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How to get from Hurghada Airport to Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is a resort town on the western coast of the Red Sea, about 280 kilometres south of Hurghada Airport. The town has become quite popular thanks to its sandy shores and the stunning marine life that can be found there, including coral reefs, giant turtles, and endangered dugongs.

Although there are ways to get from Hurghada Airport to Marsa Alam using public transportation, it would require you to first travel by bus to Cairo (almost 500km north of Hurghada), and the whole journey would take about 17-18 hours out of your vacation! Therefore, the main options for this journey are by car, or by taxi or private transfer, which takes a little over 3 hours.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €55 190min 24/7

How to get from Hurghada Airport to Marsa Alam by taxi

Taking a taxi or private transfer from Hurghada Airport is by far the fastest, easiest and most comfortable way to get to your destination. The journey takes about 3 hours and 10 minutes and a rough estimate of the cost is €45-55 (EGP 900-1,100). To secure a guaranteed flat fee for your airport transfer from Hurghada to Marsa Alam, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

Taxi fare from Hurghada Airport to Marsa Alam

When using local taxi drivers for the journey from Hurghada Airport to Marsa Alam, there is no set rate. The cost can vary based on the time of day, passenger number, vehicle size, and excess luggage, as well as the reliability of the taximeter.
A rough estimate for a taxi from Hurghada Airport to Marsa Alam is €45-55 (EGP 900-1,100). If you do opt for a local driver, we recommend you negotiate and agree upon a set price before setting off. Should you prefer to secure a guaranteed flat fee, you can always book a private transfer in advance.

Cost

€45-55 (EGP 900-1,100)

Trip Duration

3 Hours 10 Min.

*Prices vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxi services are available 24/7 at Hurghada Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Just as you exit the Hurghada Airport terminals, you will see plenty of taxis, both from official and unofficial services. Make sure you choose a legitimate cab from the official taxi rank.

Convenience

A car or taxi is really the only way to reach Marsa Alam from Hurghada Airport. Choosing to take a taxi or booking a transfer in advance will guarantee that your journey to Marsa Alam is easy, fast, and comfortable.

Editor’s Note

Egypt is a country that still relies heavily on cash, so it's wise to carry cash (including small bills) for your driver's payment.

Useful Tips

Tipping your driver isn't required in Egypt, but you can always give a small tip or round up if you were especially happy with your service.
To avoid being overcharged, do some research beforehand so that you can negotiate a set price before setting off.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance between Hurghada Airport and Marsa Alam?

The distance between Hurghada Airport and Marsa Alam is about 280 kilometres, depending on the exact location you are going to. By a taxi or private transfer, the journey should take about 3 hours and 10 minutes, depending on traffic and roadworks.

How can I get from Hurghada airport to Marsa Alam?

Taking a taxi or airport transfer from Hurghada to Marsa Alam is the fastest and easiest option available. Although you can also go by bus, that would be a 17-hour journey, whereas, by taxi or private transfer, you can be in Marsa Alam in a little over 3 hours.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Hurghada airport to Marsa Alam?

The journey from Hurghada Airport to Marsa Alam by taxi can cost about €45-55 (EGP 900-1,100). It’s difficult to provide a more accurate cost as taxis are poorly regulated in Egypt, and the metres can be unreliable. To secure a flat fee for your airport transfer, you can book in advance with Welcome.

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