Cairo to Luxor

Cairo to Luxor

  Sep 23, 2021, 33 trips (EGP 120 – EGP 0)

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9h 15m First: 0:20 Last: 23:00

From EGP 120


10h First: 0:04 Last: 23:34

From EGP 189


1h First: 6:30 Last: 22:20

From EGP 1,763

Cairo to Luxor Schedule

Cairo to Luxor Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 00:20 - 10:05EGP 166
Go Bus Deluxe Plus 02:20 - 12:20EGP 267
Air Cairo Economy #SM802406:30 - 07:30EGP 1,763
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 08:00 - 18:42EGP 280
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 10:00 - 19:15EGP 166
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 12:00 - 22:55EGP 166
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 17:15 - 02:50EGP 280
Air Cairo Economy #SM803017:30 - 18:35EGP 2,253
Go Bus Deluxe Plus 17:05 - 03:05EGP 267
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 19:00 - 04:35EGP 166
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 20:00 - 07:15EGP 166
Egyptian Railways Class I AC 22:00 - 08:00EGP 166

Transportation from Cairo to Luxor

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

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 Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EGP 9,239. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as EGP 120.

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 414 miles (665 km). The flying distance is 319 miles (512 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 27 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 EGP 120 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EGP 9,239.

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

  • Train tickets - EGP 126 to EGP 283;
  • Bus tickets - EGP 189 to EGP 424;
  • Plane tickets - EGP 1,760 to EGP 9,240;

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

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

  • Flights from Cairo to Luxor depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:04 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:34. 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?


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 EGP 1,760.

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.


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:

  • 100% users enjoyed a train ride.