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There are 4 ways to get from Cairo to El Alamein by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Cairo to Marina 7

$9 - $11

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Train  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Cairo to El Alamein 939 / ...

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 46m

  1. Take a taxi from Cairo to El Alamein 260.6 km

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Cairo to El Alamein 260.6 km

$8 - $13

Cairo → El Alamein
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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
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  • 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.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairo to El Alamein is to train which costs $1 - $3 and takes 5h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Cairo to El Alamein is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $30 - $40 and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairo and arriving at Marina 7. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairo and arriving at El Alamein. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Cairo and El Alamein is 237 km. The road distance is 260.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cairo to El Alamein without a car is to bus which takes 2h 52m and costs $9 - $11.

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The bus from Cairo to Marina 7 takes 2h 52m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Cairo to El Alamein bus services, operated by Go Bus Egypt, depart from Cairo station.

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

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The best way to get from Cairo to El Alamein is to bus which takes 2h 52m and costs $9 - $11. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 5h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Cairo to El Alamein.
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  • Distance: 236.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Cairo, Egypt and El Alamein, Egypt?

Go Bus Egypt operates a bus from Cairo to Marina 7 twice a week. Tickets cost $9 - $11 and the journey takes 2h 52m. Alternatively, Egyptian Railways operates a train from Cairo to El Alamein twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5h 15m.

Train operators
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
Other operators
Taxi from Cairo to El Alamein
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Nile TAXI
Phone
+20 128 011 8888
Website
nile.taxi
Cairo Airport Travel
Phone
+202 19970
Website
cairoshuttlebus.com

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Cairo to El Alamein bus services, operated by Go Bus Egypt, arrive at Marina 7 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairo to El Alamein is 261 km. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Cairo to El Alamein.

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

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