How to get to Hurghada

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Hurghada is located on the Red Sea coast at the entrance to the Gulf of Suez (Hurghada on the map of Egypt). From the capital of Egypt here is a little less than 500 kilometers by road, and from Moscow the resort is located at a distance of about 3100 kilometers or about 5-6 hours of flight.

We will tell you in detail about how to get to Hurghada on vacation on your own or with a ready-made tour.:

Buy a ready-made tour

The easiest and cheapest way to get to Egypt for a vacation on a tourist ticket with included flights, and Hurghada is no exception. Hurghada has its own international airport, one of the largest in the country, and therefore tours to Hurghada can be purchased departing from almost all regions of the Russian Federation, because it is one of the most popular places for foreign holidays among Russians and citizens of other CIS countries.

By the way, the cheapest tours are most often offered with departure from Moscow, which has long been used by experienced tourists from other regions. You can save a lot of money if you buy a ready-made tour from Moscow, and get to Moscow yourself by train or plane from your city. This is successfully used even by tourists from St. Petersburg.

Today you can pick up a tour to Hurghada and buy it at the best price from a tour operator without extra charges via the Internet. We advise you to use these proven and reliable sites for searching and booking tours directly from tour operators:

Выгодные туры в Египет

By plane

The plane at Hurghada airport

If you want to travel around Egypt more than just relax at one resort, or go here for the winter, then you can get to Hurghada by plane yourself through the local international airport. There are many flights from cities of the Russian Federation, other CIS countries and European countries, but mostly these are charter flights. Fortunately, tickets for them are often sold separately from tours, so you can find them on free sale in search engines. We recommend searching for tickets on the Russian search engine Aviasales, where, among other things, you can buy very profitable tickets for charter flights. However, for this you need to carefully and for a long time monitor the prices. To make this task easier for you, we have created a channel for cheap flights and tours, join Telegram and follow us.

Minimum prices for tickets from Moscow to Hurghada:

ЦЕНАПЕРЕСАДКИАВИАКОМПАНИЯДАТА ВЫЛЕТАДАТА ВОЗВРАЩЕНИЯ
Купить от 28061 ₽ 1 пересадка Лого авиакомпании 25.02.2024 03.03.2024
Купить от 28780 ₽ 1 пересадка Лого авиакомпании 01.03.2024 03.03.2024
Купить от 41130 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 02.04.2024 03.04.2024
Купить от 45330 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 13.05.2024 12.06.2024
Купить от 43512 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 04.06.2024 18.06.2024
Купить от 50537 ₽ 2 пересадки Лого авиакомпании 01.07.2024 12.07.2024

Minimum prices for tickets from Russian cities to Hurghada:

ЦЕНАМАРШРУТПЕРЕСАДКИ
Купить от 23216 ₽ Москва ⇄ Хургада Прямой
Купить от 22171 ₽ Санкт-Петербург ⇄ Хургада 1
Купить от 32400 ₽ Екатеринбург ⇄ Хургада 1
Купить от 35274 ₽ Сочи (Адлер) ⇄ Хургада 1
Купить от 34276 ₽ Казань ⇄ Хургада 1
Купить от 38848 ₽ Уфа ⇄ Хургада 2
Купить от 36414 ₽ Минеральные Воды ⇄ Хургада 1
Купить от 48631 ₽ Новосибирск ⇄ Хургада 2

How to get from Hurghada airport to the resort

If you are vacationing in Egypt on a ready-made tour, then upon arrival you will be met by Russian-speaking representatives of the tour operator and taken to the hotel reception. This is called a group tourist transfer. The meeting usually takes place even before passport control, where representatives with signs with the names of different tour operators distribute the arriving tourists in queues, check the documents and call the number of your bus, which you need to find in the parking lot when leaving the airport. You go through passport control, baggage collection and customs control on your own. Sometimes the rules change, and tourists are met and distributed on buses after receiving their luggage.

Airport parking, where a tourist bus will be waiting for you

If you are traveling without a tour operator, then you will have to get to the hotel from the airport by taxi or book a personal tourist transfer, since public transport in Hurghada is very poorly developed and does not go to the airport at all. Theoretically, it is possible to walk to the hotel on foot, since the resort area begins already a kilometer from the exit of the arrival terminal, but you need to look where exactly the hotel you booked is located.

A taxi can be ordered at the counter in the arrivals hall. Taxi rates are fixed and are determined by the area you need to get to, starting at $ 10. Payment is accepted in dollars, Egyptian pounds, euros, but not in rubles. Read more about the currency of Egypt and how to pay here.

A taxi from the Uber and Careem apps will be much cheaper, starting from $ 3 to the city center, and $ 1 to the nearest tourist area. Just keep in mind that for the trip you will need to install the international Uber app, not Uber Russia.

For applications to work, you need mobile Internet on a smartphone, for which you can buy a local SIM card with an Internet package at the counters in the arrivals hall, depending on the operator and the package of services, it will cost from $ 10. Payment for the trip can be made in a non-cash way if you have a working bank card of the international payment system, or in cash at the end of the trip.

Taxi in Hurghada

You can also book a personal tourist transfer in advance, which is more convenient and even more profitable. Then the driver will meet you with a sign at the exit from the arrivals hall, and take you to the door of the hotel or accommodation. You can book a transfer on the websites kiwitaxi.ru, intui.travel or directly through this search form from kiwitaxi:

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Transfer findingFind the route
Online bookingBook your transfer online
Meeting by the driverThe driver meets you at the airport or train station
Tourist transfers

Another way to get from the airport is to rent a car. There are rental counters in the arrivals hall, but it's better to take care of the rental in advance: find and book a car via the Internet, and approach the counter with ready-made armor, so it will be more reliable and cheaper. You can book on these reliable price comparison sites from different rental offices:

How to get to Hurghada from Cairo or back

You can get from Cairo to Hurghada and back by plane or buses. The flight will take about an hour, the bus ride is about 8 hours. We advise you to search for air tickets on Aviasales, but here is a selection with the best prices:

Minimum ticket prices from Cairo to Hurghada:

ЦЕНАПЕРЕСАДКИАВИАКОМПАНИЯДАТА ВЫЛЕТАДАТА ВОЗВРАЩЕНИЯ
Купить от 9779 ₽ Без пересадок Лого авиакомпании 26.02.2024 10.03.2024
Купить от 9142 ₽ Без пересадок Лого авиакомпании 02.03.2024 04.03.2024
Купить от 10325 ₽ Без пересадок Лого авиакомпании 20.04.2024 22.04.2024
Купить от 11919 ₽ Без пересадок Лого авиакомпании 01.05.2024 11.05.2024
Купить от 10467 ₽ Без пересадок Лого авиакомпании 14.06.2024 18.06.2024
Купить от 11874 ₽ Без пересадок Лого авиакомпании 08.07.2024 19.07.2024

If you are ready to fork out for a taxi, you will have to spend from $ 300 per car, but this will help save money compared to an airplane only if you are traveling with a group or family. You will have to spend almost 7 hours on the road by car.

And finally, the cheapest way to get to Hurghada from Cairo is intercity buses. Bus service here is developed and inexpensive, flights run frequently. The trip will cost from 200 pounds (approximately 6.47 rubles, see all about the money of Egypt and the exchange rate). The price strongly depends on the class of the bus, it is better to choose tickets more expensive in more comfortable buses. Tickets can be booked in advance via the Internet on the websites of carriers go-bus.com, whitebusegypt.com, or use a search engine site 12go.asia, where many carriers are represented at once and you will be able to choose the most profitable and suitable one according to the schedule. You can also easily buy a ticket at one of the bus stations already on the spot.

Please note that there is no single bus station for all carriers, each has its own bus stations in different parts of the city, so be careful and careful when buying tickets online. But in general, it will not be difficult to figure out and find the departure or arrival bus station closest to your hotel using google maps, all the stations are marked there.

Hurghada Go-Bus Station

How to get to Hurghada from Sharm el-Sheikh or back

Hurghada is located at a distance of only 80 kilometers in a straight line from Sharma, but there is no direct bus service between the cities, you will have to travel by land to bypass the Gulf of Suez almost through Cairo. You can take a taxi without a transfer, but such a trip will cost from $ 600, and it's not a fact that you will find someone willing to take you 1000 kilometers, because that's how much you will have to take a detour.

Direct planes do not fly between cities either, only with a transfer through Cairo. Therefore, the best way to move between resorts is a ferry. But, unfortunately, as of 2024, the ferry service has not yet been restored, after it was interrupted during the pandemic. In the "pre-pandemic" times, ferries ran twice a week, the cost was from $ 60 one way, discounts for children. Information about the resumption of work and the schedule is best clarified on the spot at the port of Hurghada or Sharma.

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