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Planning to cross the border from Elat to Cairo, Egypt? is...

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Planning to cross the border from Elat to Cairo, Egypt? is...

Hi, we are from Los Angeles planning to take our first trip to Israel. We plan to fly into Tel Aviv and stay in Jerusalem & Elat for a couple days and do all the neighboring tours (maybe Cairo first and then drive across into Israel) An Israeli friend suggested that we can rent a car (just a few hours away on a straight road) or take the bus across the border into Cairo, Egypt, it being just a few hours away. We'd love to experience both. Does anybody have any advice for us about how safe or smart that would be? How long is it to actually cross. And would you recommend renting a car or taking the bus?

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1. Re: Planning to cross the border from Elat to Cairo, Egypt? is...

Trafik is hell in Cairo - take the bus from Taba - cross the boarder by foot (remember to get a visa from the Egyptian Consulate in Eilat) and take the bus from the bus station 500m away from the boarder.