What is the cheapest way to go from Cairo to Jerusalem?
The cheapest way probably is by bus, but since you have to skirt around the tip of South Sinai, as the road in the middle is still off-limits to foreigners, it is a very long journey. If you don't want to visit other places between Cairo and Jerusalem, flying is a good option.
Otherwise from Sharm el Sheikh you can use public buses, no need to take a taxi. The bus from Sharm goes via Dahab and Nuweiba to Taba, and here is a relevant thread with information about the trip and border crossing (see post #9):
You probably find other relevant threads on the South Sinai, Taba, Dahab forums if you search for it.
There is also an alternative bus route. You can take the daily East Delta bus from Cairo to St Catherine (60 LE, 7 hrs, departs in the morning) and visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site in a very laid back little town in a stunning setting. From St Catherine there is the Bedouin Bus (50 LE) that runs four times a week to the coast (twice Dahab and twice Nuweiba), otherwise there are only taxis, which cost about 250 LE to Dahab or Nuweiba. This route would take a bit more time, but possibly would cost less than flying - I'm not sure. But more interesting anyhow.Edited: 2:43 am, June 01, 2013
I'm sorry SusieHiew h, I didn't realise it was an old thread and replied for the original question, Unfortunately I don't know the cost from Cairo to Jerusalem by flight, hope someone can help.
I was recently in Cairo and took an East Delta bus to Dahab, departing at around 23:45 from Cairo,
and arriving in Dahab at around 9:30. From Dahab to Taba I took a taxi to Taba, (about 2 hours driving), as I had no patience to wait all day for the bus to Taba.
Note: The Taba area itself is safe.
Years ago I went Eilat/Taba to Cairo on the direct route, and it was a breeze!