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Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

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Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

HI all,

I have been to Egypt many times, but always only on the seaside, for snorcheling and sunbathing. Finally, I decided that I mus see a bit of the country, and planned a "road-trip" :-)

However, I still have a few blanks, that I need to fill.

1. Go-bus from Hurghada to Luxor.

Some say, they take tourists. Some say they don't. Better to buy the tickets in advance? Online, or on the station few days before?

If they don't take us, how much approx. is it to pay for a taxi from HRG to Luxor?

2. Train from Luxor to Aswan.

We would like to depart in the afternoon or the evening. However, on the national egyptian rail website, I only found early morning connections (6:40 am being the latest). Is there any train or bus, leaving after 2pm?

Thank you for your advice! HIghly appreciated.

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1. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

Unless something has changed recently, GoBus happily takes tourists and expats as passengers. You can take a train from Luxor to Aswan. For more money, you can also take a cruise ship or a taxi/hire car. The advantage of the taxi/hire car is the flexibility to stop and visit at some of the ancient sites along the way.

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2. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

I have used the GoBus myself. It's easy enough. You can buy tickets online or do as I did and buy them if you are in Hurghada. Not sure if I personally would leave it until the actual day just incase it's a full bus. They definitely take tourists and the 2 journeys I have done took 5 hours. Cost at the time was 50le one way though someone mentioned on here it has gone up slightly.

Taxi fares I was being quoted were upwards of 600le one way.

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3. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

Thanks :) I will definitely purchase the tickets online then :)

I saw that the morning bus goes for 65 EGP, which is still a bargain for a 4-5hours trip. Thank you for the info :)

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4. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

Its a great way of getting there cheap.

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5. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

I have just arrived in Luxor by car from Hurghada.

Mrs eLaReF had read a review from BoringFS and decided to give them a try.

Fare for the two of us was $35.

Yes, we will book them for the return trip.

I'll start a new thread, as always, for our adventures, but thought I'd quickly reply here

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6. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

Good price. With whom?

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7. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

Great price. My friend uses an online company and he paid £12 one way last year.

I should of got the company details off him!

Edited: 4:48 pm, March 21, 2017
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8. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

Frida-travels

This is the link to the review I wrote for Oceanus Travels in Luxor that ElaReF refers to. I see that another review has been added since.

Do not be put off by the fact that there are only two reviews so far. Ahmed Ballal is well known by visitors to Luxor for his travel services, having worked for many years with Jolleys and Petra travel in the past.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Rev…

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9. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

I have added a review too - we have used them for transfers in 2015 and 2016, and will use again.

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10. Re: Transport Hurghada-Luxor and Luxor-Aswan

Thanks for the link Boring, that price sounds good.

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