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

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tahrir Square to Alexandria

$3 - $5

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Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cairo to Alexandria Express / ...

$1 - $3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cairo to Alexandria 139.1 miles

$22 - $28

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Cairo to Alexandria 139.1 miles

$7 - $11

Fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Borg El Arab (HBE) CAI - HBE

$64 - $209

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The cheapest way to get from Cairo to Alexandria is to train which costs $1 - $3 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairo to Alexandria is to taxi which costs $22 - $28 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tahrir Square and arriving at Alexandria. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairo and arriving at Alexandria. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Cairo and Alexandria is 180 km. The road distance is 222.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cairo to Alexandria without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $3 - $5.

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The bus from Tahrir Square to Alexandria takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Cairo to Alexandria bus services, operated by Go Bus Egypt, depart from Tahrir Square station.

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

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The best way to get from Cairo to Alexandria is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $3 - $5. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 4 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs $60 - $210 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Cairo to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 112.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Go Bus Egypt operates a bus from Cairo to Alexandria every 4 hours. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Egyptian Railways operates a train from Cairo to Alexandria hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to Borg El Arab
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Train operators
Egyptian Railways
Website
enr.gov.eg
Train from Cairo to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
enr.gov.eg
Bus operators
Go Bus Egypt
Phone
19567
Website
go-bus.com
Bus from Tahrir Square to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
go-bus.com
Economic
$4
Deluxe Plus
$4
VIP Elite
$5
bus
Bus from Cairo to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cairo to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Estimated price
$22 - $28
CIT
Phone
+20 2 26701118
Easy Taxi
Phone
+20 127 737 7210
Website
easytaxi.com

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The quickest flight from Cairo Airport to Borg El Arab Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Cairo to Alexandria bus services, operated by Go Bus Egypt, arrive at Alexandria station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairo to Alexandria is 223 km. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Cairo to Alexandria.

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Egyptair offers flights from Cairo Airport to Borg El Arab Airport.

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There are 194+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cairo to Cairo Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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