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There are 3 ways to get from Wadi Halfa to Cairo by car, plane, car ferry, train or bus

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Recommended option

Drive, fly

  1. Drive from Wadi Halfa to Abu Simbel
  2. Fly from Abu Simbel (ABS) to Cairo (CAI)

Cheapest option

Car ferry, train, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Wadi Halfa to Aswan
  2. Take the train from Aswan to Luxor
  3. Take the bus from Luxor to Cairo

1 alternative option

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Wadi Halfa to Aswan
  2. Drive from Aswan to Cairo

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

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Last updated: January 23 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wadi Halfa to Cairo is to car ferry and train and bus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 31h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Wadi Halfa to Cairo is to drive and fly which costs $190 - $500 and takes 17h 14m.

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The distance between Wadi Halfa and Cairo is 919 km.

It takes approximately 17h 14m to get from Wadi Halfa to Cairo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Abu Simbel Airport to Cairo Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Egyptair offers flights from Abu Simbel Airport to Cairo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Wadi Halfa to Cairo.
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  • Distance: 918.8 km
  • Duration: 17h 14m

What companies run services between Wadi Halfa, Sudan and Cairo, Egypt?

There is no direct connection from Wadi Halfa to Cairo. However, you can take the drive to Abu Simbel airport, fly to Cairo, take the walk to Cairo Airport, take the bus to Cairo International Fair, take the walk to Cairo Fair, then take the line 3 Metro to Cairo. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Wadi Halfa to Cairo via Wadi Halfa, Aswan, Aswan, Luxor, and Luxor in around 31h 27m.

Flights from Abu Simbel to Cairo via Aswan
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $480
Train operators
Bus operators
Go Bus Egypt
Bus from Luxor to Cairo
Ave. Duration
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Schedules at
Ferry operators
Aswan ferry
00 20 1225 111 968
Car ferry from Wadi Halfa to Aswan
Ave. Duration
Once a week
Estimated price
Schedules at

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