Whether you’re coming from Cairo by bus or flying from abroad, there’s an easy way to get to Dahab. Read on for up to date options for travelling to Red C Villas.
Go Bus to Dahab from Cairo:
A deluxe bus service is now running between Cairo and Dahab. The buses have comfy reclining seats, A/C and TV. The Go Bus Station in Cairo is very near the Egyptian Museum, which houses over 100,000 ancient Egyptian artefacts including Tutankhamun’s gold mask. The Museum is free except for the mummy room.
The Go Bus station in Dahab is centrally located near the bridge in Masbat Bay. Red C Villas is just a short distance away. It is pretty easy to grab a taxi during the day, but if you are arriving at night we can organise one to meet you.
Tickets can be brought at the station or online. The site is in English and Arabic. Once you have created a login, you can choose your seat and pay online. There are four buses that run each day and the prices are reasonable. The trip takes between 7 to 9 hours.
Direct Flights to Sharm from Europe:
We have seen an increased numbers of visitors to Dahab in the last few months as more options for direct flights to Sharm el Shiekh have become available.
TUI fly from Brussels (BRU) and can be booked for €330 return. They fly on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Germania fly from Munich (MUN) on Mondays.
Meridiana fly from Milan (MXP) Outward: Thursdays & Sundays. Return: Thursdays & Mondays.
Indirect Flights to Sharm from the UK:
Egypt Air fly from Heathrow (LHR) via Cairo. Though pricey, the layover is only a little over an hour and flights run every day.
If you are flying from Europe to Sharm with a connection in Cairo, you will enter Sharm airport terminal on the domestic side. Your bags won’t be on the domestic baggage carousel. You will see other passenger waiting by a glass door that connects the domestic and international sections of the terminal. When the international baggage carousel starts up, the airport guys will open the door so you can go through and pick up your bags.
Pegasus fly from Stanstead (STN) Via Istanbul on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
If you are flying into to Sharm on an international flight, with no connecting flight in Egypt, you do not need to buy a visa sticker. You will get a 14 days ‘Sinai only visa’ stamp in your passport, which will cover you unless you plan to dive the SS Thistlegorm or travel to Cairo. A visa sticker can be bought from a kiosk in Sharm airport before passport control. The cost is 25 US Dollars; Euro and sterling are accepted, but at a bad rate.
If you have a connecting flight in Cairo, you will need to buy a visa sticker in Cairo airport. They can be bought from a number of kiosks before the passport control for people exiting the airport in Cairo. After getting your sticker, carry on to the signposted ‘domestic transfers’ passport control and security.
Transfers from Sharm to Dahab:
Though it is possible to get a taxi from the airport, they are expensive. Taxis to the Sharm bus station are also pricey and the bus to Dahab is not that regular.
Contact us at Red C Villas to book an airport transfer.
If you have booked an airport transfer from Red C Villas, the driver with meet you outside the terminal building. He will be holding a sign with our logo and your name.
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