Distances Between Cities

ny people seem to have the impression that Egypt is a small country, perhaps comparable with Luxembourg and/or Liechtenstein, and are genuinely amazed to find out that the train journey from Cairo to Luxor takes about 10 – 12 hours (415 miles, or 668 km), and that Abu Simbel is not just outside of Cairo: it is, in fact, 690 miles (1,111 km) south of Cairo.

In reality, Egypt has a landmass of approximately 38,6874 miles2 (1,002,000 km2) which is about 30th in the world, four times the size of the UK, three times bigger than Germany, and twice the size of France! The size misconception could maybe be explained by realizing that of its total landmass; only 3.5% is actually used for agriculture and settlements, the remaining 96.5% being desert: meaning that the habitable landmass is comparable with Moldova or Belgium!

Below is a table that shows the distances (by road and/or rail) between the major cities and sites in Egypt.

Km

Miles

Distance from Cairo

23

14

Cairo Airport – Cairo Centre

10

6

Cairo Centre – Giza Pyramids

24

15

Cairo Centre – Sakkara

225

140

Alexandria ( Delta Road )

222

138

Alexandria ( Desert  Road )

192

119

Demietta

24

15

Barrages

243

151

Minya

914

568

Asyut

360

224

Sohag

668

415

Luxor

723

449

Esna

779

484

Edfu

838

521

Kom Ombo

885

550

Aswan

220

137

Port Said

140

87

Ismailia

103

64

Fayoum

317

197

Bahariya Oasis

422

262

Farafra Oasis

665

413

Dakhla Oasis

589

366

Kharga Oasis

 

 

                                                                                  

Km

Miles

Distance from Luxor

171

106

Abydos

246

153

Aswan

79

49

Dendra

111

69

Edfu

55

34

Esna

282

175

Hurghada

171

106

Kom Ombo

299

186

Kharga Osis

7

4

West Bank Site (via ferry )

23

14

West Bank Site (via bridge )

 

 

 

Km

Miles

Distance from Aswan

309

192

Abu Simble

528

328

Hurghada

 

 

 

Km

Miles

Distance in The Sinai

95

59

Sharm El Sheikh – Dahab

53

33

Sharm El Sheikh – Ras Mohamed

173

107

St.Catherine – Taba

63

39

Nuwebia – Taba

50

31

Nuweiba – Dahab

 

 

 

Km

Miles

Distance between Oases

180

112

Bahariya Oasis – Farafra

140

87

Bahariya Oasis – White Desert

420

261

Bahariya Oasis – Siwa Oasis (off-road)

320

199

Farafra Oasis – Dakhla Oasis

200

124

Dakhla Oasis – Kharga Oasis