecil Alexandria Hotel. A larger bus stop is located 100 meters to the right. Six LE each passenger + 1.5 LE per bag is the price of the ticket. It takes around an hour.

Between 4AM and 7:30PM, Super-Jet and Western Delta offer direct buses from the airport to the New bus station on the outskirts of the city (25-31 LE).

Cairo, on the other hand, has a far wider selection of foreign destinations and is not too far away.

BY BUS

Numerous bus companies provide a bus service into Alexandria at a fairly reasonable price: between 20 and 35 LE. Air-conditioned buses are provided, as is a hostess trolley service. Golden Arrow, West Delta, Super Jet, Pullman, and El Gouna are among the companies. While operating hours vary according to business, there are departures between Cairo and Alexandria almost every hour from early morning to midnight.

While the buses themselves are rather pleasant, the length of your travel from Cairo to Alexandria (or vice versa) is determined on your pick-up/drop-off location. The majority of buses depart from Heliopolis’ Almaza Bus Station, passing via Midan Tahrir and Giza on their way to Alexandria; if you join from Heliopolis, anticipate a 4-5 hour journey rather than the typical 2-3.

There are several bus pick-up/drop-off locations in Alexandria. These are normally located at Gedid station (except in El Gouna, which is served by Sidi Gaber station), which is a little outside of Alexandria, but shouldn’t cost more than a ten-lead taxi journey, maximum fifteen-lead cab fare. Avoid taking a cab with someone who approaches you immediately outside the bus. If necessary, go outside the station and hail a cab there. There is also a bus connecting Gedid to Sidi Gaber, and from Sidi Gaber, the majority of the city is accessible either minibus or tram. The bus price is fifty pence.

BY TRAIN

The easiest method to go to Alexandria from Cairo is to take a frequent train from Ramses Station. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., trains operate at least once every hour, but try to take an express or the Egyptian Railways’ pride and joy, the French-built Turbo, which takes just 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete the route. LE 50/35 one-way 1st/2nd class tickets For fast trains, tickets must be bought prior to boarding; since the Cairo-Alexandria trains are often packed, it is best to book tickets a day or two ahead of time, although in a pinch, same-day tickets may be available just before departure. From Mersa Matruh to Alexandria, there are two daily trains that provide just 2nd and 3rd class service.

All long-distance trains arrive and leave at Misr station, which is a 10-minute walk from the Corniche along Nabi Daniel St. Many long-distance and commuter trains stop at Sidi Gaber station, which is located at the intersection of Abu Qir Street and Mushir Ahmad Ismail Street.

BY CAR

When driving by automobile from Cairo to Alexandria, there are two possibilities. The travel takes around 3 hours using either route, depending on pace and surrounding traffic.

  • The Agriculture Road has four lanes in each direction with a speed restriction of 90 km/h for private automobiles. Because this is the primary thoroughfare, it may become a bit congested. Damnhour and Tanta are also accessible.
  • The Desert Road has four lanes in each direction with a speed restriction of 100 km/h for private automobiles. This route traverses the desert and is less congested and speedier than the others. Every few kilometers, there are cafeterias.

BY BOAT

Visemar Lines used to provide a weekly passenger ferry from Venice to Alexandria through Tartus, Syria, until recently. The boat, however, has been canceled due to the ongoing turmoil in Syria.

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