In fact, Alexandria's main airport is El Nouzha Airport (IATA: ALY). The airport has a limited selection of domestic flights and fairly extensive services to cities around the Middle East. The only connection to Europe, though, is from Athens. Moreover, the airport lies 8 km to the south-east of the city. A taxi will take you about 20 minutes and costs no more than 30 LE. The city's second airport is Borg el Arab Airport (IATA: HBE). The airport is served by Emirates from Dubai and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul. Furthermore, it located some 45 km to the south-west of the city, which means a one-hour journey by taxi (75 LE or less).
There is only 1 daily bus at 2.30 pm leaving from the city to the Borg el Arab Airport airport. The bus stop is near Raml Station, outside the Cecil Hotel. The ticket is 15 LE per person plus 5 LE per bag. It takes approximately 1 hour. Super-Jet and Western Delta operate direct buses from the airport to the New bus terminal on the outskirts of the city every 30-60 minutes. It is between 4 AM and 7:30 PM.v
From Cairo, frequent trains from Ramses Station are probably the best way to get to Alexandria Egypt. In fact, trains run at least once every hour from 6 AM to 10 PM. Try to choose either an express or the pride of Egyptian Railways, the French-built Turbo, which takes only 2 hours 10 minutes for the journey. 1st/2nd class tickets LE 100/75 one-way. Reservation is obligatory in express trains.
For the return journey, trains depart from Misr Station, a 10-minute stroll south of the Corniche along Nabi Daniel St, as well as the Sidi Gaber Station. There are two daily trains from Marsa Matrouh to Alexandria, providing 2nd and 3rd class only.
Bus companies such as Superjet, East & West Delta and Upper Egypt – only to name a few – usually provide air-conditioned buses, with some refreshments, toilets and an in-ride movie. Buses connecting Alexandria to a number of cities depart from Sidi Gaber. For more details, contact: East delta: +202 – 2814 – 2574 and +202 – 2293-2576 West delta: +202 – 5582-2576 and +202 – 1318-2414 Superjet: +202 – 8181-2579 and +202 – 5032-2572.
In fact, there are two options when traveling from Cairo to Alexandria Egypt by car. Using either route, the journey usually takes around 3 hours, depending on speed and surrounding traffic.
- The Agriculture road has a speed limit of 90 km/hr for private cars and has 4 lanes in each direction. This is the main road, so it can get a little crowded.
- The Desert road has a speed limit of 120 km/hr for private cars and has 4 lanes in each direction. True to the name, this crosses the desert and is less crowded and faster. Moreover, there are cafeterias every few kilometers.