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Wikitravel Press has created the official Wikimania 2008 travel guide to Cairo and Alexandria. The guide is licensed under Creative Commons by-sa 1.0, and it's available for your reading and editing pleasure at the Wikitravel website:

Alexandria - Cairo (including the Pyramids) - Egypt reference - Egyptian Arabic phrasebook

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.:Transportation in Egypt

Egypt Quick Trips, Alexandria/Cairo/Luxor. Min Travel Egypt is Egyptian travel agency organizing tours all over Egypt. http://www.min-travel.com

Tel.: +202 263 25 987 Tel.: +202 263 25 917 Fax : +202 263 25 810

Trains

Each major city has a central train station. In Cairo, it is in Ramses Square and in Alexandria, it is in Sidi Gaber. Trains to and from Alexandria leave almost hourly. They are the most comfortable means of travel from Cairo to Alexandria. Train schedules are shown below, but it is recommend that you call ahead to reserve. The number is +(202) 5753555. For more information about the Egyptian Railway, please visit their website at http://www.egyptrail.gov.eg/docs/index.html . For online reservations, please go to: http://www.egyptlegend.com/trainreservation.htm

Trains Schedules

From Cairo to Alexandria

Time of Departure

Train No.

Train Type

Duration

8:00 hr 

905

Tourbine

2 hours

8:15

901

French

3 hours

9:00

909

Spanish

2 hours

9:30

907

French

3 hours

11:00

911

French

3 hours

12:00

913

Spanish

2:15 hours

14:00

917

Tourbine

2 hours

16:00

923

French

3 hours

17:00

925

Spanish

2:15 hours

18:00

921

Spanish

2:15 hours

19:00

927

Tourbine

2 hours

20:00

931

French

3 hours

22:30

934

Spanish

2:15 hours

From Alexandria to Cairo

Time of Departure

Train No

Train Type

Duration

7:00 hrs

906

Spanish

2 hours

8:00

904

Tourbine

2 hours

14:00

916

Tourbine

2:15 hours

15:00

918

Spanish

2 hours

18:00

986

Spanish

2 hours

19:00

927

Tourbine

2 hours

complete list Schedules/Fares Queries

Buses

To travel between major cities, you can choose from several bus companies. West Delta, Super Jet and The Federal Arab Land Transport Company are the companies most popular. Tickets cost ranges between EGP 25 and EGP 35 and you may call ahead to determine if there are any changes in the bus schedule. +(202) 5798181.

Air Travel

If you don’t mind paying extra and do not want to waste your time, domestic air travel is also available between most major cities. http://www.egyptair.com.eg