Ismailia in detail

Flights & getting there


Ismailia’s bus station is about 3km north of the old quarter; taxis to the town centre cost around LE5. From here, East Delta Travel Co has buses to the following destinations:

Alexandria LE45, five hours, twice daily at 7am and 2.30pm

Cairo LE25, four hours, every 30 minutes between 6am and 8pm

Dahab LE80, seven to eight hours, daily at 10.30pm

Port Said LE15, one hour, hourly from 6am to 11am and 1pm to 5pm

Sharm El Sheikh LE70, six hours, twice daily at 2pm and 10.30pm

Suez LE15, 1½ hours, hourly from 6.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 6.30pm


Services to Cairo (2nd class LE25, four to five hours) run at 11am, 2.20pm, 4.15pm and 5.20pm. Three trains daily run to Port Said (2nd class LE10) at 9.45am, 11.15am and 2.15pm, while six services head to Suez (2nd class LE7) at 7am, 8.10am, 10.30am, 1.15pm, 3.15pm and 6pm.

Departure times should be taken with a pinch of salt on this line; trains often just leave when they decide to.