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

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Map of how to get from Cairo to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 111.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

Egyptian Railways operates a train from Cairo to Alexandria once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, operates a bus from Cairo to Alexandria every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to Borg El Arab
Avg. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Train operators
Egyptian Railways
Website
enr.gov.eg
Train from Cairo to Sidi Gaber
Avg. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
enr.gov.eg
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria
Avg. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com
Other operators
Taxi
Avg. Duration
2 h 16 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28
CIT
Phone
+20 2 26701118
Easy Taxi
Phone
+20 127 737 7210
Website
easytaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairo to Alexandria?

The distance between Cairo and Alexandria is 178 km. The road distance is 226 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cairo to Alexandria?

The cheapest way to get from Cairo to Alexandria is to bus which costs $2 and takes 4 h 6 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cairo to Alexandria?

The quickest way to get from Cairo to Alexandria is to taxi which takes 2 h 16 min and costs $28.

Is there a direct train between Cairo and Alexandria?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairo and arriving at Sidi Gaber. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cairo and Alexandria?

No, there is no direct bus from Cairo to Alexandria. However, there are services departing from Cairo and arriving at Alexandria via Cairo Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 6 min.

How long does it take to get from Cairo to Alexandria?

The train from Cairo to Sidi Gaber takes 3 h 5 min including transfers and departs once daily.