Skip Navigation

Egypt to Israel

Travel Forums Africa and The Middle East Egypt to Israel

1. Posted by fuzzypuppy (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

fuzzypuppy has indicated that this thread is about Israel

I was wondering how I could get from Cairo to Israel (probably Jerusalem, but I'm still working on where I want to go).

I have heard that there are buses I can take, but where can I book them?

Also, are there any smaller regional Airlines I could take? El Al seems on the expensive side.

Thanks for your help!!!

2. Posted by sagee77 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

There is a bus from Cairo (Abbaseya bus station) to Taba (near Eilat). "East Delta Bus Company"
I think on 23:15 and it's get to Taba on 05:30 (you have to BOOK the ticket).
from Taba you take a bus or a taxi to central bus station in Eilat.
from Eilat you should take bus # 394 to Tel Aviv, cost 65 SHEKELS. ~6 hours
or bus #444 to Jerusalem 65 SHEKELS ~ 4.5 hours


Hope that helps :)
Good Luck

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

3. Posted by meltzeron (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

hello .
actually i dont have alot of information about the buses from cairo to israel , but what i do know is that the border from egypt to israel is verry easy and you should have no problems there , and about israel , i dont know what exactly you r looking for but there are meny nice places you should visit except jerusalem .
if you need help about this i may b helpfull

good luck

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


if you are going from Cairo to Jeusalem, I highly recommend taking a break along the way. It is a long trip and there are many interesting sights en route. You could (for example) stop in Dahab and see St. Catherine monastery and Moses' Mountain (yep, where he got the Ten Commandments).

Also if you are flying into Cairo, then plan to tour Upper Egypt before returning to Cairo and going on to Israel, take into consideration that from Luxor it is better to go to Hurghada, then by ferry to Sharm el-Sheikh and from there to Taba then go all the way back to Cairo.

And from Eilat to Jerusalem there are Masada and Qumran on the way. Both of them are not to be missed. Same goes for Mitzpe Ramon on the way to Tel Aviv.

Have fun in Israel. I intend to go back there when my now new passport is near expiring and needs to be replaced anyway.