Sharm el-Sheikh Airport

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH)


Sharm el-Sheikh Airport is an airport well known by many holidaymakers from across Europe. The airport, also known as Ophira Airport, is the gateway to Egypt's popular Sharm el-Sheikh and Dahab resorts.

A number of charter companies and low-cost carriers offer cheap flights to Sharm el-Sheikh. The small airport handles over seven million passengers each year and although there are often complaints about dirty facilities and luggage theft, it is still Egypt's second busiest airport.


Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located 11 miles (18km) north-east of Sharm el Sheikh centre, near Ras Nasrani.

Getting to the city

Regular taxis and tourist taxis, which are known to charge almost double that of regular ones, can be found at the taxi rank outside the arrivals area. Blue and White taxis are the only ones allowed to go into the town centre of Naama Bay. Minibuses also operate to Sharm el Sheikh and leave once full. The journey to Sharm el-Sheikh centre is approximately 20 minutes.




Tel: 069 362 3353.

Car rental

Car rental is available from the airport from Thrifty.


There are 2 ATMs in the arrivals hall, cafes, restaurants, banking and currency exchange facilities, news agent, jewellery shop and a souvenir shop. There are also disabled facilities. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.


Short- and long-term parking is available.


A number of major airlines operate flights to Sharm el Sheikh including British airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, bmi, Jet2.com, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Air Tanzania, Austrian Airlines, Egyptair, Swiss Airlines, Condor, easyJet, Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Royal Jordanian.


Free wi-fi is available in the terminal buildings.

Business Lounges

No business facilities are available.

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.