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Egypt Transportation

Egypt has approximately 8600 km (about 5300 Mile) of railroads. The principal railway line links Aswan and points north in the Nile Valley to Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast. The inland waterways of Egypt including the Nile, navigable throughout its course in the country, the approximately 1600 km (about 1000 mi) of shipping canals, and the more than 17,700 km (more than 11,000 mi) of irrigation canals in the Nile delta—are used extensively for transportation. Camel caravans are employed to a limited extent in the desert.

egypt transport

Two highways connect Cairo with Alexandria. Other highways connect Cairo to Port Said, Suez, and Al Fayoum. The total length of highways and roads is about 38,000 km (about 23,600 mi), of which about 18,000 km (about 11,200 mi) are highways. International airlines provide regular services between Cairo and Alexandria and major world centers. Egypt-Air, the government-owned airline, also provides domestic and foreign services; the country has about 80 airfields. The major port in Alexandria, followed by Port Said and Suez, all of which are served by numerous shipping companies. The Suez Canal, which was closed from 1967 until mid-1975, produces substantial annual toll revenues. In the early 1990s, about 16,600 vessels used the canal each year.

Distances between major town and places in Egypt in KM.

DISTANCES BETWEEN MAJOR TOWNS IN EGYPT

The distances to the left are in Km, and the ones to the right are in miles

 

Cairo

Alex

Luxor

Aswan

Hurg

Sharm

Ismailia

Suez

Marsa Matruh

Port Said

Minya

Cairo

 

139

420

563

329

342

87

81

318

139

154

Alex

224

 

556

701

472

438

169

226

179

222

293

Luxor

676

895

 

139

186

644

489

503

736

556

241

Aswan

906

1128

223

 

319

861

648

649

879

701

407

Hurg

529

759

299

513

 

458

303

245

651

354

378

Sharm

550

705

1036

1386

737

 

268

213

617

352

454

Ismailia

140

272

785

1043

487

431

 

57

348

53

241

Suez

130

364

810

1044

395

342

91

 

405

108

241

Marsa Matruh

512

288

1185

1415

1047

993

560

652

 

401

472

Port Said

224

357

895

1128

569

566

85

174

645

 

293

Minya

248

472

387

655

608

730

387

388

760

472

 

 

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