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Sharm el-Sheikh & Na’ama Bay

Getting there & around

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (360 1140) is about 10km north of Na’ama Bay. EgyptAir (366 1056; Sharm el-Sheikh; 9am-9pm) has four dailyflights from Sharm to Cairo (E£733, one hour) and two flights per week to Luxor (E£530, 50 minutes). Microbuses charge E£2 between the airport and Na’ama Bay or Sharm el-Sheikh; taxis charge E£20/40.

A luxury high-speed ferry operated by International Fast Ferries Co (www.internationalfastferries.com; one way adult E£250 or US$40) runs between Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada (1½ hr) four times a week. Tickets can be bought from travel agencies or the port ferry office, two hours before departure. Taxis to Na’ama Bay cost E£25 from outside the port compound. Inside the compound, they cost double.

The bus station is between Na’ama Bay and Sharm el-Sheikh. There are frequent services to Cairo (E£68, six hours). Other services include Alexandria (E£88, nine hours, two daily), Dahab (E£11, one hour, six daily), Nuweiba (E£21.50, 2½ hours), Taba (E£26.50, four hours), St Katherine’s Monastery (E£28, 3½ hours) and Luxor (E£95, 14 hours).

Microbuses travel regularly between Sharm el-Sheikh and Na’ama Bay for E£1. A taxi costs E£15.

Sharm el-Sheikh & Na’ama Bay