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Getting from Sharm El Sheikh Airport to Dahab

Dahab is a coastal town on the Red Sea coast. It lies 85 km northeast of Sharm El Sheikh. Gifted with stunning coral reefs and rich sea life, Dahab is one of Sinai’s premium destinations for scuba diving and other water activities. Although it receives its fair share of tourists all year round, it’s nothing like the touristy hustle and bustle of Sharm El Sheikh. It has a more laid-back atmosphere and a sense of local genuineness.

For your transfer from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab, there are two available options; taxi and bus. An airport taxi is the most convenient option, as you will board your vehicle right outside the arrivals hall and get to your destination quickly and in comfort. The ride takes an hour, more or less, and it will cost you €42 (EGP 823) during the day and €52 (EGP 1,018) at night. On the other hand, the bus is a much more affordable option at €4 (EGP 65) for a one-way trip. However, the bus station is in the city centre, so you will have an extra leg to travel. The journey takes an hour and a half, excluding wait times.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €42 60min 24/7
Bus €8 90min 06:30–23:00

How to get from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab by taxi

Taking a taxi or private transfer from Sharm El Sheikh airport is the fastest and easiest way to reach Dahab. Taxis are readily available 24/7 and taxi ranks are located just off the exit of the terminals. Plus, there are different car types and sizes to accommodate larger groups. You will arrive in Dahab in an hour and it will cost you around €42 (EGP 823).

Taxi fare from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab

There are no official set prices for the journey from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab. Local drivers use taximeters to charge, and the fare also depends on the time of the day, the size of the vehicle, the traffic conditions etc.

On average, the transfer cost from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab is €42 (EGP 823). However, since this is a journey of a fixed distance, agreeing upon a set price before leaving is no peculiarity for Sharm drivers, so you can try it. Of course, you can always choose to get a competitive flat rate by booking your private transfer in advance.

Taxi prices
Day time
Night time

€42 (EGP 823)

Trip Duration

60 minutes

*Unless booked in advanced, prices may vary.

Value for money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Sharm El Sheikh airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Right outside the airport terminals, you will find a plethora of official (blue and white) and unofficial (tourist) taxis.


A taxi or a private transfer is the most convenient and comfortable way to get from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab. You will not have to wait for public transportation in the heat, and the vehicle will take you right to your hotel’s entrance.

Editor’s Note

Egypt is a country where most transactions are still made in cash. Be prepared and have cash on you to pay for your ride.

Useful Tips

Larger parties of friends or families can be accommodated by bigger vehicles.
The journey from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh requires the same amount of time and money.

How to get from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab by bus

The bus line from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab is operated by a company called East Delta. The bus is a good budget option, as the ticket costs €4 (EGP 65). However, it is not the most convenient one, and the transfer time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How much is the bus from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dabah?

A one-way ticket to Dahab costs €4 (EGP 65). You can book your ticket directly at the bus terminal about an hour before departure or online (using the TAZCARA app) in advance if you want to secure a seat in an airconditioned vehicle.


€4 (EGP 65)

Trip Duration

90 minutes

Depending on the itinerary, waiting can take from one to four hours.

Value for money

The East Delta buses run from 06:30 to 23:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

There isn’t a direct bus connection from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab. To take the bus, you must head to the East Delta Bus station, located in the city centre.


Taking the bus is a very affordable option if you’re travelling on a tight budget. Nevertheless, in terms of convenience, it’s far from ideal. Buses for Dahab leave from the East Delta depot, which is situated in the city centre. So, you have an extra leg of commuting to take care of before boarding one.

Editor’s Note

One more popular Egyptian transportation company, called Go Bus, covers the Sharm El Sheikh-Dahab commute. However, their itineraries are scarce (only 2 per day), and bus tickets are way more expensive compared to East Delta.

Useful Tips

Buses depart daily at 06:30, 07:30, 09:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 21:00, 23:00.
Not all buses have A/C. If you want to secure a seat in an air-conditioned vehicle, make sure you book at least a day in advance via the TAZCARA app.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

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 Sharm el sheikh. 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

What’s the cost of a taxi from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab?

There is no set rate for your Sharm El Sheikh airport taxi, as the final cost depends on the taximeter. However, on average, the journey from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab will cost you around €42 (EGP 823). To guarantee a competitive fixed fare you may wish to consider pre-booking your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How long is the transfer from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab?

The exact time depends on the traffic conditions, but the taxi transfer from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab does not take more than an hour in most cases.

How can I get from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab?

To get from Sharm El Sheikh airport to Dahab, there are two available options; buses and taxis. Taxis leave directly from the airport, while buses depart from the depot in the city centre. So, if you’re planning on taking the bus, make sure you include in your schedule the time needed to get from the airport to the city centre.

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