How To Go To Akhamim
Getting To Akhmim
Well, Train and private taxi remain the easiest way of moving around.
Since 2010, Sohag has also had an international airport, with direct flights to Cairo and from Sohag you can take a taxi to Akhmim.
Microbus services are an option to the north and to Qena, but the station (ask for ‘Moghaf Qena’) is out of the center and hard to find. You will need to change in Qena to get to Luxor.
There are also microbuses from here to Al-Balyana.
There is frequent train service north and south along the Cairo–Luxor main line, with a dozen daily trains to Asyut (one to two hours) and Luxor (three to four hours).
The service to Al-Balyana (3rd-class only, one to two hours) is very slow.