Travelling to Hurghada
Driving in Egypt is not recommended as there are few rules that are either adhered
to or enforced. The roads are mostly of very poor quality, with numerous bumps
and potholes. Egyptian drivers overtake dangerously all the time and visitors
should beware of cars coming towards them in their own lane. Night driving is
particularly dangerous as headlights are sometimes not used.
Egypt's railway provider is the Egyptian State Railway. The network is limited
but efficient and reasonably comfortable in first class or second class superior.
Cairo is connected to most other Egyptian cities.
Service taxis or buses (including Superjets) in Cairo leave from Ahmed Helmi
Terminal, near Ramses Station or from Abdel Mounim Riyad Terminal, near the
Ramses Hilton Hotel, and will take you to Hurghada.
The easiest and most recommended way to get to Hurghada is by air. Cairo International
Airport is located 22kms northeast of central Cairo and is the main international
gateway to Egypt. Some international flights go directly to Hurghada, but otherwise
you can fly to Cairo and then either take a domestic flight or go overland by
bus or by car. Air Egypt flies from Cairo to Hurghada. Flights from Luxor also
land in Hurghada on a daily basis.
Hurghada is accessible from Sharm el Sheik by frequent and inexpensive ferries.
Selection of hotels in this region:
InterContinental Resort & Casino Hurghada
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full list of hotels and online booking