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There are 5 ways to get from Aswan to Cairo by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly  •  2h 4m

  1. Fly from Aswan (ASW) to Cairo (CAI) ASW - CAI

$44 - $235

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Train  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the train from Aswan to Cairo

$2 - $8

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the train from Aswan to Luxor
  2. Take the bus from Luxor to Hurghada
  3. Take the bus from Hurghada to Cairo

$8 - $9

Taxi  •  11h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Aswan to Cairo 533.9 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  11h 1m

  1. Drive from Aswan to Cairo 533.9 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Aswan to Cairo is to train which costs $2 - $8 and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Aswan to Cairo is to fly which costs $40 - $240 and takes 2h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aswan and arriving at Cairo. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Aswan and Cairo is 684 km. The road distance is 854.2 km.

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The best way to get from Aswan to Cairo without a car is to train and bus which takes 13h 20m and costs $8 - $9.

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It takes approximately 2h 4m to get from Aswan to Cairo, including transfers.

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Aswan to Cairo train services, operated by Egyptian Railways, depart from Aswan station.

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The best way to get from Aswan to Cairo is to fly which takes 2h 4m and costs $40 - $240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $2 - $8 and takes 13h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Aswan Airport to Cairo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Aswan to Cairo train services, operated by Egyptian Railways, arrive at Cairo station.

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Map of how to get from Aswan to Cairo.
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  • Distance: 427.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 4m

What companies run services between Aswan, Egypt and Cairo, Egypt?

Egyptair, Nile Air and two other airlines fly from Aswan to Cairo every 4 hours. Alternatively, Egyptian Railways operates a train from Aswan to Cairo 4 times a day. Tickets cost $2 - $8 and the journey takes 13h 30m.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Aswan to Cairo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Nile Air
Website
nileair.com
Flights from Aswan to Cairo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Almasria
Website
almasriaairlines.com
Flights from Aswan to Cairo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Air Cairo
Website
flyaircairo.com
Flights from Aswan to Cairo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Train operators
Egyptian Railways
Website
enr.gov.eg
Train from Aswan to Luxor
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
enr.gov.eg
Train from Aswan to Cairo
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
enr.gov.eg
AC1
$8
AC2
$4
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Luxor to Hurghada
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com
Bus from Hurghada to Cairo
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com
Other operators
Taxi from Aswan to Cairo
Ave. Duration
11h 1m
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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Yes, the driving distance between Aswan to Cairo is 854 km. It takes approximately 11h 1m to drive from Aswan to Cairo.

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Nile Air, Almasria, Air Cairo and Egyptair offer flights from Aswan Airport to Cairo Airport.

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There are 823+ hotels available in Cairo. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aswan to Aswan Airport is to taxi which takes 17m and costs $1 - $2.

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