Checking flights...

Boat

In the past, Port Said has been a good port of exit/entry for Africa overlanders with vehicles, with a couple of regular Ro-Ro (roll-on-roll-off) freighter services to Turkey. At the time of research there were no Ro-Ro ships pulling into Port Said, although there was talk of reinstating them. Two services to Cyprus, though, were regularly operating out of Alexandria's port.

Bus

The bus station is about 3km from the town centre at the beginning of the road to Cairo (about LE10 in a taxi). Both Super Jet and East Delta Travel Co operate buses from the station.

Buses From Port Said

Alexandria

Price

LE40

Duration

4-5hr

Time/Company

7am, 11am, 2pm, 6pm & 8pm (East Delta); 4.30pm (Super Jet)

Cairo

Price

LE40

Duration

4hr

Time/Company

hourly (East Delta); every two hours (Super Jet)

Ismailia

Price

LE20

Duration

1-1½hr

Time/Company

hourly 6-11am & 2-6pm (East Delta)

Suez

Price

LE30

Duration

2½hr

Time/Company

6am, 10am, 2pm & 4pm (East Delta)

Microbus

The microbus and servees (service taxi) station is next door to the bus station. Sample fares: Cairo LE40, Ismailia LE20 and Suez LE30.

Train

Services to Cairo are in creaky, scruffy, slow trains. Expect delays. There are supposedly departures (2nd class/3rd class LE30/15) at 5.30am, 1pm and 5.30pm, though times change regularly and departure delays are very common. Buses are, in general, a quicker and much more comfortable option.