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How to get from Hurghada Airport to the City Centre

Originally a quiet fishing village, Hurghada has evolved to become one of the top luxury resort towns on the Red Sea Riviera. Besides its many restaurants, hotels, and luxury resorts, Hurghada offers visitors an array of experiences to enjoy. From water sports and snorkelling among the vibrant marine life to exploring the exotic old part of town and its colourful bazaars, Hurghada does not disappoint!

For the transfer from Hurghada Airport to your hotel in the centre, you can either take a taxi or private transfer, or you can use one of the minibus shuttles. The quickest and cheapest option for transfers from Hurghada Airport to hotels in the city is a 20-minute drive by taxi or private transfer, costing roughly €10-13 (EGP 200-300). Though there is no public transportation from Hurghada Airport to Hurghada, there are minibus shuttle services available that run quite regularly. However, these are operated by private carriers, meaning you will have to ask the information desk in Terminal 1 for details regarding pricing and schedules, or check with your booked hotel if it’s a service they provide.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €13 20min 24/7

How to get from Hurghada Airport to the city centre by taxi

Taking a taxi or private Hurghada airport transfer to your hotel is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to get to the centre. Apart from being available 24/7, choosing a taxi or private car also means that there are different types and sizes of vehicles available that can also accommodate the needs of a larger group.

Taxi fare from Hurghada airport to city centre

As local taxis in Egypt are poorly regulated, there is no set price for a transfer from the airport to Hurghada. The cost can depend on a number of factors such as the time of day and duration of the ride, but also on the reliability of the metre. On average, the transfer from Hurghada Airport to Hurghada costs €10-13 (EGP 200-300) for a 20-minute trip. To get a guaranteed flat fee for the journey, you can book your Welcome Pickups transfer in advance.

Cost

€10-13 (EGP 200-300)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Hurghada Airport

Where do I get the taxi from?

Taxis are available on a 24-hour basis at the Hurghada Airport. You can easily find the taxi ranks just outside the airport terminals.

Convenience

Taking a taxi or private transfer is the easiest and most comfortable way to get from Hurghada Airport to the city centre. You can avoid hanging around in the heat waiting for the next packed minibus and instead get dropped off right outside your hotel in the city centre of Hurghada.

Editor’s Note

For the most part, Egypt is still a cash-based country, so we recommend you have some on you (including small bills) in order to pay your driver.

Useful Tips

You are not required to tip taxi drivers in Egypt but it is customary to round up when you receive great service.
Due to the lack of set fares, make sure you agree on a specific cost for your trip before you set off.
Taxis that seat more passengers than usual are more expensive but can often be better value for money for a bigger group.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance between Hurghada airport and Hurghada city centre?

Hurghada airport is located just 13.1 kilometres south of the city of Hurghada and takes approximately 20 minutes to get to by taxi or private car in normal traffic conditions.

What’s the best way to get from Hurghada airport to the hotel area?

The best way to get from Hurghada airport to your hotel in the city centre is to take a local taxi or private car. It is the fastest, easiest, and most comfortable way to reach your destination. As there is no set rate for local taxis, secure a flat fee by booking an airport transfer in advance.

How much is a taxi from Hurghada airport to Hurghada?

There is no set-rate fee for the airport to Hurghada taxi fare. On average, the ride from Hurghada airport to the city centre costs €10-13 (EGP 200-300) and takes about 20 minutes. The precise cost can depend on the time of day and duration of the ride, as well as the reliability of the taxi metre. To get a guaranteed flat fee for your journey, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

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