How to Reach Luxor

You can get in to Luxor by train, plane, bus and boat services.

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How to Reach Luxor from India

Egypt Air, Qatar Airways, Air India, Gulf Air, Etihad are the airlines flying to Luxor from Indian airports.

How to reach Luxor by flight

Luxor International Airport sees a lot of flights (domestic plus international) coming in, including European and Middle Eastern lines. From the airport, you can take a bus if it has been organized by the hotel or a taxi.

How to reach Luxor by road

You can rent a car or a metered taxi that will drive you into Luxor.

How to reach Luxor by train

There are 4 ways in which you can travel by train between Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. One is an overnight AC express train (22:00 or later), the other is a daytime AC express train that serves drinks and snacks, the third is an overnight deluxe sleeper train, which is faster and saves you time (includes breakfast and an evening meal) and finally, slow trains.

How to reach Luxor by bus

Buses leave from the area behind Luxor Temple, to some cities. You can travel from Aswan to Cairo and Luxor. There is also a bus to Sharm which pulls off by 5:00.

How to reach Luxor by Waterways

Boats are available between Luxor and Aswan, as well as Lake Nasser to Abu Simbel. The felucca Nile cruise is also very popular and makes for a beautiful ride into the city.

Local transport in Luxor

Getting around Luxor is a real breeze. Several people walk around the city on foot. However, many more rent bicycles and/or motorbikes. You can rent bikes from shops. However, check with your hotel before doing so, as they may rent bikes themselves. Motorbikes can be rented out at LE 50 or so per hour. However, if you have good bargaining skills, you can hire one for an even lower cost. There are also taxis in Luxor. However, note that they arenĂȘt metered and a firm price has to be set beforehand. You can also hop into one of the many minibuses. Boats can be taken to travel from the West Bank to the East Bank and vice versa. Alternately, you could even opt for a caleche, which is a horse-drawn carriage, to take you around, for about LE 20 or less, an hour.

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