Cairo to Alexandria

Cairo to Alexandria

  Sep 23, 2021, 71 trips (EGP 63 – EGP 0)

Cairo to Alexandria Schedule

Cairo to Alexandria Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Go Bus Classic 00:35 - 03:35EGP 94
Egyptian Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 05:00 - 09:50EGP 63
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 06:00 - 09:30EGP 80
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 08:00 - 10:30EGP 143
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 10:00 - 13:05EGP 80
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 12:30 - 15:25EGP 80
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 14:00 - 16:30EGP 143
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 16:10 - 18:45EGP 143
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 18:00 - 21:45EGP 80
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 20:15 - 23:35EGP 80
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 22:30 - 01:05EGP 143
Go Bus Classic 23:01 - 02:01EGP 94

Transportation from Cairo to Alexandria

How to get from Cairo to Alexandria

When you want to get from Cairo to Alexandria, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EGP 143. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as EGP 63.

How far is Cairo from Alexandria?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Cairo to Alexandria. Your trip will be a total of 150 miles (240 km). The flying distance is 115 miles (184 km).

How long does it take to get from Cairo to Alexandria?

The travel time from Cairo to Alexandria can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 5 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Cairo to Alexandria?

The cost of the trip from Cairo to Alexandria varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Egyptian Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as EGP 63 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as EGP 143.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Cairo to Alexandria:

  • Train tickets - EGP 63 to EGP 141;
  • Bus tickets - EGP 94 to EGP 141;

How many trips per day are there between Cairo and Alexandria?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 00:05 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:31. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Cairo to Alexandria is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Cairo to Alexandria

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Cairo to Alexandria? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.