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Kom Ombo

Getting there & away

The easiest way to visit the temple is to come on a tour or via a private taxi, travelling with the convoy. A private taxi from Luxor taking in both Edfu and Kom Ombo and returning in the evening can cost from about E£255 to E£300.

The LuxorAswan buses also frequently stop in the town. As you approach Kom Ombo from Aswan, you can ask the driver to drop you off at the road leading to the temple; look for the sign. From here it’s about a 2km walk. Should you want to head to the Red Sea from here, the daily bus from Aswan to Marsa Alam (E£20, four to five hours) calls in at around 7.30am.

Trains are another option, but the train station is some way from the temple.

To get to the temple from the town centre, take a covered pick-up (25pt to 40pt) to the boat landing on the Nile about 800m north of the temple, then walk the remainder of the way. Pick-ups to the boat landing leave from the service-taxi station. A private taxi between the town and temple should cost about E£10 return.

Kom Ombo