Alexandria is Egypt's second largest city, its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. It's a faded shade of its former glorious cosmopolitan self, but still worth a visit for its many cultural attractions and still-palpable glimpses of its past.
There are two options when travelling from Cairo to Alexandria by car. Using either route, the journey usually takes around 3 hours, depending on speed and surrounding traffic.
· Cairo–Alexandria desert road, also known as the Cairo–Alexandria freeway and the Cairo–Alexandria highway is the main highway that connects Cairo to Alexandria, the two largest cities in Egypt. It is 220 km long. The Road is dark at night – no lights – but it has a lot of traffic signs that help drivers to find their way. It begins at Giza, at the northwest corner of Cairo's ring road, and ends in Alexandria (KM. 21).
· The Agriculture road has a speed limit of 90 km/hr for private cars and has 4 lanes in each direction. This is the main road, so it can get a little crowded.
Travel time by car: approx. 3 Hours
Since December 2011, Alexandria's main airport is Borg el Arab Airport, serving mainly destinations in the Middle-East and North Africa, but also Milano-Bergamo (Air Arabia), Athens (Egypt Air), Istanbul and Beyrouth. It's located some 45 km (23 mi) to the south-west of Alexandria. From the airport Taxi will costs approx. 20-25 Euros.
From Alexandria, trains depart from Misr Station, a 10-minute stroll south of the Corniche along Nabi Daniel St, as well as the Sidi Gaber Station.
There are many options to go between Cairo and Alexandria. The trip over highway by car can run around 3.5 to 4 hours while buses and trains run shorter routes even with stops. Buses are quite cheap and run from 20-35 Egyptian Pounds in cost.
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