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How to get from Hurghada to Luxor

Hurghada and Luxor are two neighbouring towns in south-eastern Egypt. Hurghada is a town located on the Red Sea coast, and is about 280 kilometres north-east of Luxor. Unlike Luxor, which is famous for its archaeological sites and ancient history, Hurghada is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and water activities.

Hurghada and Luxor are two Egyptian cities that offer complementary tourist experiences, making them an excellent choice for a combined trip.

Getting from Hurghada to Luxor

If you’re in Hurghada and looking for the most convenient way to get to Luxor, here are our suggestions:

By plane

The quickest way to travel between Hurghada and Luxor is by domestic flight. Hurghada airport offers direct flights to Luxor airport. The flight takes around 1 hour.

By bus

Buses are also a common way to travel between Hurghada and Luxor. Several bus companies run regular services between the two cities, one of them Upper Egypt Bus! A well-known bus company in Egypt. It provides regular services between Hurghada and Luxor. You can find out about timetables and fares at their ticket offices or local agencies.

We recommend that you buy your tickets directly from the company’s ticket offices.

The bus journey generally takes between 4 and 5 hours, depending on traffic conditions.

By car

If you prefer to drive, you can hire a car in Hurghada and drive to Luxor. The road between the two cities is quite good and takes around 4-5 hours, depending on road conditions.

By taxi

You can also take a private taxi from Hurghada to Luxor. This can be a little more expensive than the other options, but it offers more flexibility in terms of stops and journey times.

It is advisable to check timetables and up-to-date fares before you travel, as they can vary depending on the season and local circumstances.


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By combining a visit to Hurghada with a trip to Luxor, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: heavenly beaches and exciting water activities in Hurghada, as well as exploring Egyptian history and culture in Luxor.