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Submitted on Aug 11, 2019 Useful Info

Complete Egypt train guide

Route

  • Egypt's mainline runs along the Nile with several branches, however, there are no trains that go to the red sea resort.

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  • These routes have the most frequencies and delays along these routes don't happen frequently;
  • Cairo- Alexandria
  • Luxor- Aswan
  • Cairo - Luxor

Train classes

  • There are 3 classes of trains; express trains, ordinary trains, and local trains.
  • Express trains and ordinary trains are in good shape and you can book them online.
  • For local trains, you can only purchase tickets at the train stations.

Ticketing

  • The line from Cairo- Luxor- Aswan is run by Watania sleeping trains and you can easily reserve your spot using their website.
  • The other mainline trains are run by the Egyptian railway network and tickets are available on their website.
  • The reservation and booking window is opened two weeks prior to the departure date