How to Reach Alexandria - The Easiest Way to Reach Alexandria


  • By Plane: The Borge-el-Arab airport is the largest airport of Alexandria and serves flights mainly from the destinations in Middle-east and North Africa. Air Arabia and Egypt Air offers few direct flights to this city but the location of the airport is quite inconvenient. It is located at a distance of 45 kms from Alexandria and you have to opt for a taxi or a bus to get to the main city after you have landed. It is best to decide the taxi fares before getting to avoid extra expenditure. Only two daily buses in each direction of Alexandria are available and you have to find one that suits your schedule.
  • By Bus: You can pick up the bus of your convenience from Cairo, capital of Egypt where a number of international flights fly. A number of private bus companies offer Bus service for this 4 to 5 hour long trip and buses are available practically at every one hour from early morning to midnight. It is a pocket friendly way of commutation.
  • By Train: Alexander has a well-connected rail network with frequent trains from Cairo. Reservation well prior to the journey is recommended. This is the best way to get to Alexandria.
  • By Car: You can rent a car from Cairo to get to Alexandria and there are namely two routes for the same. It is a three hour long drive and you can also get a drive-yourself car.


The city is elongated in shape and local transportation available along the Corniche will take you almost everywhere you would want to go.

  • By Taxi: Alexandria has yellow and black taxis available cheaply and readily. Make sure you agree to a fare before you get in. You can also book a taxi for the entire day trip at a predecided rate.
  • By Tram: The tram system in Alexandria is not so fast yet extremely cheap if you are looking for a budget option. The yellow tram for tourists is the best one you can hop onto. The blue trams are reserved for Women. Tickets for the tram can be brought on board. You just need to be good at reading the route maps as it can get confusing at times.
  • By Bus: The city buses and the mini-buses are readily available and the bus service is the new and improved one. The drivers rarely speak English so it is better to know the Arabic name of your destination.

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Modes of Transportation in Alexandria

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Alexandria. The most preferred mode of transport in Alexandria is Car.

Average distance: 9.15 km Average time: 33.48 min

  • Car 50%
    Driving 28.57 min Walking 1.43 min Overall average time for 12.09 kms 30 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 14.29%
    Bus 27.5 min Walking 0.83 min Waiting 0.5 min Overall average time for 7.5 kms 28.83 min
  • Walking 35.71%
    Walking 25.8 min Driving 4 min Bus 3.4 min Waiting 3 min Tram 2.4 min Other 1 min Train 0.6 min Overall average time for 5.7 kms 40.2 min

How to Reach Alexandria from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Giza to Alexandria 180.68 km 3 hours
Cairo to Alexandria 181.11 km 3 hours 1 mins
Mersa matruh to Alexandria 302.79 km 5 hours 2 mins
Nicosia to Alexandria 532.27 km 8 hours 52 mins
Amman to Alexandria 667.29 km 11 hours 7 mins
Athens to Alexandria 963.46 km 16 hours 3 mins
Jeddah to Alexandria 1357.41 km 22 hours 37 mins
Gothenburg to Alexandria 3431.32 km 57 hours 11 mins
Eindhoven to Alexandria 3448.67 km 57 hours 28 mins
Amsterdam to Alexandria 3560.62 km 59 hours 20 mins
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