Egypt by Train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Egypt.

Here you will find information for Egypt about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 97.55 million

Currency: Egyptian Pound

Language: Arabic

Capital: Cairo

Country Code: +20

Time Zone: Eastern European Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Egypt is operated by the Egyptian National Railway.

Egypt rail map

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Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Egypt online at the official homepage of Egyptian National Railways.

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Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Egypt.

TrAIN tYPES

National trains in Egypt

Local Trains

  • 2nd and 3rd Class offered
  • Non-air-conditioned

Tourist trains

  • 1st and 2nd Class offered
  • Often air-conditioned

There are no international train services offered in Egypt.

Night trains in Egypt

Deluxe Sleeper Train – There is a daily service on the route Alexandria – Cairo – Luxor – Aswan and back.

  • Single or double cabin
  • 1st Class 3 seats per row (2+1)
  • 2nd Class 4 seats per row (2+2)
  • Dining car
  • The train is equipped with toilets and a security officer

There are no special trains in Egypt. But here you can see a list of special trains in Africa.

Rovos Rail
The Desert Express
African Explorer
The Blue Train
Shongololo Express

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Egypt

National

From > To
DurationChangesTransport
Cairo to Alexandria4:40DirectTrain
Cairo to Luxor10:25DirectTrain, Night Train
Luxor to Aswan3:20-3:45DirectTrain
Luxor to Hurghada4:30DirectBus
Aswan to Abu Simbel4:06DirectBus/Private Transfer

 

Egypt travel routes

Egypt: Cruise The Nile By Rail

Egypt: Cruise The Nile By Rail

Main Train Stations

  • Cairo Ramses Station
  • Alexandria
  • Luxor
  • Giza
  • Mansoura
  • Aswan

Train Tours in Egypt

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Egypt

Egypt’s climate is pretty consistent throughout the year, often hot and humid. Depending on the season the temperature drops a bit with the humidity and it can make all the difference in deciding when to visit. The most common reasons to visit Egypt are to visit the pyramids and other Pharaonic locations,  but many of these ancient sites and tombs happen to be in the desert which exacerbates the heat.

With this being said, visit anytime from September to November, or March to April when the temperatures are more favorable, to avoid price spikes. Although low season prices might entice you, we would suggest avoiding a visit from June to August as its unbearably hot and muggy, so hot that locals often take holidays to get away from the heat.

Whilst in Egypt after your stops made at the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, and the Karnak Temple Complex, before you leave to make sure you get your fill of kushwari and basbousa, surf the dunes of the Great Sand Sea, charter a falouka on the Nile, hike Mount Sinai, and take a dive in Dahab which offers some of the worlds best diving. You’ll have a great time in Egypt, just remember to stay hydrated!

  • High Season: December to February
  • Low Season: June to August

 

Accommodation In Egypt

Booking

The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE

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Hostelworld

If you are looking for a low budget accommodation, then go on www.hostelworld.com. They have the best choice of cheap hostels for backpackers and low budget travelers. > BOOK HERE

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Guidebooks For Egypt

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Travel Insurance

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