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How to get from Hurghada Airport to El Gouna

El Gouna is a self-contained tourist city built around beautiful lagoons on the Red Sea Riviera and known for its luxurious resorts and spas. Located in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt, El Gouna is just over 40 kilometres north of Hurghada Airport.

There are only two transport options available for getting to El Gouna from Hurghada Airport (HRG), either by car or by taxi or private transfer and the journey takes about 40 minutes.

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How to get from Hurghada Airport to El Gouna by taxi

Taking a Hurghada Airport taxi or private transfer is the easiest and most comfortable way to get from Hurghada Airport to El Gouna. The journey takes about 40 minutes in normal traffic and the cost is roughly €20-25 (EGP 400-500). By booking a private transfer in advance, you can secure a guaranteed flat fee for the transfer.

Taxi fare from Hurghada Airport to El Gouna

Unfortunately, there isn’t a set rate for the journey to El Gouna from Hurghada Airport when using local taxi drivers. The cost of the ride can depend on various factors such as the time of day, vehicle size, the number of passengers, excess luggage, and the reliability of the taxi meter.
On average, the cost of a taxi from Hurghada Airport to El Gouna is roughly €20-25 (EGP 400-500). It is recommended that you try to agree upon a set price before you start your journey. You can get a guaranteed flat fee by booking a private transfer in advance.


€20-25 (EGP 400-500)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Prices vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis services are available 24/7 at Hurghada airport

Where do I get the taxi from?

You can find many official and unofficial taxi services from just outside the Hurghada Airport terminals.


A car or taxi is the only way to reach El Gouna from Hurghada Airport. Taking a taxi or booking a transfer in advance is easier, faster, and more convenient than renting a car and trying to navigate the roads in a foreign country and language.

Editor’s Note

Egypt is still predominantly a cash-based country, so make sure you have cash on you (including small bills) to pay your driver.

Useful Tips

Though tipping your taxi driver isn't required in Egypt, it is customary to give a small tip or round up if you received excellent service.
As there are no set prices for trips, make sure you agree on one before setting off.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Hurghada. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Hurghada airport to El Gouna?

The only way to get from Hurghada Airport to El Gouna is by road. This means you can rent a car, take a taxi, or pre-book a transfer. The same applies on your way back, from El Gouna to Hurghada Airport.

How much is a taxi to El Gouna from Hurghada airport?

The taxi ride to El Gouna from Hurghada Airport is about 40 minutes long. The cost can vary according to traffic and the time of day you are travelling, but it also depends on how reliable the taxi meter is. On average, it can be €20-25 (EGP 400-500).
To avoid unnecessary stress, book in advance for a fixed-rate and pre-paid transfer with Welcome.

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