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Re: Flight Prices

Post by Goddess »

Darn right you lot down there have been spoiled.
You should try getting out if Alex on a plane sometime.
The second city of Egypt and one flight going to Europe a few times a week?!


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Re: Flight Prices

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Just so I can compare costs, can anyone tell me roughly how much it would be for a return trip by car to Hurghada?

I have just found flights next February with Thomas Cook for £290 including luggage, so it may be worth considering.

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Re: Flight Prices

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Kaiserbernese wrote:Just so I can compare costs, can anyone tell me roughly how much it would be for a return trip by car to Hurghada?.
From reading what other people have been quoted it seems to be LE600 - LE700 round trip.
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I have had a reasonable quote of 450Le one way, waiting on other friends to find prices. To me this is reasonable then add your tip.
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400le last October one way Luxor to Hurghada.Friend of a friend type arrangement!
Got the Superjet bus back to Luxor.
Driver tried to go some other route(faster road?)but got stopped at checkpoint.They said if he wanted to take me this route he'd have to pay 1200le extra.Something to do with fact that I was tourist and my safety and security could not be guaranteed on this road.He declined..and turned back to take me the "safer"road.
Was first time I'd travelled to Hurghada..so is this making sense to others who've gone there from Luxor?
I gave him 450le for the journey...bought him his dinner too after all the travel...cos he got me safely to my destination.
He deserved a medal for that journey!And I thought it was cheap at the price!Bless him!

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Re: Flight Prices

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Scottishtourist wrote:400le last October one way Luxor to Hurghada.Friend of a friend type arrangement!
Got the Superjet bus back to Luxor.
Driver tried to go some other route(faster road?)but got stopped at checkpoint.They said if he wanted to take me this route he'd have to pay 1200le extra.Something to do with fact that I was tourist and my safety and security could not be guaranteed on this road.He declined..and turned back to take me the "safer"road.
Was first time I'd travelled to Hurghada..so is this making sense to others who've gone there from Luxor?
I gave him 450le for the journey...bought him his dinner too after all the travel...cos he got me safely to my destination.
He deserved a medal for that journey!And I thought it was cheap at the price!Bless him!

That sounds to me as though your friend of a friend did not have the correct papers to take a tourist anywhere. Afterall, paying 1200 LE to get through a check point is not going to make the road or journey any safer!
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Re: Flight Prices

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Can't comment on that Hepzibah.
I went by private car,the driver used to drive the tourist buses to and from Hurghada.
He seemed to have all the papers that were needed for the journey,was just unable to go the "quicker"route he knew about.
Maybe he was just taking a chance...but I'll give him his due..he got me safely to my destination,didn't pay anyone 1200le,and would've been more than happy to accept the agreed price of 400le.
We also got stopped somewhere near Safaga,he showed some kinda paper...but no problems whatsoever!

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Re: Flight Prices

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About LE500 seems a fair price, one way. A bit more if there are several passengers and a lot of luggage so that a larger vehicle is used.

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Re: Flight Prices

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don't forget to add a night in Hurghada on arrival
you will probably land about 4:30 to 5 pm
by the time you clear customs - very very slow!! you will not clear the Safaga checkpoint before 6 so won't make it onto the road so won't be allowed to travel that night

also need to allow for taxi to hotel cost in Hurghada
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Re: Flight Prices

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I think I'll forget that one then. It will work out more expensive I think in both time and money than flying with Egyptair, plus their luggage allowance is better.

Thanks for all the info though!!

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does Hurgharda have the same duty free shop as in luxor?
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I have only ever arrived there and they do have a small duty-free shop you can visit as you leave the airport, but it didn't have my brand of ciggies and the staff were no help at all. I don't know about outbound but I am sure they must have one

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dsaxelby wrote:does Hurgharda have the same duty free shop as in luxor?
Much better :wi

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Re: Flight Prices

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Superjet bus is about 45le each way there are 2 a day from each direction I think at 8am and 8pm. Takes about 4 hrs.

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Re: Flight Prices

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Anyone traveling from Gatwick can get easyJet return tickets through Sept to next June for around 200GBP.

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