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Visitors to Aswan, Egypt have a number of options for getting around, which include by car, train, bus, taxi, and boat.
A personal vehicle is the most convenient form of transportation available in Aswan, as it allows the greatest freedom and flexibility in travel. However, first time visitors to the country should check out this Driving in Egypt page before deciding to get behind the wheel of a car.
There is a good train network that links most of the major towns and cities throughout Egypt, including Aswan. For more information about traveling by train to and from many destinations around the country, visit this Travel Egypt by Train page, or this Independent Guide to Egyptian Railways link.
The public transportation system in the immediate city of Aswan is fairly convenient and easy to use. For more information about routes and timetables, visit one of the Tourist Offices located around Aswan at the railway station, and Tourist Souk.
Taxis are a good way of getting around the immediate city of Aswan. Fares are based on meters, which should be standard for all taxis, but are not always used. The other option for determining fares is negotiation. Either way, make sure that a meter is running or a price has been agreed upon before beginning a journey. Taxis can be found everywhere, but many drivers do not speak English.For more information about travel by boat, visit one of the Tourist Offices located around Aswan at the railway station, and Tourist Souk.