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How to get to Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh sits on a promontory on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, overlooking the Strait of Tiran and the Gulf of Aqaba. The resort is around 500km (310mi) southeast of Cairo.

The most convenient route to Sharm el-Sheikh is by air to Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH), which is located about 10km (6mi) north of Na’ama Bay and 18km (11mi) from the centre of Sharm el-Sheik.

By sea, a luxury high-speed ferry runs four times a week between Sharm el-Sheikh and the Red Sea resort of Hurghada (1.5 hours).


Flight time to Sharm el-Sheikh

Within Egypt: Egyptair offers several daily nonstop flights from Cairo International Airport (CAI) to Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH).

Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh is 1 hr, direct flight


Flight time to Sharm el-Sheikh

The following are the most convenient and quickest flight routes to Sharm el-Sheikh.

From the United States: American Airlines, Delta, Germania, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Meridiana and Neos offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Atlanta to Sharm el-Sheikh is 14 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Sharm el-Sheikh is 14 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Sharm el-Sheikh is 15 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Sharm el-Sheikh is 15 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Sharm el-Sheikh is 13 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Sharm el-Sheikh is 18 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Sharm el-Sheikh is 17 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Egyptair, Turkish Airlines, Air Transit and Germania offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Toronto to Sharm el-Sheikh is 13 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Sharm el-Sheikh is 15 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Sharm el-Sheikh is 18 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Emirates and Egyptair offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Adelaide to Sharm el-Sheikh is 21 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Sharm el-Sheikh is 21 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Sharm el-Sheikh is 21 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Sharm el-Sheikh is 21 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Sharm el-Sheikh is 18 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Emirates and Egyptair offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Auckland to Sharm el-Sheikh is 25 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightsˆ


From Singapore: Emirates and Egyptair offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Singapore to Sharm el-Sheikh is 13 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: Egyptair, Turkish Airlines, British Airways and Meridiana offer the most convenient flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

London to Sharm el-Sheikh is 7 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightsˆ


From France: Egyptair, Turkish Airlines, Air France and Neos offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.

Paris to Sharm el-Sheikh is 6 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightsˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Sharm el-Sheikh map

Flying in

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH) is located 10km north of Na’ama Bay and 18km from the centre of Sharm el-Sheik and just minutes away from all the major resorts.

Hotels and resorts provide transport for guests by prior arrangement. Taxis, minibuses and hire cars are also available.


Entry requirements

All foreigner nationals must have a passport valid for three months beyond the intended period of their visit. A visa is required, which can be obtained on arrival, for a maximum stay of 30 days; fee USD15.


Getting around

Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced. If you plan to visit the nearby sights such as Ras Mohamed National Park or St Catherine's Monastry, it's probably best to hire a car; around USD30 per day.


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Latest update: How to get to Sharm el-Sheikh : 27 May, 2019


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