Luxor, Egypt

Want to combine a beach holiday with culture? Fly to the south of Egypt and enjoy the treasures of Luxor!

Luxor is paradise on earth for culture enthusiasts. Located on the banks of the Nile, this city is filled with historic gems, from traces of the pharaohs and mysterious frescos to stately temples and impressive tombs. The most famous site is the Valley of the Kings, with the tomb of Tutankhamun. Or perhaps Luxor Temple. Its entrance alone, lined with sphinxes, is a truly unique site!

When can you fly to sunny Luxor?

You can enjoy a sun-drenched beach holiday in Egypt all year round. The temperatures always average above 20 degrees, even in the winter. The golden beaches are perfect for relaxing, and allow you to enjoy views of the beautiful Red Sea and explore its impressive underwater world. Take a break from the beach for a day and take a cruise along the Nile, an unforgettable experience! Book your flight to Luxor today!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Luxor Airport is located about 6 km from the city centre. The only form of transport to/from the airport is by taxi.
  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are outside, in front of the arrival hall. Agree on a fixed price with your taxi driver in advance in order to prevent any unpleasant surprises.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Luxor: 
  • Bus

    Want to explore all the historical sights in Luxor? Try the city’s extensive bus network. There are various bus lines that run along the Nile Valley, the oasis in the western desert and the Red Sea coast. Just perfect!
  • Train

    The railway station is located in the centre of Luxor. From there, you can travel to many places, including lovely Cairo.
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi anywhere on the street in Luxor. You will find taxi ranks at busy places, such as the railway station.

Important information

  • You need a visa to enter Egypt.
  • If you have been in a country with yellow fever seven days before your arrival in Egypt, you are required to be vaccinated against yellow fever. 
  • It is recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and DTP. This is not obligatory.
  • We advise against drinking tap water in Luxor. Should you wish to drink water, it is best to buy bottled mineral water at one of the supermarkets.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport. Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months upon your return.

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
In winter, it is 1 hour later in Luxor than it is in the Netherlands. 


The currency used in Luxor is the Egyptian Pound (EGP).

Duration of flight

The flight to Luxor lasts approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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