Luxor International Airport (LXR) Information
Luxor International Airport is famous as the gateway to three of Egypt's most visited sights - the Valley of the Kings (just south of the city), the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the River Nile. Passenger throughput here now totals almost two million annually.
Formerly a somewhat dilapidated and often chaotic facility, Luxor Airport was totally revamped and updated in 2005 and is now ready to deal with over seven million travellers a year. For those whose international flights land in Cairo, there's a 45-minute domestic air shuttle service to Luxor.
Located to the east of the sprawling city, Luxor Airport is still the scene of confusion during the high season, but presents few problems to travellers during the rest of the year. Its carrier base is shared between low-cost airlines, holiday charter providers and several full-service airlines, including EgyptAir, Bahrain Air and Qatar Airways.
Seasonal and year-round direct flights are offered from major UK and European cities such as London
. The airport has two terminals, which are divided into domestic and international arrivals and departures halls, with passenger facilities available in both buildings. The newer International Terminal is set on three floors.
Luxor International Airport (LXR)
Address: Monshaat Al Amari, Luxor, Egypt, EG
Tel: +20 95 2323 767
Luxor International Airport is situated just 6 km / 4 miles from the city centre, where it has ten gates and almost 50 check-in desks in its new, air-conditioned International Terminal. It is situated adjacent to the busy Highway 02, which connects directly with the city and runs along the Nile's east bank.
Luxor Airport Guide
- ATMs can be found in the International Arrivals and Departures halls
- A bank is located on the main concourse and currency exchange desks are found in the International area
- VIP lounges are situated in the International Departures hall
- A first-aid station can be found in the public area, landside
- Duty free shops are located in the International Departures hall
- Car rental through Budget, Hertz, Thrifty, Alamo and Europcar
- Duty-paid shops selling traveller necessities, books, souvenirs and gifts are located in the landside areas of the International and Domestic terminals
- Cafés offering drinks, meals and snacks are found inside and outside the main complex
- An Internet café is located in the new terminal area
- Long-term and short-term parking spaces are found opposite the terminal entrance
- A business centre and baby / parent room are located in the new terminal
The route to the city centre from Luxor International Airport takes visitors along the east bank of the River Nile. This route often becomes crowded with traffic at peak times. Even so, the journey should only take around 15 minutes.
Local buses are the only public transport from the airport into central Luxor. They are inexpensive, although travellers will have to jostle for seats or be prepared to stand. By bus, the journey time is around 15 minutes.
Taxis are available outside the International Terminal Arrivals exit, although the Arrivals hall is packed with noisy taxi touts fighting for business. Avoiding them and heading to the taxi rank is highly recommended.