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Going from Jordan to Egypt

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1. Posted by AshleyC (Respected Member 53 posts) 10y

Does anyone know of a way to travel by train or bus from Jordan to Egypt?


2. Posted by suztours (Full Member 34 posts) 10y

The only way to go overland from Jordan to Egypt is through Israel. If you are in Aqaba, you can cross at the Arava Border near Eilat and then travel to the Israel-Egypt border and cross to Taba. Then, you'll be in Egypt, albeit in the Sinai (which is beautiful and fun), so if you want to continue overland to, say, Cairo, there is a bus from Taba.

Alternately, there is a ferry from Aqaga to Nuweiba (in the Sinai on the Red Sea), but if you are going to Cairo, you'll still need to go back to that bus from Taba!

If you decide to go overland through Israel, why not spend a few days touring around Israel? It's a beautiful country with lots to offer.


3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Unless they've replaced it recently, the ferry from Aqaba to Nuweiba is a roach-ridden rustbucket.

4. Posted by suztours (Full Member 34 posts) 10y

Even so, that's one way to get there and, at least, it's not a very long ride!


5. Posted by AshleyC (Respected Member 53 posts) 10y

Thanks everyone.

6. Posted by said (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

the farry go everyday from Aqba to Nwaiba in Egypt and from there always there is bus to Dahab or Sharm or to Cairo, and the farry go 10am and 4pm for one houre the fast one and 3 hours in the slow one!