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Getting There & Away

Microbuses (LE10 to LE15, 1½ to two hours) are the quickest way to travel from Cairo to Al Fayoum. Catch them at Midan Al Remaya in Giza, from Ulali near Ramses Station or from the ring-road underpass in Moneib. In Medinat Al Fayoum, ask to be dropped at Bahr Yusuf. If you’re heading for Lake Qarun or Tunis, take a microbus direct from Midan Al Remaya in Giza to Abshaway, just south of the lake; from there you can hire a microbus driver, a tuk-tuk or a taxi to take you onward.

Returning, microbuses leave Medinat Al Fayoum from north of the train station and head to various main stations in Cairo; the fare depends on the destination.