Getting Around Akhmim
Getting There And Away
Train and private taxi remain the easiest way of moving around Akhmim.
AIR Since 2010, Sohag has also had an inter- national airport, with direct flights to Cairo and Kuwait.
Microbus services are an option to the north and to Qena (E£13), but the station (ask for ‘Moghaf Qena’) is out of the centre and hard to find. You will need to change in Qena to get to Luxor. There are also microbuses from here to Al-Balyana (E£3).
There is frequent train service north and south along the Cairo–Luxor main line, with a dozen daily trains to Asyut (E£65/80, one to two hours) and Luxor (E£100/130, three to four hours). The service to Al-Balyana (3rd-class only, E£35, one to two hours) is very slow.