Cairo to Luxor

Cairo to Luxor

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Cairo to Luxor Schedule

Cairo to Luxor Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 7pax Any timeEGP 17,600
Go Bus Classic 02:25 - 12:25EGP 309
Egyptair Economy #MS27205:00 - 06:00€ 110.67
Egyptair Economy #MS27206:00 - 07:00$ 111.76
Egyptair Economy #MS27809:50 - 10:50€ 149.94
Air Cairo Economy #SM1911:15 - 12:15$ 77.05
Egyptair Economy #MS6613:15 - 14:15$ 118.23
Air Cairo Economy #SM7215:25 - 16:55EGP 2,252
Go Bus Elite Plus 17:05 - 03:05EGP 661
Air Cairo Economy #SM2518:55 - 20:30€ 90.78
Egyptair Economy #MS6820:35 - 21:35$ 89.71
Air Cairo Economy #SM802222:30 - 23:35EGP 3,760

Transportation from Cairo to Luxor

Facts about the transport from Cairo to Luxor

Cheapest Transport$11
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure12:20 AM
Latest Departure11:30 PM
Departures per day20
Distance513 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAir Cairo, Daytrip, Egyptair, Egyptian Railways, Go Bus

Cairo to Luxor Destination Reviews

Very insistent that I put my tiny rucksack with all my possessions under the bus. I refused because I have medicine, water, food and other stuff I need in there. They told me to put it in my handbag but it won’t all fit, hence why I always bring my tiny rucksack on board.
Bus Elite Plus, Go Bus, Oct 1, 2023
Sedět na motoru v tom teplém počasí je nesnesitelné. Zespod vedro, klimatizace autobusu se nedala uzavřír, takže na tělo mi byla zima. The toilet was unbearable. The door could not be cloused. The stench could be felt in the bus. Toilet paper was missing.
Bus Super Go, Go Bus, Aug 10, 2023
Bus was fairly on time and fairly clean. Though the onboard toilet is smelly. But I dislike the person who loaded by bad asked for tips. After giving him tips, he said not enough.
Bus Classic, Go Bus, May 14, 2023
Look, the ride was good. But PRINCIPALLY the stuff people, the driver are very rude! I hope it changes soon! Because the company has everything to be the best one in Egypt. Also, please to keep in mind to arrive on time! Thanks
Bus Classic, Go Bus, Apr 19, 2023
However, it was my fault. I did not realize that Nasr City was a specific Go Bus stop in Cairo when what I really needed was a Giza stop in Cairo. Nobody was able to help me, so I ended up simply buying another ticket. Also, purchasing through 12Go instead of Go-Bus directly put my seat in the WORST seat (back row, which does not recline for sleeping). Again, better to pick from Go-Bus directly in order to pick your own seat.
Bus Classic, Go Bus, Apr 2, 2023
Luggage guy demands money for each bag to put it inside the bus! I had to get mad with him! Bad experience!
Bus Classic, Go Bus, Jun 22, 2022
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How to get from Cairo to Luxor

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. 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 USD 78.01. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 54.01.

How far is Cairo from Luxor?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Cairo to Luxor. Your trip will be a total of 319 miles (513 km). The flying distance is 529 miles (851 km).

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

The travel time from Cairo to Luxor can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 11 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Cairo to Luxor 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 USD 54.01 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 USD 78.01.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 10.00 to USD 19.97;
  • Train tickets - USD 54.02 to USD 78.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 76.87 to USD 154.87;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 356.50 to USD 592.18.

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 20 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Cairo to Luxor. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 76.87.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Cairo to Luxor

Air Cairo, Egyptair


Taking a bus from Cairo to Luxor 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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Cairo to Luxor. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 356.50.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


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 Luxor

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Cairo to Luxor? 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:

  • 96% decided to go for a bus.
  • 2% users took a plane.
  • 2% users enjoyed a train ride.