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There are 8 ways to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Alexandria by plane, bus, train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Glasgow to Cairo, bus  •  14h 16m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Cairo (CAI) GLA - CAI
  2. Take the bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria

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Fly Glasgow to Borg El Arab  •  13h 38m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Borg El Arab (HBE) GLA - HBE

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Train to Edinburgh, fly to Cairo, bus  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cairo (CAI) EDI - CAI
  3. Take the bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Borg El Arab  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Borg El Arab (HBE) EDI - HBE

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Borg El Arab  •  15h 20m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Borg El Arab (HBE) MAN - HBE

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to Cairo, bus  •  17h

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Cairo (CAI) NCL - CAI
  4. Take the bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 days 14h

  1. Drive from Glasgow Queen Street to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Alexandria

Drive, car ferry  •  2 days 15h

  1. Drive from Glasgow Queen Street to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Alexandria

Glasgow (GLA) to Borg El Arab (HBE) flights

The flight time between Glasgow (GLA) and Borg El Arab (HBE) is around 13h 59m and covers a distance of around 3839 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 46m. The fastest flight normally takes 9h 25m. Services are operated by Jet2.com, Turkish Airlines, easyJet and others. Typically 79 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
7h 12m
Layover time:
6h 46m
Total time:
13h 59m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
9h 25m
Flight distance:
3839 km
Flights per week:
79
Cheapest price:
$149
Carbon emissions:
778 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:05
Last flight departs at:
15:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow (GLA) to Borg El Arab (HBE) flight schedules

United Kingdom → Egypt
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Conditions of entry into Egypt from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • No quarantine required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
  • Health screen upon arrival
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Rules to follow in Egypt

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Egypt from United Kingdom.

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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 Alexandria is +20 2 27941506.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alexandria is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alexandria is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on +20 2 27941506.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Egypt.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Alexandria is to fly which costs £120 - £380 and takes 13h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Alexandria is to train and fly which costs £220 - £850 and takes 12h 45m.

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The distance between Glasgow Queen Street and Alexandria is 3816 km.

It takes approximately 14h 16m to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Alexandria, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Glasgow Airport to Cairo Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 50m and has one stopover.

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Alexandria is 1h ahead of Glasgow Queen Street. It is currently 5:16 PM in Glasgow Queen Street and 6:16 PM in Alexandria.

easyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Cairo Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow Queen Street to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 3815.7 km
  • Duration: 14h 16m

What companies run services between Glasgow Queen Street, Scotland and Alexandria, Egypt?

Jet2.com, Turkish Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Glasgow Queen Street to Alexandria every 2 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cairo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Edinburgh to Borg El Arab via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Manchester to Borg El Arab via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Prague, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Dalaman, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Amsterdam Schiphol, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Birmingham, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Malta, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cairo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Glasgow to Cairo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Glasgow to Cairo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,000
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via London Heathrow, Cairo
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Geneva, Cairo
Ave. Duration
12h 16m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Amsterdam Schiphol, Cairo
Ave. Duration
12h 16m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Paris CDG, Cairo
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Dublin, Cairo
Ave. Duration
13h 41m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Frankfurt, Cairo
Ave. Duration
13h 56m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Newcastle to Cairo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Newcastle to Cairo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cairo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Cairo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Edinburgh to Cairo via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Newcastle to Cairo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Manchester to Borg El Arab via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Frankfurt, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Amsterdam Schiphol, Rome
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Glasgow to Borg El Arab via Bristol, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cairo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Edinburgh to Cairo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Newcastle to Cairo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Glasgow to Cairo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Cairo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Newcastle to Cairo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Newcastle to Cairo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level to Edinburgh Park
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
$26 - $35
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $45
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
$30 - $45
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
$28 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Train from Lancaster to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
$140 - $200
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$180
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
SuperJet
Website
superjet.com.eg
Bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $24
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com
Shared
$24
Ferry operators

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