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Port Said to Alexandria !!!

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Port Said to Alexandria !!!

Hi everyone,

We going to make a cruise tour around there. Our ship will stop at Port Said in the morning for 3 hour and then will go on to Alexandria.Will be at Alexandria at 21:00 and only for 2 hours :(((

So , we decided to take a bus or train from Port Said to Alex..As we have to leave our passports at the ship ,

1) Will it be a problem to travel without a pass ?? We were told that they will give as a ID card at the ship (or custom)

2) Which is faster, train or bus? And what would it cost??

3) Can we get a ticket at the same day ?

4) We also heard that taxis are cheap there. What would it cost by taxi ??

Thanks for answers :)))

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1. Re: Port Said to Alexandria !!!

I just posted on another thread about the Cruise Critic forums:

http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com/#

I believe you may find these more helpful in your search regarding how disembarking and the passport / visa situation works from your particular cruise liner.

The forums are split up into Cruise lines, or ports of call. Maybe in the Port Said port of call, you would be able to find information on ways to get to Alexandria.

If you really want to travel by train, you may want to check out the egyptian Railways website:

www.egyptrail.gov.eg/docs/online/online.html

You may get a few more train options if you go via Cairo and change trains.

There should be a bus between Port Said and Alexandria, but afraid I'm not able to offer any insight into that, again it may be necessary to change in cairo to get more available timings.

It may be more worthwhile looking into a private transfer by a tour company, or a limo (not a stretch limo - just a plain saloon car with AC I'm afraid!) which could work out only marginally more expensive than hiring a taxi.

If you don't find the answers you need over on Cruise Critic - come back and have a look in the cairo forum for recommendations of drivers, limos and tour companies.

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