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Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

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Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

We`re about to book an individual trip to Egypt for this autumn.

The "problem" is that our charter airline this autumn/winter only flies from our hometown to Hurghada Airport and we would love to stay at our favourite hotel Brayka Bay Resort in Marsa Alam again, which is 250km south!

We love Brayka Bay Resort because it is so "green" with lots of vegetation, palms etc and because of the stunning housereef for snorkelling, of course!

Our idea is to now book individual = charter flights to Hurghada with one tour operator here and then transfer/hotel with a different tour operator here. We have e-mailed Brayka Bay Resort and they say that it is no problem for them to get us at Hurghada Airport with a taxi and drive to Brayka Bay. They have a fixed price for this and it would take approx. 3 hours.

The "problem" for us are the flight times, arrival Hurghada 17:50 afternoon and departure Hurghada 05:00 early morning, which would mean that our taxi transfer from Hurghada-Marsa Alam would be late evening/middle of the night. Is that a problem really or are we overreacting?

Is it safe to have a taxi ride late at night from Hurghada-Marsa Alam?

Any suggestions would be really helpful, thanks!

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1. Re: Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

Had a friend with a similar issue, but they did it to Marsa Shagra which is a bay just before Brayka and had no problems. Have been on trips which got us back late , there is not a lot of traffic on the roads and I would assume the hotel would not risk their guests.

Sg

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2. Re: Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

Thanks Sg for your reply! We might just take that 3 hour transfer to Brayka Bay! :)

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I have twice done the day trip to Cairo from Brayka Bay which invloved pickup at 01:15 the first time for a 6:00am flight from Hurghada(stopped at several other hotels for pick ups). We arrived back at Brayka Bay after 1am and had no problems, this was a trip arranged through our tour operator. There are now restrictions on travel if you book a package deal including flights and accomodation but if you book flight only and then transfers then internal travel should not be a problem.

Barry.

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4. Re: Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

Any idea how much a taxi from Hurghada- Marsa Alam will cost, how long it will take? Are there regular buses that travel along that route? Thanks

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5. Re: Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

Hi , I am doing an overnight trip from El Gouna to Port Ghalib on Thursday. The return trip is costing 1000LE but this is because the driver has to stay overnight too ,so you might find it cheaper .

Regards

David

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6. Re: Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

1000 thats way too much. the driver overnight stay is not your problem, dont worry about him. he prob has family to stay the night at, or will go back that same night.

regarding transfer , i suggust always to take the bus. el gouna "go bus" is clean and takes you to marsa alam at regular times. call from egypt 19567 for time schedules. i think there is a bus to marsa from hurghada at 7 am.

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7. Re: Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

Its a good point but will the bus stop at the hotels on the way as most are not situated at Marsa alam town and some are a walk from the road, so could be a problem if the tourist have luggage in tow.

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8. Re: Taxi transfer Hurghada-Marsa Alam, help!

SG,

all hotels have entry gates on the main road with security guards and when you get on the bus tell the driver where you want to be dropped off.

if you have so much luggage, i would just leave them at the main entrance, and let the hotel front office send someone to pick them up and deliver them right to your bedroom door

remember you are the guest and you are the one spending the money.

Edited: 11 November 2010, 09:36
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