Getting there & away
Although buses and trains operate between Alexandria and Rosetta, the easiest way to make the trip is by service taxi or microbus (E£3 to E£35, one hour) from the Al-Mo’af al-Gedid long-distance bus station in Alexandria. Alternatively take a minibus from Alexandria’s Misr Train Station to Abu Qir (E£1.50). Ask to be dropped at the Rosetta minibus stand (E£2.50, 45 minutes) near Abu Qir. Coming back, it’s easiest to get a microbus (E£3) from Rosetta straight to Al-Mo’af al-Gedid bus station in Alexandria. If you are with several people, you can share a private taxi from Alexandria to Rosetta for E£100 to E£150, including waiting time.