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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 main 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 millions of passengers each year and, although there are sometimes complaints about things such as luggage theft and congestion, it is one of Egypt's busiest airports and is fairly well equipped.


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

Getting to the city

Regular and tourist taxis (which charge double the fare) are available; travellers can also arrange transfer by shuttle bus through their hotels or travel companies.


GMT +2


Tel: 069 362 3304.

Car rental

Car rental is available from the airport.


There are ATMs throughout the airport, cafes, restaurants, banking and currency exchange facilities, several duty-free shops and a range of retail and souvenir shops. There are also disabled facilities. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.


Short- and long-term parking is available.


Wifi 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.