There’s an extensive network of buses running between the major cities in Egypt.
There are six leading operators, based in Cairo, that mostly form a network that covers all of Egypt.
They are as follows:
- The Upper Egypt Bus Company covers all points along the Nile valley and the Fayoum and Inner Oasis, and the Red Sea coast, e.g., Hurghada, Safaga, and Marsa Alam.
- The East Delta Bus Company covers the Sinai Peninsula and the Canal Zone.
- The West Delta Bus Company serves Alexandria, North Coast, Siwa Oasis, and the Nile Delta Towns.
- The El-Gouna GO Bus Company with Their buses cover Hurghada, Safaga, and Marsa Alam.
- The Blue Bus Company serves many cities all over Egypt.
- The Super Jet Bus Companies includes most of Egypt.
The stations are located in various places such as Almaza (Heliopolis), Turguman Square, Tahrir Square, Giza Square, Six October, and Cairo airports.
Independent Bus companies such as Superjet, Blue Bus, and Go Bus – Which We Recommend – only to name a few – usually provide air-conditioned buses with different seat categories, with some refreshments, toilets, and an in-ride movie.
Buses are by far the best transportation means for day trips. They are very affordable, but you have to think of making your reservations at least one day in advance.
In general, buses tend to stop frequently. Therefore, if you are traveling long distances, the railroad or domestic flights operated by Egypt Air might be considered better options.