Pathway Overview

How To Go To Bahariya Oasis

Venturing to the Bahariya Oasis, a hidden gem amidst Egypt’s Western Desert, offers a variety of transportation options, each with its unique charm and considerations.

  1. Bus Journey: The most common mode is the public bus service, connecting Cairo to Bahariya. Departing from Turgoman Square in Cairo, this 5-hour journey traverses the fascinating landscape of Egypt, offering a glimpse into its vast deserts and rural life. The fare for foreigners is approximately 150 LE, while locals enjoy a lower fare of 80 LE. While economical, these buses often feature loud televisions, so it might be prudent to seek a seat away from the speakers. Tourists should be aware that at the Bawiti bus station, foreign travelers may draw attention from local authorities who often request passport copies and may monitor their activities in Bahariya.
  2. Microbus Adventure: For a quicker and more intimate travel experience, microbuses are a popular choice. Departing from the El Moneeb station in Cairo, these vehicles offer a journey of about 3.5 to 4 hours, with fares ranging from 1000 to 1500 LE. Savvy travelers can often negotiate lower fares through their hotel contacts. The duration of the trip can depend on the driver’s preferences and route taken.
  3. Private Car: For those seeking comfort and convenience, arranging a private car through a hostel or hotel is a viable option. This service can pick you up directly from Cairo International Airport or any location within Cairo, whisking you away to the oasis with ease.
  4. Organized Tours: Perhaps the most informative and hassle-free way to explore Bahariya is through an organized tour. These tours typically include transportation in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, offering both comfort and the ability to navigate the desert terrain. The added benefit of a knowledgeable Egyptian tour guide provides invaluable insights into the history and secrets of the oasis.

Regardless of your chosen mode of transport, the journey to Bahariya Oasis is an integral part of the adventure, setting the stage for the wonders that await in this enchanting corner of Egypt.

Created On May 4, 2020

Updated On January 26, 2024

Adobe-style buildings surrounded by palm trees in a desert oasis
Amidst the arid landscape, the earthy tones of the adobe architecture blend harmoniously with the greenery of a desert oasis.
A tranquil oasis amidst expansive sand dunes under a clear sky
An island of life in the heart of the desert, the Bahariya Oasis stands as a testament to nature's paradoxical beauty.

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