Getting Around


Currency in Aswan


Getting Around Aswan

Getting Around Aswan

Aswan is small enough to navigate primarily on foot, but to access Philae, the High Dam, or the unfinished obelisks, you can take a taxi or a horse-drawn carriage.
One thing to keep in mind is that taxis in Aswan are not metered, so you should agree to a price before the taxi starts moving. 

To get to the river islands or the West Bank, you can take a motorboat or a felucca (an Egyptian traditional sailing boat). Be wary, as savvy operators will often overcharge tourists. Another way to get to the West Bank is by the public ferry, which only costs 5LE.
The temples between Aswan and Luxor are an amazing experience, and the best way to get there is to go on a tour or hire a taxi. You could visit the temples during the day and then go on to Luxor for the night, or vice versa.

If you’re only interested in the local sites, you might enjoy renting a bicycle and cruising around.
There are trains in Aswan, but they are more suited for long trips than day travel. For example, you can take a train to get to the Isis temple, but it’s a bit of a walk from the train station to the Isis temple.
To get to the temple from the town center, just take a kabout (pickup truck) from the taxi station to the boat landing, which will drop you off near the Kiosk of Nectanbo, which is about ½ mile north of the temple, and you can walk the remainder of the way. 


Updated On May 06, 2020