There are 6 ways to get from Cairo to Mecca by plane, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Jeddah, bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Jeddah (JED) CAI - JED
  2. Take the bus from Jeddah to Mecca

$98 - $342

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Bus  •  35 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairo to Amman Abdali Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Abdali to Mecca

$83 - $135

4 alternative options

Fly to Taif, bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Taif (TIF) CAI - TIF
  2. Take the bus from Taif to Mecca

$139 - $602

Fly to Medina, bus  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Medina (MED) CAI - MED
  2. Take the bus from Medina to Makkah SAPTCO Terminal

$154 - $411

Drive, car ferry  •  27 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Cairo to Suez
  2. Take the car ferry from Suez to Jeddah
  3. Drive from Jeddah to Mecca

Drive  •  20 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Cairo to Mecca 1003.6 miles

$55 - $80

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairo to Mecca. However, there are services departing from Cairo and arriving at Mecca via Abdali. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h.

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The distance between Cairo and Mecca is 1287 km. The road distance is 1605.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cairo to Mecca without a car is to bus which takes 35 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Cairo to Mecca, including transfers.

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Cairo to Mecca bus services, operated by Jett, depart from Cairo station.

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The quickest flight from Cairo Airport to Jeddah Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Cairo to Mecca bus services, operated by Jett, arrive at Mecca station.

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Mecca is 1 h ahead of Cairo. It is currently 1:36 PM in Cairo and 2:36 PM in Mecca.

Yes, the driving distance between Cairo to Mecca is 1606 km. It takes approximately 20 h 43 min to drive from Cairo to Mecca.

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Nesma Airlines, Almasria, Flynas and three other airlines offer flights from Cairo Airport to Jeddah Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cairo to Mecca.
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  • Distance: 804.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

What companies run services between Cairo, Egypt and Mecca, Saudi Arabia?

You can take a bus from Cairo to Mecca via Amman Abdali Terminal and Abdali in around 35 h.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Flights from Cairo to Medina
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Cairo to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Cairo to Jeddah via Abha
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Cairo to Medina
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Cairo to Medina via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Nesma Airlines
Website
nesmaairlines.com
Flights from Cairo to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Cairo to Taif
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Almasria
Website
almasriaairlines.com
Flights from Cairo to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Cairo to Taif
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Cairo to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Cairo to Jeddah via Amman
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Nile Air
Website
nileair.com
Flights from Cairo to Taif
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Jeddah to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Taif to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Medina to Makkah SAPTCO Terminal
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
saptco.com.sa
Jett
Phone
+ 962 6 5854679
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Cairo to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Abdali to Mecca
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Ferry operators
Namma International Marine Services.
Phone
+966-2-648 7203
Email
amajid@nesma.com
Website
nammashippinglines.com
Car ferry from Suez to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nammashippinglines.com

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There are 189+ hotels available in Mecca. Prices start at $26 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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