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There are 4 ways to get from Crete to El Alamein by plane, train or bus

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Fly Sitia to Borg El Arab, train  •  13h 38m

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

$581 - $584

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Fly Sitia to Cairo, bus  •  11h 20m

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

$177 - $403

2 alternative options

Fly Heraklion to Borg El Arab, train  •  8h 25m

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

$203 - $456

Fly Chania to Borg El Arab, train  •  8h 38m

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

$262 - $624

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

1m

Mandatory

Mandatory

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 cheapest way to get from Crete to El Alamein is to fly and bus which costs €140 - €340 and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to El Alamein is to fly and train which costs €170 - €390 and takes 8h 25m.

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The distance between Crete and El Alamein is 611 km.

It takes approximately 13h 38m to get from Crete to El Alamein, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sitia Airport to Borg El Arab Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 10m and has one stopover.

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El Alamein is 1h behind Crete. It is currently 7:29 AM in Crete and 6:29 AM in El Alamein.

Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Sitia 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 Crete to Heraklion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7 min and costs €1.

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Map of how to get from Crete to El Alamein.
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  • Distance: 611.3 km
  • Duration: 13h 38m

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

There is no direct connection from Crete to El Alamein. However, you can fly to Borg El Arab, take the taxi to Baheeg, then take the train to El Alamein. Alternatively, you can take the line 6 bus to Irakleion Airport, take the walk to Heraklion airport, fly to Borg El Arab, take the taxi to Baheeg, then take the train to El Alamein.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Sitia to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Heraklion to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $450
Flights from Heraklion to Borg El Arab via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Chania to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Sitia to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $370
Flights from Sitia to Cairo via Alexandroupolis, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Sitia to Borg El Arab via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chania to Borg El Arab via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Sitia to Cairo via Athens, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Borg El Arab via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Sitia to Cairo via Athens, Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Sitia to Cairo via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sitia to Cairo via Athens, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
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

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