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How to Get Around in Egypt

Domestic flights of Egypt Airlines cover major cities. Other airlines also connect Cairo to Luxor and the Sinai Peninsula. Cairo-Luxor and Aswan-Abu Simbel are very popular. Connect Cairo to the Delta region or Cairo to Luxor Aswan.

Air-conditioned, night trains to Upper Egypt include dining cars and sleepers.

Long-distance buses that cover all over Egypt are popular with locals. Operated by 5 public bus companies. It takes time, but the number is large and the price is low. (long-distance shared taxi) A taxi that mixes with people heading in the same direction from the Servis platform. Depart when the number of people gather. Prices are negotiable. I can hardly speak English.

A bus that operates a short distance. Run-on a fixed route. The city bus gets on and off at the stop, but it doesn’t stop properly,

Prepaid. The minibus is higher than the city bus, but you can always sit. You can get on and off at any place on the route. Both destinations are in Arabic only. Almost no English is understood, but the air-conditioned buses from Cairo city to Giza’s Pyramid and to Cairo airport are relatively easy to use because they can communicate in English.

subway Metro has English notation and the price is cheap. Purchase your ticket at the counter and go to a different home through the automatic ticket gate. The front train is for women only.

The taxi ride is basically the same as in Japan, but the big difference is that the fare is negotiable. Most taxi drivers do not speak English. The taxi in front of the hotel is aimed at tourists, so they usually speak English, but the fare is high.

The water bus connects the Giza area and Old Cairo from the pier near Tahrir Square in Cairo. Departure times are irregular. The water taxi can be used for a short trip across the Nile to the other side of the river, or you can charter to other cities along the Nile. Prices are negotiable. There are motorboats and small sailboats Felluca, which are also popular in Luxor and Aswan.

At sightseeing spots such as Luxor, there are also sightseeing horse-drawn carriages, camels, and rental bicycles.

Nile cruises between Aswan and Luxor and luxury cruises on Lake Nasser are also popular.

It is not recommended for visitors to Egypt to drive as it is quite complicated and no driving rules are respected.