To and From the Airport

Alexandria - Nozha (ALY):

Location: 8 km/5 Miles ESE of the City centre.
Airport Overview: A very basic airport terminal with little more than a bank kiosk inside.
By Taxi: Taxis wait in the car park outside the building. To the city centre/Corniche EGP 35+/15-25 mins. 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. Expect much argument to obtain a realistic fare. Always agree a price before setting off!!
By Bus: Various buses are reported by various sources to serve the airport, including bus #303 & #310 from Midan Orabi or Minibuses #703 & #710. However, on my visit in January 2006 I could find no sign of any buses serving the airport.
Notes: No ATM/Cash Machine in the terminal building, but if you exit the building and turn right, there is one in the wall of the next building. This airport is used for domestic flights, but by December 2009 this airport is due to close with all flights transferring to Borg el Arab (below). There are no Visa booths on arrival at this airport, but an immigration officer will provide visas on arrival on request.
Updated Oct10 ADV. Last Visit Jan06


Alexandria - Borg el Arab Intl (HBE):

Location: 60 km/38 Miles SW of Alexandria City center & 25 km/16 Miles SE of Borg el Arab city.
Airport Overview: A very basic terminal with almost no facilities, however visas are available on arrival.
By Taxi: To Alexandria EGP 80-100/40-45 mins. Expect much argument to obtain a realistic fare. Always agree a price before setting off!! 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.
By Limo: 3M Car Rental & Limousine Tel 573 2944 or mobile 012 325 0528.
By Bus: It is claimed that bus #555 runs from El Raml Bus station, right outside the Sofitel Cecil hotel in the city centre. Despite there being a notice there suggesting that the buses leave daily at 1230 & 2200, I could find no trace of any such bus at the appointed times. The travel agency across the road is very helpful. Good luck! Staff at the airpot say it does run. Cost is claimed to be EGP 6 per person and EGP 1 extra per bag. Buses are reported to leave 2 hrs before flight departures.
Rental Cars: Car Trawler Car Hire.
Car Parking: Right outside the terminal.
Notes: No ATM/Cash machine at the airport or nearby. This airport is a military base that is used for international flights at present. By December 2009 this airport is expected to be the only airport for Alexandia.
Airport Hotels: No hotels at or close to the airport, but the nearset major hotel is the Hilton Borg el Arab Resort (Tel 03 37 40 730) is US$20/28 km/18 Miles away.
Updated Dec09 ADV. Last Visit Jan06.







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