Saturday, 24 March 2012

Local Bus to Hurghada from Luxor

One of my friends(single lady) just took a trip from Luxor to Hurghada by bus and this is her report.

"Luxor to Hurghada Super Jet bus leaves from next to train station at 7.30pm every night, takes 4 hours with one stop. Hurghada to Luxor Superjet bus leaves Hurghada to Luxor at 8.30am every day, takes 4 hours with one stop. 45LE each way (non- Egyptian) and drops you back next to train station. You can only get tickets from 1 hour before travel." The bus was clean, had a/c and there was a toilet although she did not use it.

I guess the only disadvantage is not being able to get the tickets in advance.

PS she said "mention the hassle in Luxor started before the bus doors had even opened when I got back and the bus was boxed in by taxis!! That would freak anyone new to Luxor out big time!"

7 comments:

Alison Jayne Stevens said...

Hi Jane, are these buses still running now, because i am booking a flight with easyjet to Hurghada, and want to get to Luxor.?

Jane Akshar said...

Yes they are, my guest departed yesterday and had a very good journey. They depart from El Dehar area in Hurghada

Keith Fazackerley said...

Hi Jane,

How are things in Luxor. Not been for two years due to troubles.. May have to do that bus trip.
D'ont usually go in summer how hot does it get ?

Can you get around ?

Jane Akshar said...

What troubles Keith lol. There has been nothing in Luxor....stop watching Fox News aka BBC

Summer is hot but I came with my daughter aged 8 and we did everything we wanted to by getting up early and having a siesta when it was hot

Natasha Cvitkovich said...

Hi Jane,

I am going Hurghada for a week and we wanted to travel to Luxor and stay the night there. Would you know if buses still run in and out of luxor the same as you posted previously? Also is it true that it isnt safe to travel by bus at night to Hurghada due to accidents?
Your advice would be appreciated. Manythanks
Natasha

Natasha Cvitkovich said...

Hi Jane,
I was wondering if buses still travel from the same spot in luxor. WE are going to Hurghada in October and wanted to go to Luxor for a couple of days. Would we be ook travelling by bus and would we be able to bus it at night?
Many thanks for your advice.

Jane Akshar said...

Yes buses still run. Not sure what you mean by safe. You must have seen Egyptian drivers and roads.