How to Get from Hurghada to the Airport and Other Destinations
Hurghada is a city in Egypt, located on the western coast of the Red Sea. You can travel from here to Luxor, the resort town of Marsa-Alam, as well as to the airports of Luxor or Hurghada, by public transport, taxi or transfer.
Taxi from Hurghada
Do you want to go to Luxor or Marsa-Alam? In this case, you can use a taxi service in Hurghada. This type of transport is perfect for travellers with children or for those who, for some reason, do not want to go by bus.
You can take a taxi in Hurghada from your hotel or right in the street. However, take into account that taxi drivers in the city can behave dishonestly, as soon as they recognize you as a tourist. So, they can ask you for an amount that will exceed the real cost of the trip by 3-4 times.
To avoid possible problems, it is better to negotiate the price with the driver before you get in the car and pay for the trip after arriving at your destination. Also do not forget to check carefully the change, as the taxi driver can discreetly swap banknotes or give you the wrong amount.
The cost of traveling by car within the city is about 2 dollars, and to Hurghada Airport - about 3-4 dollars. Do not forget to bargain with taxi drivers, since they often overestimate the prices.
Transfer from Hurghada
How to get to or from Hurghada without worrying about your safety on the way or about possible changes? Just choose the Kiwitaxi service, and our professional drivers will take care of driving you straight to your destination in no time.
A private transfer will take you from Hurghada to Luxor in just 4 hours and 15 minutes, while the cost of the trip, depending on the capacity of your chosen car, will be from 136 dollars. You can get to the town of Marsa-Alam in 3 hours 50 minutes, and the minimum price will be 111 dollars.
It is better to order transfers from Hurghada in advance so that you're not late for your flight. First, you need to calculate correctly the time of departure. We advise you to subtract the travel time (it is written on our website) and another three hours from the time of plane departure indicated on your ticket. It is the time at which you should depart by Kiwitaxi transfer.
If you travel with children, take care of their safety, ordering a child seat additionally. You just need to tick the corresponding box when you fill out the car booking form.
If you have any unclear situations or questions related to the ordering of the car, please contact our support. You can call us at any time of the day, and our English-speaking manager will help you to deal with all the problems.
Public transport from Hurghada
If you would like to save money, then you can get from the city to Hurghada Airport by public transport. In this case, tourists need to know that there are several bus companies in the city, and there are vehicles of different levels of comfort.
The bus station of the city is at the end of Sheraton Road, at the intersection with Sakkala, next to the statue of a mermaid. Travellers are advised to choose the Royal or First bus models, and good carrier companies are SuperJet or Al Gоuna. In their buses, there are air conditioning and comfortable soft chairs.
If you choose a bus company Upper Egypt Travel, the ticket will be much cheaper, but you will not get the same comfort as in a tourist bus, and you will also be forced to travel with the noisy locals.
A ticket for a shuttle bus for tourists to Hurghada Airport will cost you about 2 dollars. However, do not forget that public transport is usually completely filled with passengers, so you probably will not fit into it with large and heavy suitcases.
You can also get to Luxor by bus. The distance between the departure and arrival points is about 300 km, and the journey time is about 3.5-4 hours.
Hurghada: useful information
Hurghada is one of the most popular resorts in Egypt, to which tourists from all over the world come all year round. And although you can swim in the sea even in winter, summer is the best for sunbathing. The coast of the Red Sea is practically strewn with hotels and entertainment centers, so you will not get bored.
Fans of architecture will like the Coptic Church and the Abdulhasan Elshazi Mosque, located in the historical part of the city. Sakkala district attracts young tourists, as there are comfortable beaches, bars, discos, playgrounds, and much more for nice holidays.
Active tourists can ride a boat, as well as go diving or windsurfing. Not far from the city there are other popular resorts - Soma Bay and Makadi Bay, which you can also reach by an individual transfer.