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MODERN LUXOR

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TRAINS - LUXOR TO ABYDOS

Connie Tindale
 

When you travel by road with the convoy to see the temple at Abydos, your time there is severely limited so travelling up there by train becomes an attractive alternative.  The station you must aim for is El Balyana.  Not all trains stop at this station so please check before getting on the train.  The return journey is easier because all the trains travelling south stop at Luxor.  El Balyana is about 10 kms from Abydos and it is easy to arrange a taxi for the journey to the temple but you will have to have a police escort.

Since this page was created there has been a dramatic fall in the value of the pound and tickets now cost more than quoted. Exchange rate in April 2009 is around 8 Egyptian pounds to the British Pound.

 
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

 

Aswan ► Luxor ► Cairo:

Train type: Ord+ Exp Exp Exp Slow Ord+ Ord+ Exp Exp Exp* sleeper Ord+ Exp* Exp sleeper Ord+ Ord+
Aswan depart - 06:00 07:30 - 0930 - 1330 1600 - 1800 18:30 1900 2000 2100 21:20 2145 2330
Kom Ombo depart - 06:45 08:15 - 1020 - 1420 1638 - 1842 | 1943 2038 2138 | 2225 0015
Edfu depart - 07:40 09:05 - 1112 - 1510 1725 - 1930 | 2040 2130 2225 | 2330 0115
Isna depart - 08:30 09:55 - 1205 - 1601 1815 - 2020 | 2135 2220 2315 | 0021 0155
Luxor  arr/dep 0800 09:30 10:55 12:45 1310 1530 1700 1910 2040 2115 21:40 2235 2315 0015 00:50 0120 0315
Giza  arrive 1815 19:15 20:55 21:45 0015 0245 0205 0400 0535 0555 | 0850 0805 0905 | 1215 1400
Cairo  arrive 1830 19:30 21:10 22:00 0030 0300 0220 0415 0550 0610 06:45 0905 0820 0920 09:30 1230 1415
Alexandria arrive 2200 - - 01:00 - - 0625 0700 - - - - - - - - -