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Marsa Alam

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

There is no bus station in Marsa Alam. For transport to Shalatein, wait at the coffee shop next to the police post at the entrance to Marsa Alam. For transport to the Nile Valley, wait at the petrol station in Marsa Alam, or at the T-junction about 1km further along on the Edfu road.

Buses from Shalatein pass Marsa Alam en route to Aswan (E£15, six hours), via Edfu (E£12, four hours) at around 7am and 9am daily. Buses to Shalatein (E£20, four hours) come from Hurghada and depart Marsa Alam at around 5am, 7am, noon and 8.30pm.

There are four daily buses to Al-Quseir (E£5 to E£10, two hours) and Hurghada (E£30 to E£35, five hours), departing at 5am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 5pm. To Cairo direct, the fare is E£86 (10½ hours).

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Air

The Marsa Alam International Airport is 67km north of Marsa Alam along the Al-Quseir road. There is no public transport, so you’ll need to arrange a transfer in advance with your hotel. Egypt Air has indefinitely suspended its flights to/from Cairo, and the airport is currently used only by charters.

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