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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
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.
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.