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About Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH)

Serving Egypt’s popular Red Sea coast, Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located a short distance northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh city. Our Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport guide includes airport contact details, as well as information relating to terminal facilities, transportation options and nearby hotels.

Airport news:

Ongoing security concerns at the airport has caused numerous airlines to suspend services to Sharm el-Sheikh as of 2016. A long-planned third terminal, scheduled to become operational in 2015, is yet to open.


There are no information desks at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, but tour operator representatives are on hand to provide information for arriving holidaymakers.


Driving directions:

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is directly off the main El-Salam highway that runs northeast from central Sharm el-Sheikh. The total drive time from the city centre to the airport is approximately 15 minutes.

Airport Info

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Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located 18km (11 miles) northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh.

No. of terminals:

+20 69 360 1140

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Most arriving passengers transfer directly to their accommodation using transport arranged by their tour operator or hotel. Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is not particularly geared to the independent traveller and public transport is limited.

Shuttle:Public minibuses operate from outside Arrivals into Sharm el-Sheikh (journey time: 15 minutes) – but these generally don't depart until they are full. Expect to haggle over the fare.

Taxi:Regular taxis and tourist taxis (which charge double the fare) operate from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. The official regular taxi charges around E£40, but it's essential to negotiate with the driver before departing.

Terminal facilities


Banking and currency exchange facilities are located within the terminals, and several ATMs are dotted throughout.


Several cafés, restaurants and snack bars serving both local and international food can be found at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport.


There are numerous shops at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, including a newsagent/bookstore, souvenir retailers and jewellery shops. Duty-free shopping is also available. The traditional style bazaars here are excellent places to look for gifts before a flight home.


A cloakroom is available at the airport where passengers are able to store luggage for a short period. A lost and found office (tel: +20 69 360 1140) is also available, located in the arrival area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are currently no conference facilities within Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. However, such services are available at several large nearby hotels, including the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh (tel: +20 69 360 3555; located roughly 8km (5 miles) from the airport.

Communication Facilities:

Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. Several payphones for both domestic and international calls are also available.

Disabled facilities:

Facilities for disabled travellers are basic. Wheelchairs are available from the airline counters. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact both the airport (tel: +20 69 360 1140) and their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

Extensive short- and long-term secured parking is available outside both terminals.

Car rental:

Car hire operators Hertz and Thrifty are represented at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, along with a couple of local outfits. Other providers operate from resort hotels.

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