Distances Between Cities

March 10, 2020

Distances Between Cities

Many people seem to have the impression that Egypt is a small country, perhaps comparable with Luxembourg and/or Liechtenstein, and are genuinely amazed to find out that the train journey from Cairo to Luxor takes about 10 – 12 hours (415 miles, or 668 km), and that Abu Simbel is not just outside of Cairo: it is, in fact, 690 miles (1,111 km) south of Cairo.

In reality, Egypt has a landmass of approximately 38,6874 miles2 (1,002,000 km2) which is about 30th in the world, four times the size of the UK, three times bigger than Germany, and twice the size of France! The size misconception could maybe be explained by realizing that of its total landmass; only 3.5% is actually used for agriculture and settlements, the remaining 96.5% being desert: meaning that the habitable landmass is comparable with Moldova or Belgium!

Below is a table that shows the distances (by road and/or rail) between the major cities and sites in Egypt.

 

  Alex Aswan Cairo Luxor Sharm El Sheikh
Ain Soukhna 404 857 191 639 424
Alex 1133 216 915 716
Aswan 1133 926 229 1429
Cairo 216 926 708 503
Dahab 754 1459 533 1241 93
El Alamein 103 1220 309 1002 821
El Fayoum 295 838 105 620 608
Edfu 1825 112 818 121 1321
Fayed 294 1047 121 829 422
Hurghada 761 580 548 282 781
Nuweiba 567 1373 447 1155 165
Port Said 273 1118 192 300 536
Qusseir 897 470 684 255 317
Rafah 494 1280 354 1062 528
Safaga 814 447 681 229 834
Sharm El Sheikh 716 1429 583 1211
Sidi Abdel Rahman 149 1261 350 1043 962
St. Catherine 611 1324 398 1096 305

* All distances are in Km. (1 km. = 0.62 Miles)

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