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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.
Travel time by Air from Cairo to Alexandria: 45 minutes
From Cairo, frequent trains from Ramses Station are probably the best way to get to Alexandria. Trains run at least once every hour from 6 AM to 10 PM, but try to choose either an express or the pride of Egyptian Railways, the French-built Turbo, which takes only 2 hours 10 minutes for the journey. 1st class AC tickets cost 36-52LE one-way and 2nd class tickets range from 19 to 36LE, depending on the train.
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.
For further details on travel direction from Cairo to Alexandria please visit the following websites: