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1. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 7y

Going to Egypt end of this month (july).

And need to get from cairo to luxor by sleeper/express train.. is it worth booking it before hand, or will there be a chance i could book it either day before or day of travel?

Cheers

Andy

2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 315 posts) 7y

Andy,
It really comes down to availability. I've made a change to my bookins from Luxor to Cairo at the last minute and it worked out great. Have you checked out www.sleepingtrains.com yet?

Pranav

3. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 7y

yeah i have been on sleepingtrains website.. emailed them a few times without reply.. was just wondering whether it was as (bearing in mind july/august) time that trains would fill up, because of peak times.

Andy

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 7y

Hello Andyroo:)

I think it is not always possible, to just show up and get the ticket u want, at the train station.
Last time I bought a train ticket, in Cairo, they only had third class tickets, for the next train going. Luckily I am not fussy. But that was 10 years ago. Maybe things have changed.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 2, 2007, at 2:01 AM by Mel. ]

5. Posted by Kamar (Full Member 32 posts) 7y

Quoting Andyroo

Going to Egypt end of this month (july).

And need to get from cairo to luxor by sleeper/express train.. is it worth booking it before hand, or will there be a chance i could book it either day before or day of travel?

Cheers

Andy

Is enough you go to book the seat the day before your travel.

6. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

When I went to Egypt, I just got someone at the hostel I was staying at to book everything for me the day I turned up and within a couple of days which was the day I wanted to travel, I was on the overnight/sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan (goes via Luxor). So if my experience was anything to go by you should be fine just booking when you arrive in Cairo, maybe don't leave it until the day o departure just to save you some worries.