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Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Alexandria El Borg Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport security is loose by western standards and I was allowed in with a 1,5L bottle of water.
- AnnaOnTheRoad

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Borg El Arab Airport.

What to Expect

  • A single-terminal international airport with three floors.
  • There is a duty-free shop and a food court, but not much in the way of entertainment. The airport is out in the middle of the desert, about an hour from the city center, with not much in between. Once you are at the airport, you are limited to what’s at the airport.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Alexandria Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Alexandria Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Alexandria Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Africana Hotel - (10 minutes from the airport) The hotel can arrange for an airport shuttle. ($) » Check Rates
  • Radisson Blu - (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available upon request via email. » Check Rates
  • Iberotel Borg El Arab - (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Alexandria Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, please write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available, along with a selection of retail shops.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining options.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at editor@sleepinginairports.com
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of February 2018, Alexandria Borg airport is served by the following airlines: British Airways • Emirates

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


For safety reasons, use only the metered taxis available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. At the time of 2016 update, the approximate fare for a one-way trip between the airport and Alexandria is around 130 - 160 LE. Unfortunately, we do not have the current rate.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .