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MODERN LUXOR

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TRAINS - LUXOR TO ASWAN

Connie Tindale
 

Travelling to Aswan and stations in between such as Edfu and Kom Ombo, is a good way of visiting the historical sites without having to travel with the convoy.  The journey to Aswan takes about three hours and is interesting as you can see from the train window how the style of architecture changes and becomes more Nubian as you move south.  You can go down there on the morning train and return on the evening one.  It is easy to arrange taxis from the stations to where you want to go.

Train times can be found in the tables above.  Tickets for many of the trains travelling south have to bought on board so do not worry if you cannot buy a ticket at the ticket office. The cost for the express trains is 40 LE (£4) for first class and 20 LE (£2) for second class seats.

 
Fares:

1st class

air-con express   

2nd class

air-con express   

2nd class non-AC

ordinary train

Deluxe sleeper 

(sharing 2-berth)  

Deluxe sleeper

(sole occupancy)

 Cairo to Luxor LE 90 (£9 / $17) LE 46 (£5 / $9) * LE 40 (£4 / $7) * $ 60 (£34) ** $ 80  (£45) **
 Cairo to Aswan LE 109 (£11 / $21) LE 55 (£6 / $11) * LE 50 (£5 / $10) * $ 60 (£34) ** $ 80  (£45) **
 Aswan to Cairo LE 109 (£11 / $21) LE 50 (£5 / $8) * LE 22 (£4 / $6) * $ 60 (£34) ** $ 80  (£45) **
 Luxor to Cairo LE 90 (£9 / $17) LE 40 (£4 / $7) * LE 15 (£3 / $5) * $ 60 (£34) ** $ 80  (£45) **
 Aswan to Luxor LE 42 (£4 / $8) LE 21 (£2 / $3) * LE  7 (£1 / $2) * $ 13 (£7) *** -
 Luxor to Aswan   LE 42 (£4 / $8) LE 20 (£2 / $3) * LE  7 (£1 / $2) * $ 13 (£7) *** -
 

 Cairo ► Luxor ► Aswan:

Train type: Exp* Exp Exp Ord Ord+ Exp Ord+ Ord+ Ord+ Exp Ord+ sleeper sleeper Exp Exp Exp* Exp
Alexandria depart - 2215 - - 0710 - - - 1245 - - - - - 1810 - -
Cairo depart  0030 0115 07:40 0745 1010 11:00 1245 1405 1600 1845 1915 20:00 20:30 2045 2100 2200 2250
Giza depart  0050 0135 08:00 0805 1030 11:20 1305 1425 1620 1905 1935 | | 2105 2120 2220 2310
Luxor  arr/dep 0940 1025 17:35 1935 2000 20:55 2330 0025 0245 0405 0525 05:10 05:25 0555 0620 0715 0830
Isna arrive 1025 - 18:20 2021 - 21:39 - - 0331 0450 0612 | | - 0707 0800 |
Edfu arrive 1110 - 18:55 2107 - 22:20 - - 0417 0535 0700 | | - 0750 0845 |
Kom Ombo arrive 1200 - 19:45 2200 - 23:10 - - 0510 0625 0755 | | - 0835 0945 |
Aswan arrive 1250 - 20:35 2255 - 00:15 - - 0605 0710 0845 08:15 08:50 - 0920 1030 1130