Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Cairo to Siwa

A friend sent me this some time back. I can't remember who it was, so I apologise for not giving due credit.

The Road to Siwa
There are several ways to get to Siwa. Upon your arrival you will be assured of a warm welcome from the Siwan people.

To and from Cairo
The Western Delta Bus Company run a daily service from Cairo to Marsa Matrouh which is en route to Siwa. The bus leaves Turkamen Bus Station, Cairo at 7.30am. The journey is 500 kilometers and takes five hours. The fare is 38 LE. Refreshments are served on the air-conditioned bus. From Marsa Matrouh catch the onward bus service to Siwa. The journey takes four hours and the ticket costs 12 LE. The bus leaves at 1.30 pm and arrives in Siwa at 5pm.

Leaving Siwa for Cairo the bus leaves at 7am from the Ramel Station or Market Square. Change at Marsa Matrouh where there are buses leaving for Cairo until 2pm.
Superjet buses leave Shurbra Khama Bus Station in Cairo at 4.30pm arriving at Marsa Matrouh at 11pm if you wish to spend some time at Marsa Matrouh.
To and from Alexandria
From Alexandria, Siwa can be reached from both the old and the new bus stations. The buses from Sidi Gabber Bus Station are at 8.30am, 11.30am and 2.30am. The journey takes 8 hours and costs 27EL. From the new Bus Station the buses to Siwa are at 9pm, 12pm and 3 pm.

To return to Alexandria there are four buses daily from Siwa at 7am, 10am, 5pm. and 10pm. The fare is 27 EL.
You can also travel to Siwa by minibus from Alexandria. They run from Mahrenbeck Station and the fare is 20 LE in total. You change mini-bus at Marsa Matrouh and pay 10LE per mini-bus.

Here is a timetable for all services running between Siwa, Alexandria and Cairo:

From

To

Leave

Duration

Km

Vehicle

Depart from

Arrive at

Price

Cairo

Matrouh

0.3125

5hrs

500

West Delta Bus

Turkamen

Matrouh

38LE

Cairo

Matrouh

16:30pm

5hrs

500

Superjet Bus

Shurba Khama

Matrouh

Variable

Alex

Siwa

8:30

8hrs

586

West Delta Bus

Sidi Gaber

Market Sq.

27LE

Alex

Siwa

11:00

8hrs

586

West Delta Bus

Sidi Gaber

Market Sq.

27LE

Alex

Siwa

14:30:00

8hrs

586

West Delta Bus

Sidi Gaber

Market Sq.

27LE

Alex

Matrouh

Any time

3.5hrs

280

Minibus

Mahrenbeck st.

Matrouh

10LE

Buses leave from New Bus Station in Alexandria half an hour after above times.

Matrouh

Siwa

13:30

4hrs

306

West Delta Bus

Matrouh

Market Sq.

12LE

Matrouh

Cairo

Every 2hrs

5hrs

500

West Delta Bus

Matrouh

Cairo stations

38LE

Matrouh

Cairo

Any time

6hrs

500

Minibus

Matrouh

Giza

20LE

Matrouh

Siwa

Any time

3.5hrs

306

Minibus

Matrouh

Market Sq.

10LE

Siwa

Matrouh

07:00am

4hrs

306

West Delta Bus

Market Sq.

Matrouh

12LE

Siwa

Alex

7:00

8hrs

586

West Delta Bus

Market Sq.

Alex stations

27LE

Siwa

Alex

10:00

8hrs

586

West Delta Bus

Market Sq.

Alex stations

27LE

Siwa

Alex

17:00

8hrs

586

West Delta Bus

Market Sq.

Alex stations

27LE

Siwa

Alex

22:00

8hrs

586

West Delta Bus

Market Sq.

Alex stations

27LE

4 comments:

oilss said...

Tahnks for detail, but I really want to know that the bus from alexandria to siwa that having night bus on 9,12,3 pm ? It differ from other information or may be other infor isn't update.

Kim said...

oilss,

I tried very hard, but I cant seem to comprehend your question (possibly because I'm sleep deprived right now) but could you please rephrase it.

ksyu-frog said...

Hi!
I'll arrive on 23/02. And I'm looking for transfer to Bahkaria oasis on 24/02. Could you help me? I travel alone and can join a group...

Xeniya
email: ksenilina@mail.ru

Kim said...

Sorry frog,

I'm not a travel agency, I don't organise trips. You will have better luck trying a travel agency website.

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