Flights & getting there
The Upper Egypt Bus Co has hourly services to Cairo (LE30, four hours) from 6am. Buses leave for Hurghada at 10.30am and 10.30pm (LE80, six hours).
Microbus & Servees
A seat in a microbus or servees, if you are allowed to take one, will cost LE20 to Cairo and LE15 to Asyut.
Trains to Cairo (1st/2nd class LE62/36, three to four hours) leave at least every 1½ hours starting at 4.25am. Trains heading south also leave fairly frequently, with the fastest trains departing from Minya between 11pm and 1am: Luxor (LE86/47, six to eight hours) and Aswan (LE109/59, eight to 11 hours), stopping at Asyut (LE39/26, two hours), Sohag (LE55/34, three to four hours) and Qena (LE78/44, five to seven hours).