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Hurghada to luxor

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Next year instead of travelling down to Heathrow to get to luxor we are thinking of manchester to hurghada then taxi or transfer to luxor. Has anyone travelled this route and could give me an idea on time it takes or any possible complications please


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Re: Hurghada to luxor

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The main problem is you need to spend a night in Hurghada as the Safaga security checkpoint doesn't open for tourists until 6am .

And as UK flights tend to arrive late afternoon, you're too late to catch it before it closes at 6pm on the day you arrive.

There is a bus service, as well as taxis, when you are able to travel.

A car takes about 3.5 hrs Hurghada-Luxor.....the bus a bit longer.

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I flew into Hurghada (from Turkey) in January 2016, arriving at 3:00am. I arranged a transfer to Luxor through Petra Travel, now Oceanus; because the checkpoint didn't open until 6:00am, the driver, whom I have used many times before, parked in a quiet place and I had a kip until 5:30, then tea and a comfort break at his mates little cafe before driving through. We stopped for another comfort break half way, and I was walking through the doors of the Nile Palace at 10:45am. As far as I remember it was 500Egyptian.

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According to the website the flight arrives in hurghada at 3.30pm surely that would allow us time before the checkpoint closes?
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Yildez has beaten me to it. I can recommend Oceanus for organising transfers too. I've not done the Hurghada - Luxor route but they were excellent for my Cairo- Alex route. If more than one person travelling it also becomes more cost effective too.

Of course, there is also the bus (assuming Go bus is still legally operating following the recent new reports of it having its licence withdrawn) which will provide a cheaper option.
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denisegr wrote:According to the website the flight arrives in hurghada at 3.30pm surely that would allow us time before the checkpoint closes?
If no delays, you might be OK.

It usually takes at least 1 hour 'til you emerge from the terminal, and then it's about 45 mins to the Safaga crossing.

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So would we be better travelling on the sunday and staying overnight are there hotels nearby ?
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denisegr wrote:So would we be better travelling on the sunday and staying overnight are there hotels nearby ?
Dozens within a few Km.

Sol y Mar Ivory Suites is about 1km from airport. A room for 2 with breakfast is around 400-500LE.

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Thanks very much I think that is going to be a good option
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Another vote for Oceanus here - we used them for the Hurghada to Luxor run a few months back. It was just over four hours including a halfway stop-off. 500LE but I wouldn't be surprised if that's gone up a bit by now.

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We will probably sort out the hotel and travel to luxor with our travel company but thanks for the info
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Just got back from Hurghada, Go Bus leaves at 3.30pm or 8am, 90le, took me 6 and half hours from Go Bus Hurghada to luxor and home (west bank). Travelled with Oceanus too and they are very good.

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