a very good system of public and private transport in Egypt. Domestic
air travel is clearly the quickest way to get around, although it
is probably only worth considering if you have lots of money and
little time. Otherwise the transport options include buses, trains,
boats, and even camels, donkeys and horses.
you're claustrophobic or have a weak stomach you might be uncomfortable
traveling on the buses and trains, but they are a great way to meet
local people and get a feel for the culture. Buses service virtually
every town in Egypt and the 5000km of rail also connects just about
every town in the country from Aswan to Alexandria. You can also
hire service taxis which shunt car loads of passengers between towns
and cities. These vehicles are traditionally Peugeot 504s, however
Toyota minibuses are becoming popular as service taxis, and they
usually congregate at the train and bus stations. The drivers wait
until they're full (very full) before they budge.