Help about Cairo / Aswan bus!

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Oct 18th, 2012, 04:44 AM
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Help about Cairo / Aswan bus!

Dear Fodor's community....

Did any of you travel from Cairo to Aswan by bus??? Any comments???

How many hours did it take??
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Oct 18th, 2012, 10:05 AM
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I don't know about the bus but the (sitting) train was awful, I can only imagine how bad a bus ride would be. If flying isn't an option I've heard the sleeper train is OK.

I'm anxious to hear Casual Cairo's views on the bus.
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Oct 19th, 2012, 07:06 AM
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thanx for your answer
Could you tell me please: was it awful about what exactly? people? distances? comfort?
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Oct 19th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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All of the above plus the bathroom was completely disgusting.

If you click my name you will find my trip report. There is a paragraph or two about the train.
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Oct 19th, 2012, 07:28 AM
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BTW, I was in first class. I can only imagine how bad second or third would be.
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Oct 31st, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Glad to say I travelled from Cairo to Aswan and the bus was not that bad! Of course.. cleanliness and space between seats were not enough. But the bus was modern and comfortable. I was lucky because the seat next to me was empty, so I could have more space for me.
The tour lasted 14hs aprox. It left on time but it took 3 hours before leaving Cairo.
A/C was ok but I was glad to have taken my blancket with me before.
I came back in the seating train, but I think the bus is so much better..
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