Located just a few south of downtown Hurghada, Hurghada International Airport serves as a gateway to one of Egypt’s most popular tourist destinations. A hub for numerous leisure flights, mostly from Europe, the airport offers modern facilities, including free WiFi, duty-free shopping, cafes, bars, restaurants, luggage storage, ATMs, and currency exchange services. However, once you’ve landed, you’ll likely be eager to get to your accommodation and start exploring what Hurghada has to offer. Here’s a handy guide on how to navigate transportation options from the airport.
Airport Transfer Services
Taxi companies offer a range of transfer services from Hurghada International Airport. These services can be pre-booked and cater to various travel preferences and budgets.
- Private Taxi: If you prefer a private, comfortable ride, you can book a private taxi. Your chauffeur will meet you at the arrival point, holding a sign with your name on it. This service includes a 60-minute wait time and cars equipped with air conditioning. Upgraded vehicles with a longer wait time of 75 minutes are available with premium service.
- Shared Shuttle Bus: For a more budget-friendly option, consider taking a shared shuttle bus. You’ll find your driver at an assigned meeting point detailed on your booking voucher. The standard shuttle service includes eight stops on the way to your destination, while the premium shuttle service includes a maximum of four stops.
The price of these services depends on the chosen vehicle type and number of passengers. For example, a transfer to El Gouna starts from as little as €6.
Popular ride-hailing services Uber and Careem are also available in Hurghada. These services can be booked directly from the airport to your destination.
- Uber: Uber offers the ability to reserve a ride up to 30 days in advance. The UberX option, which provides affordable everyday rides, can accommodate 1-4 passengers.
- Careem: Careem, like Uber, is a ride-hailing app available in Hurghada. Unfortunately, specific pricing information is not readily available, but it’s advisable to check the app for the latest rates.
Please note that due to security reasons, ride-hailing services may incur an extra airport fee of 20 EGP. Most rides within Hurghada city typically cost under 100 EGP for both Uber and Careem. Careem is often slightly cheaper so it’s definitely worth getting.
Hotels and Travel Agencies
Many hotels and travel agencies often offer transfer services. While specific prices weren’t available during this search, it’s recommended to contact your hotel or travel agency directly for accurate information. This often is slightly higher than for example Uber or Careem but the comfort of having someone waiting for you can definitely be worth it.
Once you’ve settled in, you’ll find that most rides within Hurghada city typically cost under 100 EGP. But make sure to use apps because if you catch taxi drivers on the streets the prices will often be much higher. This applies whether you’re taking a short ride to the stunning sandy beaches, visiting the breathtaking Hurghada Grand Aquarium, walking along the Marina Boulevard, or exploring traditional souks and local cafes. Hurghada is a city that is easy to navigate, with a wide variety of transportation options available.
Remember, the actual prices for any transportation service can vary based on the exact location, time, and other factors. Always check the latest prices and availability from official sources or directly with the service provider.
Exploring Hurghada, with its warm weather year-round and numerous tourist attractions, starts with a smooth journey from the airport. Choose the transportation option that best suits your needs and enjoy your trip!