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Asyut’s airport, 35km west of the city, has several flights a week to Cairo and the Gulf.


The Upper Egypt bus station near the train station has services to Cairo (LE80, five to six hours), Hurghada (LE80, 5½ hours), Sharm El Sheikh (LE130, 10 hours) and Alexandria (LE110, eight hours).

Servees & Taxi

There are no microbuses to Luxor. You might be able to take one to Mallawi, but this is sometimes forbidden. A private taxi to Luxor will cost up to LE1000.


There are several daytime trains to Cairo (1st/2nd class LE79/44, four to five hours) and Minya (LE39/26, one hour), and about 10 daily south to Luxor (LE70/40, five to six hours) and Aswan (LE95/52, eight to nine hours). All stop in Sohag (LE33/21, one to two hours) and Qena (LE59/35, three to four hours).