Egypt: Sharm el Sheikh


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Sharm el Sheikh       Rest of Egypt

Visas can be obtained on arrival at the airport. Simply pay US$15, ~GBP11 or equivalent in Egyptian pounds and they will give you 2 adhesive stamps to put in your passport. Then proceed to passport control.
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Sharm El Sheikh Intl (SSH):
Located at Ras Nasrani/Ras Nasrany, 10 km/6 Miles NE of Na'ama Bay, 18 km/11 Miles NE of Sharm el Sheikh centre & 12 km/8 Miles SSW of Nabq.
Airport Overview:
At present, just one terminal called Terminal 2. The arrivals building is unusual in that on exiting customs, you end up on the street, with no facilities for bus, taxi nor car rental immediately obvious. This is clearly not an airport with the independant traveller in mind: most passengers are met by reps and herded to the appropriate bus. A new terminal is under construction and should be open later in 2006.

By Taxi:
General: Taxis are not right outside the terminal. If you start to walk across the car park outside arrivals, you will be approached by taxi drivers, who will offer to take you to your hotel for an outrageously inflated price. Much argument and walking away will be required to obtain a realistic price. Due to the current rates of exchange, taxi drivers are not keen to be paid in Egyptian pounds, but prefer US Dollars, Euros or British Pounds.
Approximate costs: To the nearby hotels, eg Conrad Hotel or Baron Resort EŁ35-40/5 mins. Always agree a price before setting off!! Blue and White taxis are the only ones that are allowed to go into the town centre of Naama Bay. Official rates to Naama bay are EGP 20-35, and to downtown Sharm-el-Sheikh EGP 40, but do not expect to pay these prices.
Airport Transfers Egypt: A 24 hour, British run, airport transfer/taxi service specialising in Egypt Airport Transfers, providing a safe reliable private airport transfer service to and from all major Egyptian Airports. They have a range of vehicle size to choose from to suit your specific needs: Saloons, Executive Cars & 14/17 Seater Mini Buses. Contact: Tel (UK) +44 (0)113 3720290.
Weblinks: Click here to book ----->

By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: A minibus is reoported to run from the airport to downtown Sharm for EGP 2, but I could find no trace of it.
By Shuttle Van: runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations. Click here to make a reservation. Operates a service at this airport. Many hotels offer complimentary transfers, including the Conrad Hotel, Renaissance Golden View Beach Resort and many others.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: A representative from eSixT car rentals has a mobile booth in the arrivals hall, offering car rental and drivers also.
Off-Airport Rental Car Providers: Other car rental companies operate from nearby hotels and include AVIS 069 3602 400, Bita 3600 826, Budget 3601 610, CRC 3601 297, HERTZ 3662 299 & others.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Notes: Duty free shop available in arrivals. No hotel booking desk or similar seems to be available. You are recommended to find accommodation before arriving at this airport. 2 ATMs/Cash Machines are in the International arrivals hall. Departing passengers may use it after consultation with security.
Airport Tel No:
069 3601 140 or 3600 302.
Updated Nov10 ADV. Last Visit Jan06. [back].[top]

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