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Buses are used as a prominent means of travelling to Egypt from the neighbouring countries of Israel and Jordan. In Israel, buses for Egypt are usually available from the bus stations in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. These buses travel to Eilat, from where one can cross the border to reach Taba. From there, one can take a bus to Cairo or Sinai.

For travelling from Jordan to Egypt, a direct bus is operated by the Jordan Express Tourist Transport (JETT), which is a state-owned bus company. Leaving from the bus terminal in Amman, this bus takes approximately 19 hours to reach Cairo. To other major cities and towns within Egypt, buses are easily available from Cairo.

The long-distance bus network in Egypt is generally operated by government-owned companies. Upper Egypt Bus Company is the most popular bus carrier in Egypt connecting Cairo to Aswan and Luxor. West Delta Bus Company (Cairo-Alexandria) and El Gouna (Cairo-El Gouna-Hurghada) are among other popular bus operators.

Among other old companies are Super Jet, which operated buses from Cairo to Dahab, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada and Luxor. Other carriers, running buses between distinct cities and towns of Egypt, include Pullman, Golden Arrow and East Delta.

Cairo is mostly served by two major bus stations -- Midan Ramses and Cairo Gateway, formerly known as Turgoman. From these two stations, tourists can take a bus to any destination within the country, most common of which include Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh.

From Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel, buses for Cairo leave early in the morning, on all days. Passengers have to change buses at Taba while coming from Eilat. The crossing from Taba to Eilat is open 24 hours a day. Buses from Jordan to Egypt are also available on all days.

For travelling from Taba to various Egyptian cities, two or three buses are available every day, one each in the morning, afternoon and sometimes in the evening. Tourists have to stay in either Eilat or Taba, when arriving in the evening. A tax of 489.53 INR is charged after leaving the bus terminal at Taba.

Buses travelling within Egypt serve all towns, but the luxury ones usually run between major cities and tourist destinations like Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Hurghada and Aswan. Charges of buses from Cairo to other parts vary between 197.39 INR and 328.98 INR (to Alexandria), 388.31 INR (to Hurghada) and 657.50 INR (to Luxor or Aswan).

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