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Travel Guide to Marsa Matruh

Reaching Marsa Matruh, a coastal city on Egypt’s Mediterranean shore, is possible through various modes of transportation. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you plan your journey:

  1. By Air
    • Egypt Air: Offers twice-weekly flights between Cairo and Marsa Matruh from June to September. Flights depart from Cairo at 3.15 pm and return at 5 pm.
    • Ticket Price: Approximately E£1700 one way.
    • Airport Transport: EgyptAir mini-buses are available for transportation to and from the airport.
  2. By Bus
    • Bus Station Location: The bus station is 2 km south of the town on the main coastal highway.
    • Taxi Fare to Town Center: Around E£35.
    • Microbus Service: Available around Sharia Madrassa al-Sanaweya, costing about 250 piastres.
    • West & Mid Delta Bus Co: Hourly services to Alexandria and daily services to Cairo, Sallum, and Siwa with varying prices and frequencies.
    • Super Jet: Operates a daily service to Alexandria and Cairo from June to September.
  3. By Microbus
    • Location: The microbus lot is next to the bus station.
    • Destinations and Fares: Services to Siwa, El Alamein, Alexandria, Cairo, and Sallum with fares ranging from E£13 to E£140.
  4. By Train
    • Sleeper Trains: Available from 15 June to 15 September, running three times a week between Cairo and Marsa Matruh. Reservations can be made in Cairo or directly on the train.
    • Express Trains: Air-conditioned 1st-/2nd-class express trains operate daily from June to September.
    • Ordinary Trains: 2nd-/3rd-class trains run year-round between Marsa Matruh and Alexandria but are less recommended.

In summary, Marsa Matruh is accessible via air, bus, microbus, and train, each offering different levels of comfort, frequency, and price. Choosing the best mode of transport will depend on your location, budget, and preference for convenience and speed.

Created On March 25, 2020

Updated On January 28, 2024

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