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Cairo - Alex - Port Said

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1. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

I want to travel from Cairo to Port Said and return - allowing 2 days to do it - one night in Port Said. train preferred, or bus if better. Do I go through Alex? Can I get a ferry from Alex to Athens? I plan to travel Cairo - PS in one day, leave the next. Enough time?

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

You can catch a bus or a shared taxi directly from Cairo to Port Said. Train is also possible, but bus and shared taxi are more frequent. Best ask at the hotel or hostel where you are staying in Cairo for help. They should be able to book the bus or train tickets for you. (The service fee they charge for this usually covers transfer to the departure point of the bus or the train.)

The information on the ferry from Alex to Athens (and on any ferries Greece-Egypt) is sketchy, some say it runs, some say it doesn't. Latest information I have is that service has been suspended, so be prepared to fly or take the long route via Jordan, Syria and Turkey.

3. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 9y

Thanks, Maria. I have about four days in Egypt so it sounds as if I will have little trouble doing what I want to do. Will fly from Cairo to Athens.