Egypt by TrainTrains - Tickets - Tours
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.
Population: 97.55 million
Currency: Egyptian Pound
Country Code: +20
Time Zone: Eastern European Time
The rail network in Egypt is operated by the Egyptian National Railway.
Buy your train tickets for Egypt online at the official homepage of Egyptian National Railways.
Buy your train tickets online at OMIO and compare trains, buses & flights.
There are no rail passes available for Egypt.
National trains in Egypt
- 2nd and 3rd Class offered
- 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.
The Desert Express
The Blue Train
Frequently Travelled Routes In Egypt
|From > To||Duration||Changes||Transport|
|Cairo to Alexandria||4:40||Direct||Train|
|Cairo to Luxor||10:25||Direct||Train, Night Train|
|Luxor to Aswan||3:20-3:45||Direct||Train|
|Luxor to Hurghada||4:30||Direct||Bus|
|Aswan to Abu Simbel||4:06||Direct||Bus/Private Transfer|
Egypt travel routes
Egypt: Cruise The Nile By Rail
Main Train Stations
- Cairo Ramses Station
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
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