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About Hurghada International Airport

Hurghada International Airport is located on the Red Sea coast and serves Hurghada, the most important holiday destination in Egypt. Today it is the second busiest airport in the country. A new terminal building was built in 2015 at the airport, which welcomes passengers who are coming from the most important cities in Europe, for entertainment and touristic purposes. With its two passenger terminal buildings, the annual passenger average at Hurghada International Airport is over 13 million people.

Getting to the City Center from Hurghada International Airport

Hurghada, which is an important tourism center in Egypt, is one of the places preferred by many tourists around the world for holiday. Increasing its popularity day by day, the city of Hurghada offers unique natural beauties as well as it plays a unique role for the world tourism economy. The city of Hurghada, which is situated in the most beautiful part of Egypt, is home to the local community, as well as it hosts tourists from different countries.

In addition to being a unique tourist destination, Hurghada is also a city that comes to the forefront with the convenience of urban transportation. Buses, trains, taxis and white minibuses provide easy transportation within the city. White minibuses provide the most convenient transportation in the city. Minibus fee costs 1 LE per person in Egyptian currency. Buses are also among the most commonly preferred means of transportation in the city. Although buses in Egypt generally do not have a quality standard, large tourist city buses are more prominent and attractive in terms of quality.

In this sense, Hurghada city buses are also more comfortable and convenient. Tickets to get on these buses are available at the bus stations. In addition, you can also buy a bus ticket when you board the bus. Go Bus Company stands out as the best bus company in the city and in the Egypt in general.

Train is another alternative for transportation in Hurghada. However, the trains do not pass through the main coastal route of Hurghada. It is also possible to rent a car in the holiday city of Egypt and Hertz, Budget and Europecar serve as the most popular car rental companies providing this service.

Hurghada Airport is the second busiest airport after Cairo International Airport in Egypt. There are numerous flights to Europe from the airport, which is located only 5 kilometers away from the city center on the south-west. It is possible to buy the tickets you will need for bus travel from the ticket booths around the airport.

Rent a car

Renting a car is one of the alternatives you can prefer to reach the city center from Hurghada Airport. You can go to the city center by the car you can rent by choosing from the car rental companies such as Hertz, Budget and Europecar that also serve at the airport.

Taxi

Taxi stands out as one of the most popular options preferred to reach the city center because taxi services are provided for 24 hours a day. Once your plane lands at the airport, you can easily see the taxi ranks and get to the city center in about 15 minutes by taking a taxi. You can also get to different resorts of Hurghada such as Makadi Bay, Somabay, Safaga, El Gouna, Al Quseir and Al-Mahmya by taking a taxi. If you want to travel directly to the holiday resorts without going to the city center, your journey can take up to 30 minutes.

If you are planning to travel to the city center by taxi, you are advised to bargain with the taxi drivers. The taxi drivers who don't activate taximeter may overcharge you and so your journey may cost more expensive. If you don't want to lose your time, you can take a taxi to reach the city center after bargaining as quickly as possible.

Bus

You can also reach the city center from Hurghada Airport by taking a bus. You can see the bus stops stationed right next to the Hurghada passenger terminal. Once the buses are full of passengers, they depart from the bus stops. If you want to travel by bus, you may need to wait a little once the bus reaches full capacity. You can also reach different holiday resorts of Hurghada such as Makadi Bay, Somabay, Safaga, El Gouna, Al Quseir and Al-Mahmya by taking a bus as well. Bus tickets can be bought from the passenger terminals at the airport or you can also buy tickets on the bus. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the city center, but your journey may last a little longer if you want to reach the coastal area.

Minibus

Minibuses are another public transportation option you can prefer to get to the city center. Minibus services can be arranged from the airport to the city center on a regular basis as well as they can sometimes be specifically used for passenger transportation on demand.

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2017
Getting to Hurghada International Airport from the City Center

Minibus, bus, car and taxi are among the alternatives you can prefer to reach Hurghada Airport from the city center. The most important criterion for your journey to the airport is where you are. If you are going to the airport directly from the holiday resorts without passing through the city center, taxi and buses are more practical compared to other transportation options.

Car

You can also travel to the airport from the city center by renting a car. You can rent a car from the car rental companies such as Hertz, Budget and Europecar and you can deliver the car you have rented at the offices of these companies at the airport.

Taxi

Taxi is another option you can prefer for transportation to the airport. Taxi options a little expensive, yet it is comfortable and convenient. You may need to negotiate with taxi drivers before taking a taxi, which you can easily prefer to reach the airport from the coastal areas.

Bus and Minibus

Public transportation is another option you can prefer to reach the airport from the city center. You need to go to the bus stops to take the advantage of bus, while you can easily get on a minibus in the city center or from anywhere on airport route. In addition, you can also go to the airport by the private bus services departing from the hotel where you stay or from the coastal holiday resorts. The buses from the city center to the airport also depart once they reach full capacity, yet there is no such requirement for minibuses.

Airport Information

Hurghada Airport, Egypt's second largest airport, consists of two passenger terminals. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 passenger transportation areas host the world's busiest passenger traffic. The airport, which covers an area of approximately 92.000 meters, has 70 check-in areas and 20 aircraft take-off areas.

The airport, which transports millions of visitor to Hurghada every month, offers a unique atmosphere with shopping stores, restaurants and various souvenir stores for the passengers passing through Hurghada. You can enjoy the delicacies of different cultural cuisines at Hurghada Airport.

You can see the fast-food restaurants like Burger King, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut at the airport, as well as you can also see the restaurants serving local food such as pilaff, chickpea meal, pasta, kebabs and döner kebab. Gad Restaurant and Bulls Restaurant are the most popular restaurants for local cuisine.

At Hurghada Airport, you can buy the products of various brands at affordable prices by taking the advantage of duty-free shopping. Chanel, Christian Dior, Guerlain, Givenchy, Gucci Guilty and Lancome are among the various brands and stores you can see at the airport. In addition, the airport also has a playground for children, stores selling books and newspapers and various British style cafés and bars.

Hurghada Airport also offers VIP lounge service for the passengers. You need to make a reservation in advance to benefit from the passenger lounges which are very stylish and comfortable. The passengers can taste various snacks at VIP lounge while they read international magazines.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2017

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