Luxor, in Arabic Al-Uqsur, is a city on the bank of the Nile River. It is on the site of the pharaohs' capital, the ancient city of Thebes. In Luxor, you will find some of the most impressive landmarks in Egypt with sheer size.
Luxor is a gateway to one of the most visited sights in Egypt, the Valley of the Kings. The sphinxes are a true masterpiece, so the best place to visit and make memorable photos is the Avenue of the Sphinxes. Colossi of Memnon are two giant sandstone statues that are standing as guardians of the ancient temple of Colossi.
Don't miss to visit the Temple of Merneptah that was destroyed and reconstructed again. Another temple on your itinerary should be the Temple of the SETI I, one of the largest temples in Thebes that dates back to the 13th century BC.
Public transportation in Luxor
The public transportation in Luxor includes buses and coaches. The bus station behind Luxor Temple is the departure point for many routes. Several bus routes run on the east bank, and mainly locals use the services. Tourists prefer horse carriages for tours around the city.
Luxor taxis are the primary transportation mode on the west bank, and they mostly serve ferry passengers. Alternatively, motorboats connect both banks of the Nile River and provide a quicker, but more expensive way to cross the river.
City taxis are abundant and have reasonable prices. Since the government has constrained the use of taxis older than 20 years, all licensed Luxor taxi vehicles are modern and air-conditioned. They don't charge by the meter, but standard taxi fares apply.
The railway service is excellent for intercity travels, and it is a considerably cheaper alternative for travelling along the Nile. Morning and sleeping trains depart from the railway station near Luxor Temple. Regular trains run to several destinations, including Cairo to the north and Aswan to the south.
Since the fuel is exceptionally cheap, it is very convenient to rent a car in Luxor. Most of the car rentals companies have representative offices at the Luxor International Airport.
Luxor airport transfer options
Luxor International Airport (LXR) is the gateway for arriving in Luxor, Egypt. As Luxor is a popular tourist destination, the airport serves many charter airlines. The airport is 6 km from the city, and you can take an airport taxi or pre-book a private Luxor airport transfer.
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