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About Luxor

Luxor is a historical city in South Egypt that was once home to one of Egypt's most powerful kingdoms. As a result, the modern city today is home to many historical and touristic attractions.
As a settled area for thousands of years, it was destroyed by the Mesopotamians in 665 BC and laid in ruins until the Arabs rebuilt the city in 639 AD. Of course, before this date it was home to many successive ancient dynasties. Also close to the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, on whose ruins Luxor was built, the city is home to one of the world's largest open-air museums. That's why Luxor is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
Luxor's Karnak Temple is located 2.5 km north of the village of el-Karnak, one of the region's most attractive areas. This temple is one of the most visited temples in Egypt, and has traces of many pharaohs. The Valley of the Kings which is home to the pyramids of Luxor is another place worth visiting. There are 64 tombs in the valley.
El Uks Museum, the Mummification Museum, the Ramesseum and Malbat Coast are just some of the tourist hotspots in Luxor, which is especially meant as an unique travel experience for tourists who are interested in ancient Egyptian culture. Luxor air transportation is provided by Luxor International Airport, which is located 10 minutes from the city center.

Transportation to Luxor City Center from Airport

For travelling to the city center from Luxor International Airport, taxi is among the commonly used transportation options. If you make a reservation in advance for a private airport transfer vehicle, you can also comfortably travel to the center from Luxor International Airport. Car rental options in the region are extremely limited. However, if you need a rental car to travel to Luxor and its nearby places, you can try to rent a car in advance by doing the necessary search in advance. The vehicles providing transportation to the center from Luxor International Airport generally accept payment in Egyptian Pound. However, you can also pay for taxis and other vehicles by using foreign currencies such as US Dollar if you do not have Egyptian Pound with you when you come to the city. Keep in mind that this is also a slightly more expensive method.


At Luxor International Airport, taxis offer service both in the daytime and nighttime. There is generally no taximeter in the taxis. For this reason, the fares of Luxor International Airport taxis can be very different. You need to talk to the driver before getting on the taxi and bargain on the fare if it is too much. It generally costs 50 Egyptian Pound to reach the center from Luxor International Airport. This amount can vary depending on the landing hour of your flight and your destination. If you will travel to West Bank from the airport, this amount can increase to 100 Egyptian Pound. Taxis and private shuttles are very convenient for passengers with heavy luggage.

Private Shuttle

Private shuttles are ideal for those who don’t want to lose time with finding a taxi at Luxor International Airport. When you get on a private shuttle at Luxor International Airport, you can comfortably and quickly travel to the center. Private shuttles are among the safe vehicles for the transfer between the airport and city center. If you are travelling as a crowded group, you can demand a larger vehicle and have a more affordable transportation to the center compared to taxis.

Car Rental

There are very limited options in terms of renting a car at Luxor International Airport. If you make a reservation in advance by contacting a local car rental company, they can arrange a car for you. You can receive the car after you have landed at the airport and take the road to the center. If you are considering renting a car in the region, remember to get information about the price tariff by specifying your receiving and delivering dates of the car and compare the cost with other transportation options.

Last Updated: 05 Nov 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

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To which airport are the flights to Luxor arranged?

Luxor flights are organized to Luxor International Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights to Luxor from which cities?

Jazeera Airways organizes direct flights to Luxor from Kuwait. Air Cairo organizes direct flights to Luxor from Rome.

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