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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to El Alamein by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly Athens to Borg El Arab, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Borg El Arab (HBE) ATH - HBE
  2. Take the train from Baheeg to El Alamein

$164 - $347

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Fly Athens to Cairo, bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Cairo (CAI) ATH - CAI
  2. Take the bus from Cairo to Marina 7

$134 - $329

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Train to Thessaloniki, fly to Borg El Arab, train  •  14h 19m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Borg El Arab (HBE) SKG - HBE
  3. Take the train from Baheeg to El Alamein

$198 - $421

Car ferry to Mykonos, fly to Borg El Arab, train  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos
  2. Fly from Mykonos (JMK) to Borg El Arab (HBE) JMK - HBE
  3. Take the train from Baheeg to El Alamein

$201 - $489

Drive  •  40h 36m

  1. Drive from Athens to El Alamein 3580.2 km

$500 - $800

Greece → Egypt
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International entry into Egypt from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Egypt from Greece

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • No quarantine required
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Egypt

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Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Egypt from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in El Alamein is +20 2 27941506.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in El Alamein is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in El Alamein is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on +20 2 27941506.

Yes, entry into Greece from Egypt is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Athens to El Alamein is to fly and bus, which costs €110 - €280 and takes 9h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to El Alamein is to fly and train which costs €130 - €300 and takes 6h 55m.

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The distance between Athens and El Alamein is 928 km. The road distance is 3580.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Athens to El Alamein, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Borg El Arab Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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El Alamein is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 5:59 PM in Athens and 4:59 PM in El Alamein.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to El Alamein is 3580 km. It takes approximately 40h 36m to drive from Athens to El Alamein.

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Aegean Airlines offers flights from Athens Airport to Borg El Arab Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in El Alamein. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs €10.

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Map of how to get from Athens to El Alamein.
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  • Distance: 927.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and El Alamein, Egypt?

There is no direct connection from Athens to El Alamein. However, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Borg El Arab, take the taxi to Baheeg, then take the train to El Alamein. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Cairo, take the walk to Cairo Airport, take the bus to Cairo International Fair, take the walk to Cairo Fair, take the line 3 Metro to Ataba, take the line 2 Metro to Sadat, take the walk to Cairo, then take the bus to El Alamein.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Borg El Arab
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Athens to Cairo
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Thessaloniki to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Thessaloniki to Borg El Arab via Heraklion, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from Mykonos to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Athens to Cairo
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Mykonos to Borg El Arab via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Mykonos to Borg El Arab via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Borg El Arab via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Go Bus Egypt
Phone
19567
Website
go-bus.com
Bus from Cairo to Marina 7
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
go-bus.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
$70 - $100
Deck Fare Economy
$55 - $75
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
$110 - $160

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