Night Train to Luxor
Night Train to Luxor Giza Reviews
Dec 17, 2007
I decided to take the night train to Luxor. With the nice tourist night train you have two options -- either share your cabin or pay extra to have one all to your yourself. Sharing the cabin cost $60 for each while getting one to yourself cost $80. I found taking the train to be a little on the expensive side considering flying to Luxor is about $95 on Egypt Air. Then again, taking the night train results in not having to worry about a hotel room for the night.
Overall, the train was very comfortable even if it was running several hours late. Dinner and breakfast were provided but beverages had to be bought.
I personally found the view of the passing landscape in the morning to be the most memorable portion of the trip.
Overall, compared to the Azerbaijani night trains I have taken, the Egyptian trains were of better quality and service, BUT the Egyptian fares cost over 10 times the amount of Azerbaijani. I would suggest the train to anyone who just enjoys traveling by train, but if time is an issue while in Egypt, fly.
Part of the Egypt and Jordan--Planes, Trains, Buses, Ferries and Cars travel blog
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