Car Hire at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport
This information is correct as of September 2015
Hire a car at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport to get a little more out of your Egyptian adventure. Forget coach trips and expensive taxis, with your own rental car you can explore the Red Sea coast at your own pace.
Where to hire a car at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt all offer car hire from Sharm el-Sheikh Airport.
Petrol stations near Sharm el-Sheikh Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There's a Mobil petrol station in Na'ama Bay, less than 15 minutes drive from the airport. This is probably the most convenient place to top up if you're coming from the resort.
Driving around Sharm el-Sheikh Airport
You can either drive into the resort using the dual carriageway ring road or by using the smaller local roads. Egyptian drivers have a bad reputation. Whether these negative stereotypes are true or not, it's important to keep your wits about you and drive defensively. Make sure you're comfortable with the controls of your rental vehicle before leaving the airport parking lot. We also recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav, especially if you're planning any longer day trips away from the resort.
Getting to your destination
When you hire a car Egypt is your oyster. We've put together a quick guide on reaching the most popular places from Sharm el-Sheikh Airport.
World-class diving and snorkelling combine with luxurious resort hotels and a reputation for fantastic nightlife to make Sharm el-Sheikh a top destination for sun seeking travellers. Whether you're visiting with family, friends, or your partner, you'll find plenty to keep you happy in Sharm.
It takes about 15 minutes to drive into the centre of Sharm el-Sheikh from the airport. Most of the hotels in Sharm el-Sheikh have guest car parks, which takes a lot of the stress out of finding a space. It's wise to confirm with the hotel whether the car park is on-site, or whether you will need to walk a small distance.
Away from the glitz and glamour of Sharm el-Sheikh you'll find the laid back coastal town of Dahab, a favourite with indie travellers and fans of wind based water-sports.
It takes just over an hour and ten minutes to drive to Dahab. Lots of hotels here also have free car parking for guests.
Part of the Red Sea Riviera, Taba Heights is a luxurious development complete with a casino, a plethora of high end hotels, and a few water sport centres. It's a popular stopping point en route to the Jordan ferry.
It takes about two and three quarter hours to drive to Taba Heights from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. Car parking facilities are offered by the majority of hotels in the area.