Western Desert

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Egypt's Western Desert.


Bus in Al Kharga

Bus Station

Upper Egypt Bus Co operates buses to Cairo (LE120, eight to 10 hours) daily at 9pm and 10pm. There are three services to Asyut (LE30, three to four hours) at 6am, 7am and 9am. The bus heading north to Dakhla...

Bus in Qasr Al Farafra

Buses to Bahariya & Cairo

There are Upper Egypt Bus Co buses from Farafra to Cairo (LE105, eight to 10 hours) via Bahariya (LE30, three hours) at 10am and 10pm. Buses from Farafra to Dakhla (LE30, four hours) originate in Cairo and leave...

Bus Station in Mut

Bus Station

Upper Egypt Bus Co runs buses to Cairo (LE115, 10 hours) via Al Kharga Oasis (LE25, two to three hours) and Asyut (LE70, five hours) at 7pm and 7.30pm.You can also travel to Cairo via Farafra Oasis (LE35, four...

Bus Stop in Siwa Oasis

Microbuses to Marsa Matruh

Microbuses going to Marsa Matruh (LE40) leave from the main square near the King Fuad Mosque. They are more frequent and way more comfortable than the West & Mid Delta bus, and the same price.

Bicycle Hire in Siwa Oasis

Bicycle Hire

Bicycles are one of the best ways to get around and can be rented for around LE20 to LE25 per day.