The bus station is along the main road, Sharia Bur Said, south of the town center. Buses run from about 6 am to 6 pm to Cairo, Minya, and Al-Fayoum. There is also a daily bus to Zafarana (E£35, three to four hours). The bus will stop at the turn-off to the Monastery of St Anthony, about 130km east of Beni Suef. From there it is a further 12km to the monastery.
There are frequent train connections north to Cairo and Giza (both E£19.36/31.20
2nd/1st class, 90 minutes to two hours), and south to Minya (E£19.36/31.20, one hour 25 minutes).