Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, Egypt - Stein Travel



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Welcome to Sharm el-Sheikh Airport

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located 11 miles (18km) north-east of Sharm el Sheikh centre, near Ras Nasrani.


Car Parking

There is short term parking available.

Car Rental

Car rental is available from the airport from Thrifty.

City Transfers

Regular taxis and tourist taxis, which are known to charge almost double that of regular ones, can be found at the taxi rank outside the arrivals area. Blue and White taxis are the only ones allowed to go into the town centre of Naama Bay. Minibuses also operate to Sharm el Sheikh and leave once full. The journey to Sharm el-Sheikh centre is approximately 20 minutes. Resorthoppa.com arranges transfer by minivan, coach or taxi from the airport.

Contacts

Tel: 069 362 3353.

Facilities

There are 2 ATMs in the arrivals hall, cafes, restaurants, banking and currency exchange facilities, news agent, jewellery shop and a souvenir shop. There are also disabled facilities. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.

Language
Arabic is the official language although English and French are widely spoken, especially in the tourist areas.
Money

The unit of currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), which is divided into 100 piastres. Most credit cards are accepted in major hotels and restaurants. Visitors are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds to avoid additional exchange rate charges. Banks are usually closed on Friday and Saturday, but private exchange bureaux, called 'Forex', are open daily and banks in major hotels are open 24 hours. Cairo branches of the Egyptian British Bank and Banque Misr now have ATMs available that accept Visa, MasterCard and Cirrus and are quite common in the main tourist areas.


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