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Flights to Alexandria (Egypt)

How to Find Cheap Flights to Alexandria

Cheap flights

Flights to Alexandria are easy to find. Simply search for “cheap flights from the U.K. to Alexandria” using the Skyscanner site.

Factors that determine price include how far in advance you book, which airline you are flying, and which airport you're flying out of. Use our Skyscanner search tool ahead of time to find cheap flights to Alexandria and sign up for the price alert option to take advantage of any beneficial price changes.

When to Book

To avoid crowds, you should research the ever-changing Hajj pilgrimage time frame. The Hajj is determined through lunar timing, like Easter in the Christian calendar. The annual pilgrimage invites considerable traffic in the Muslim world and creates crowded airports, cities, and roads. Many experienced travellers avoid Alexandria during the hottest months between May and August, and this cuts costs for flights and hotel stays.

Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.

There are no direct flights to Alexandria from the United Kingdom. However, Birmingham Airport (BHX), Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Manchester Airport (MAN) offer flights to Alexandria with just one stop along the way.

Airlines That Fly to Alexandria From the U.K.

There are several airlines that fly out of the U.K. to Alexandria. While none of them offer direct flights, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Saudi, and Aegean Airlines offer one-stop flights. For those who seek last-minute, cheap flights to Alexandria, Heathrow Airport offers the lowest prices.

Airports

Borg El Arab Airport (HBE), which is 25 miles from the city centre, is currently the main flight access to Alexandria.

The main transport used at Alexandria airport is the taxi service. Expect to haggle for a good price as bargaining comes with the territory. A bus schedule is available as are car rentals. However, if you do not know the language, taxi service is recommended.

When to Go

For the cheapest stay, the hot months of the summer are best. Spring, fall, and winter offer relatively cooler weather, which attracts hordes of visitors and drives up the cost.

November is the month for the annual Alexandria International Film Festival, one of the world’s top film events. Another crowd pleaser is the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, which happens in February and October.

What’s the Weather Like?

As one would expect in Alexandria, the weather is warm throughout the year. The hottest months are from May to October. Winter temperatures drop precipitously at night. If you visit in the winter, bring a little extra covering for your nighttime excursions.

City Guide: What to See and Do

Ancient Alexandria offers unlimited attractions for history buffs. Those who treasure Egyptian history can visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, located near the site of the ancient Alexandrian library. The building houses art exhibits and historical artifacts and features many events. The Montazah Palace Gardens and Fort Quaitbey also attract attention. In addition, the legendary Mamoura Beach features some of the best sunbathing in the world.

For more information on finding cheap flight to Alexandria, check out our Egypt travel guide.

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