How to get from one bank of the Nile to the other in Luxor

Publish date: 26-01-2023
How to get from one bank of the Nile to the other in Luxor

There are no bridges connecting the two banks of the Nile In the center of Luxor. The only bridge is located at a distance of about 10 km from the city center. 

There are several ways to get to the other side of the river, let's look at them in more detail.


The ferry is the most budget option.

Price for tourists: 5 EGP

According to the locals, the ferry operates 24h a day (during the day the ships run frequently and without problems, but we did not check at night time).

The interval of movement is approximately 20-30 minutes.

Travel time is approximately 5-10 minutes.

Ferry pier is located near the Luxor Museum of Antiquities. In the photo above, locals board a ferry on the east bank of the Nile.

Ferry crossing on the map:

Motor boats and feluccas

Motor boats are another popular way for tourists to get to the other side of the Nile.

The cost depends on how much you bargain with the owner of the boat. Walking along the promenade, you will surely receive several offers.

We were offered a motor boat for 25 EGP for a small group.

As for the feluccas, it's more of a fun ride. A felucca ride will definitely cost more than a motorboat ride. We don’t know for sure if the feluccas are ferried from one coast to the other, but in any case, when riding a felucca, you will depend on the wind. If there is no wind, there may be problems getting somewhere at the right time.


Take a taxi and drive across the bridge. In our opinion, this is the least interesting and the longest option.


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