Getting there & away
There are buses from Farafra to Cairo (E£40, eight to 10 hours) via Bahariya (E£20, two to three hours) at 10am and 10pm. Buses from Farafra to Dakhla (E£20, four to five hours) originate in Cairo and leave around 1pm to 2pm and around 1am to 2am. Buses stop at Al-Tamawy Restaurant, the petrol station and at Al-Badawiya hotel. Tickets are bought from the conductor.
Microbuses to Dakhla (E£20, three to four hours) also leave from in front of Al-Tamawy Restaurant when full (ie not often), so you’re better off going early in the morning. The same goes for microbuses to Bahariya Oasis (E£20, three hours). Rare service taxis to Dakhla cost E£20, to Al-Kharga E£30.