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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  •  8h 52m

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

$214 - $697

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to Cairo, bus  •  9h 16m

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

$109 - $1,445

2 alternative options

Train to Naples, fly to Borg El Arab  •  9h 35m

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

$283 - $887

Drive  •  2 days 1h

  1. Drive from Rome to Alexandria 4623.3 km

$650 - $1,000

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Egypt

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Egypt. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Egypt.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Egypt from May 22.

International flights leaving Italy are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Egypt

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for Egypt relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in Egypt, please check government recommendations.

Last updated: July 6 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Alexandria is to fly and bus which costs 95€ - 1300€ and takes 9h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Alexandria is to fly which costs 190€ - 650€ and takes 8h 52m.

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The distance between Rome and Alexandria is 1952 km. The road distance is 4623.3 km.

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It takes approximately 8h 52m 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 5h 41m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Alexandria is 4623 km. It takes approximately 2 days 1h to drive from Rome to Alexandria.

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Olympic Air, Egyptair, Turkish Airlines and Aegean Airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Borg El Arab Airport.

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There are 209+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $100 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: 8h 52m

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

Egyptair, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Rome to Alexandria 5 times a day.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from Naples to Borg El Arab via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Cairo
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Rome to Borg El Arab via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Air Arabia Egypt
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Naples to Borg El Arab via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Naples to Borg El Arab via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$21 - $29
Base Standard
$40 - $60
Base Premium
$50 - $75
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$16 - $23
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$30 - $34
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$22 - $35
Smart Low Cost
$19 - $28
Smart Flex
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Ask Aladdin
Phone
+1(888) 513-5971
Email
info@ask-aladdin.com
Website
ask-aladdin.com
Bus from Cairo Airport to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com

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