How To Go To Sharm El Sheikh
Getting To Sharm El Sheikh
There are plenty of ways to get to Sharm El Sheikh and you may choose the best way that suits your schedule and budget.
1) By Air
Getting to Sharm from Europe
Firstly – it’s important that you consider the FCO’s travel advice before you decide to travel to Sharm. Remember that the advisory is for the flights in and out of the airport only, and not the resort itself
For the indirect routes, a multitude of options is available, although some are more straightforward than others.
The easiest and best option remains the single airline, direct transfer routes using Egyptair (via Cairo) or Turkish Airways and Pegasus (via Istanbul) to reach Sharm. You and your bags are checked in and transported all the way to Sharm, so the journey is as straightforward as possible. Both offer excellent prices if booked in advance.
Egypt air from London Heathrow via Cairo www.egyptair.com
Pegasus from Stansted via Istanbul. www.flypgs.com
Turkish Airways from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester via Istanbul. www.turkishairlines.com
The second option is to fly via any of the cities that have direct flights to Sharm, although this will involve using separate airlines to get there. Flights to many European destinations can be found quite inexpensively, and from there, direct flights to Sharm are available. Travel planning sites such as Skyscanner or Kiwi can be very useful to find the very cheapest routes.
The final option is to fly via Hurghada, but there are only two flights available each week on Sunday and Tuesday, so it’s okay if you’re on tour and wish to visit both resorts, but not great if you’re on a shorter schedule.
Direct Flights to Sharm
The following is a (possibly complete) list of the cities from which you can fly directly to Sharm in 2018. Note that some flights operate on seasonal timetables.
From Yerevan with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Vienna with FTI Tour operator. www.fti.de
From Vienna with ETI Tour operator. www.eti.at
From Vienna with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Bruge, Brussels, Charleroi, and Ostend with TUI Fly. www.tuifly.be
From Prague with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Billund and Copenhagen with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Alexandria, Cairo and Hurghada with Egyptair. www.egyptair.com
From Cairo with Nile Air. www.nileair.com
Choose from a plenty of destinations within the UK at TUI https://www.tui.co.uk/flight/
From Berlin, Breman, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, and Nürnberg with Germania. www.flygermania.com
From Dresden, Nürnberg, Munich, and Dusseldorf with ETI Tour operator. www.eti.de
From Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich, Nürnberg and Stuttgart with FTI Tour operator. www.fti.de
From Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Leipzig, Munich and Nürnberg, and Stuttgart with TUI Fly. en.tuifly.com
From Dusseldorf and Munich with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Hamburg, Hannover, and Munich with Small Planet Airlines. www.smallplanet.aero
From Tbilisi with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Baghdad with Iraq Airways. iaw.gov.iq
From Bologna, Milan, and Verona with Neos. www.neosair.it
From Bergamo, Milan, Rome, and Verona with Air Italy. www.airitaly.com
From Bari, Milan, Naples, Rome with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Amman with Royal Jordanian. rj.com/en
From Amman with Jordan Aviation. www.jordanaviation.jo
From Kuwait City with Kuwait Airways. www.kuwaitairways.com
From Kuwait City with Egyptair. www.egyptair.com
From Kuwait City with Jazeera Airways. jazeeraairways.com
From Beirut with Hahn Air. www.hahnair.com
From Vilnius with Small Planet Airlines. www.smallplanet.aero
From Amsterdam with FTI Tour operator. Packages available. www.fti.de
From Oslo with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Katowice and Warsaw with Air Cairo. www.flyaircairo.com
From Jeddah and Riyadh with Saudia. www.saudiairlines.com
From Jeddah with Flynas. www.flynas.com
From Istanbul IST with Turkish Airlines. www.turkishairlines.com
From Istanbul SAW with Pegasus Airways. www.flypgs.com
From Basel and Zurich with FTI Tour operator. www.fti.de
From Zurich with Germania. www.flygermania.com
A wide range of tour operators from many locations.
2) By Road
Finally, for the seasoned traveller, there are several transportation companies that operate a public bus service from Cairo to Sharm. Prices vary a little from a company to another but the price range is $10 ~ $20 depends on bus type.
I can comfortably recommend Blue Bus as it the newest company and has a good reputation in terms of safety and maintenance
The bus service is regular – comfortable, air-conditioned, and with a toilet. You can book online here
3) By Boat
You can go by fast boat from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh. It takes about 1h30 min and cost around 90 US$ for one way. The company is called International Fast Ferries.