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There are 4 ways to get from Rome to Alexandria by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Rome to Borg El Arab  •  10h 27m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Borg El Arab (HBE) FCO - HBE

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Fly Rome to Cairo, bus  •  9h 25m

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

Train to Naples, fly to Borg El Arab  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Borg El Arab (HBE) NAP - HBE

Drive  •  2 days 0h

  1. Drive from Rome to Alexandria 4618 km

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Alexandria is to fly which costs €50 - €320 and takes 10h 27m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Alexandria is to fly and bus which takes 9h 25m and costs €150 - €700.

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The distance between Rome and Alexandria is 1952 km. The road distance is 4618 km.

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It takes approximately 10h 27m to get from Rome to Alexandria, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Rome Airport to Borg El Arab Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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Alexandria is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 4:23 PM in Rome and 5:23 PM in Alexandria.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Alexandria is 4618 km. It takes approximately 2 days 0h to drive from Rome to Alexandria.

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Ulendo Airlink, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Borg El Arab Airport.

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There are 736+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 1951.9 km
  • Duration: 10h 27m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Alexandria, Egypt?

Turkish Airlines, Aegean Airlines and three other airlines fly from Rome to Alexandria 4 times a day.

Airlines
Air Cairo
Website
flyaircairo.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Luxor
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Naples to Borg El Arab via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Amman
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Naples to Borg El Arab via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Air Arabia Egypt
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Naples to Borg El Arab via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $70
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
$20 - $27
Base Standard
$40 - $55
Base Premium
$45 - $70
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 06 8937 1892
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $60
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
$21 - $29
Smart Low Cost
$17 - $22
Smart Flex
$40 - $60
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
$15 - $21
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
$28 - $31
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
SuperJet
Website
superjet.com.eg
Bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com

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