Flights & getting there
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.
Buses From Port Said
|Alexandria||LE40||4-5hr||7am, 11am, 2pm, 6pm & 8pm (East Delta); 4.30pm (Super Jet)|
|Cairo||LE40||4hr||hourly (East Delta); every two hours (Super Jet)|
|Ismailia||LE20||1-1½hr||hourly 6-11am & 2-6pm (East Delta)|
|Suez||LE30||2½hr||6am, 10am, 2pm & 4pm (East Delta)|
The microbus and servees (service taxi) station is next door to the bus station. Sample fares: Cairo LE40, Ismailia LE20 and Suez LE30.
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.