Getting to Sinai
For visitors from Europe there are few direct flights from Italy, Belgium, Germany and Holland. A good option is to fly to Cairo and take a domestic Egypt Air flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Another way to Sinai is via Istanbul, with both Pegasus Air and Turkish Airlines offering flights. It is also possible to travel to the Sinai by sea: an international ferry sails daily between Aqaba in Jordan and Nuweiba. Hikers can came also by land via Israel. There is a border with Israel at Taba and it can be crossed by foot. There are buses, run mostly by the East Delta Bus Company – connecting Taba with Cairo, Sharm el Sheikh, Nuweiba and St. Katherine.
Arriving from Israel
The Eilat-Taba border is the only crossing between Israel and Egypt. Be aware that there is an exit tax from Israel, plus an exit tax to leave Taba on the roads. Full Egyptian tourist visas – required for walking the Sinai Trail – are not issued at the Taba land border and must be arranged in advanced at the Egyptian consulates in Eilat or Aqaba or online at: https://visa2egypt.gov.eg
Arriving from Jordan, via Nuweiba
AB Maritime runs one ferry daily from Aqaba to Nuweiba. It leaves Aqaba around 11pm and takes at least three hours. These ferries often run late and timetables can change short notice so call AB Maritime on +962-3-201-3237 or +962-3-201-3240. Don’t rely on the website for information, is not kept up to date. Full Egyptian visas is available on arrival in Nuweiba.