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Car hire in Egypt

Egypt is a republic in northeastern Africa. About 80 million people live in Egypt, almost half of them in Egypt's major cities such as Cairo, Alexandria or Giseh.

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Skyline Cairo

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Skyline Alexandria

What airports are in Egypt?

Airport IATA Code Region 
Cairo Airport CAI Greater Area Cairo
Marsa Alam Airport RMF Marsa Alam / El Quseir
Hurghada Airport HRG Hurghada / Safaga
Kharga Airport UVL Other Egypt
Mersa Matruh Airport MUH Other Egypt
Port Said Airport  PSD Other Egypt
Aswan Airport ASW Other Egypt
Luxor Airport LXR Other Egypt
Abu Simbel Airport ABS Other Egypt
Taba International Airport TCP  Sharm el Sheikh / Sinai
Santa Katarina Airport SKV Sharm el Sheikh / Sinai
El Tor Airport ELT Sharm el Sheikh / Sinai
Ras Nasrani Airport SSH Sharm el Sheikh / Sinai

On the road in Egypt with a hireal car

The Nile has been Egypt's lifeline for more than 5,000 years. Its fertility gave rise to one of the first advanced civilizations in world history, the relics of which still amaze visitors today.

In addition to Giza, Cairo and Alexandria, Luxor is also a popular destination for hiring a car, from where the Valley of the Kings can be reached by hireal car. Luxor is also the starting point for Nile cruises to Aswan. Best travel time: due to the subtropical climate, Egypt can be travelled all year round, but we recommend the months of October to April, in summer it is very hot.

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The Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt

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Pillars of the Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt

What traffic rules apply in Egypt?

  • Limit of 0 % of one percent
  • Maximum speed in urban areas 50 km/h
  • Maximum speed outside cities 100 km/h, even on motorways
Driving in the desert in Egypt

Driving in the desert in Egypt

If you are travelling in Egypt with a hireal car, you should always drive very carefully, because although similar rules apply as in Germany, many drivers disregard them. The fines and penalties for traffic offences have been drastically increased, so it is essential that you comply with the rules. Aggravating is the fact that some roads in Egypt are closed to foreigners.

Do I need an international driving licence in Egypt?

Yes, in Egypt you need an international driving licence. It is valid for 3 years. You can theoretically drive a car in Egypt for six months.

Car hireal Egypt: places of interest

Egypt has a lot to offer its visitors, and with a hireal car you are flexible and mobile all over the country. Particularly worth seeing are the ancient sites, which attract visitors from all over the world.

You should not miss the following sights in Egypt:
  • Abu Simbel with the two temples of Ramses II.
  • Cheops pyramid with the famous Sphinx
  • Temple city Luxor
  • Thebes
  • Valley of the Kings, the most important place of the Egyptian pharaohs with the tomb of Tutankhamun