El Arish International Airport, which continues its operations in 10 kilometers south of El Arish, an important port city in Egypt, carries over 6 thousand Egyptian and Palestinian prospective pilgrims to the hold land annually. As of 2012, there is one terminal building at El Arish International Airport where there are also flights to other Middle Eastern countries especially Jordan.
El Arish International Airport is very close to the city center and you can easily reach the city center by taxi or by car in a short time. There is no public transport linking the airport and El Arish city center.
It is possible to reach the city center in less than twenty minutes by taking a taxi at the exit of the airport. Make sure your driver understands where you want to go and agree on the fare in advance. Be sure to bargain as taximeter devices are not used in the taxis and especially high prices are asked from foreigners.
You can rent a car at the airport if you need a vehicle to make your journey easier during your stay. You can reach the city center of El Arish in 18-20 minutes by car via motorway 55. You should be careful when driving a car because many drivers in the city do not care about traffic rules.Last Updated: 15 Jan 2017
The distance between the city center and El Arish International Airport is quite short. For this reason you can go to the airport by taxi or rental car. There is no public transportation to the airport.
It's easy to find a taxi in the city. Many people with private vehicles can act like taxis if there are passengers. It is advisable for passengers to take a taxi from a reliable taxi stand. If you are staying in an accommodation center, ask the receptionist to call you a reliable and formal taxi. As taximeter devices are not used in the taxis, ask about the fare before you get on, negotiate if possible and make an agreement on the fare by shaking hands. It takes 18-20 minutes by taxi to go to El Arish International Airport from the city center.
You can find many local companies renting cars in the center of El Arish. If you are staying at a hotel or if you have some contacts in the city, you can ask them to recommend you a reliable company for renting a car. You can reach the airport in less than twenty minutes under normal traffic conditions, via motorway 55 from the city center and following the airport signs. Be careful about careless drivers who might break the rules.
El Arish International Airport, 10 kilometers south of the center of El Arish, serves at a building with traces of local architecture. The density of the flights is increasing at the airport especially for Muslims, during the pilgrimage period. Apart from charter flights from El Arish International Airport, there are regular flights to Oman, Cairo and Jeddah. Because the airport is very close to the Gaza border, there may be occasional problems about flights. Passengers are advised to check the airport condition continuously prior to their flight. Standard services are provided to the passengers at the airport where there is a small cafeteria.Last Updated: 15 Jan 2017
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You can use Yasser Arafat Intl. Airport as an alternative to El Arish International Airport.