Sailing across the Red Sea: Ferry from Egypt to Jordan

Travelling to a completely new country with strangers all around can sometimes be daunting. Especially, when there is not so reliable information on the internet. I know that sounds stupid because Google has it all. But when we talk about Ferry from Egypt to Jordan you can only find many itineraries and not much detailed information.

Before actually heading to Egypt reading some blog posts and article can sometimes be very helpful.

 

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This article will be very helpful if you getting around in Egypt and taking a Ferry from Egypt to Jordan or vice-versa.

 

There did not seem to be a ton of information about how we can travel from this ferry from Egypt to Jordan on Red Sea by boat. What are the schedules? On which days it sails? Could I get visa on arrival? From where do I purchase tickets?

 

Don’t panic. Keeping reading to find out more on the same.

But before you take your next trip to Egypt, here is a much detailed and reliable article that you need to know before going.

EGYPT TO JORDAN

 

Nuweiba – Aqaba

 

Ferry Schedule?

This one day ferry from Nuweiba (Egypt) to Aqaba (Jordan) sails every day except Saturday.

 

Tickets?

A company called AB Maritime runs boats btw Nuweiba and Aqaba and has two categories of boats. The first one is a slow ferry and second is fast. The fast ferry costs an additional charge o USD $10.

The fast ferry runs twice daily and charges USD $70.

 

NOTE: You must pay in USD when buying a ticket as any other currency is not accepted. (There are no ATMs at Nuweiba port, so you must carry cash.)

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Purchase your tickets 2 hours before the sailing. Tickets must be bought at the AB Maritime office and not at Nuweiba port. Also, note that there are separate lines for Egyptians and foreigners due the paperwork for transportation services. After your paperwork, there is a large waiting room (immigration room) where you will get your passports checked.

 

The ferry is scheduled at 12:00pm but don’t be surprised if the scheduled ferry be delayed to 6:00pm. Bring in some snacks as there are limited options at the ferry. Buses will then take you to the ferry and do not forget to talk to the official if you have a non-Arabic passport. He will take you passport for collection once inside Aqaba port. But in Aqaba, the Single Entry Visa’s are Free.

 

Note that although ferry takes one hour to reach to the other side but it may take additional one hour due to load/unload the ferry. Be patient!

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JORDAN TO EGYPT

 

Aqaba – Nuweiba

 

Ferry Schedule?

This one day ferry from Aqaba (Jordan) to Nuweiba (Egypt) sails every day except Saturday.

 

Tickets?

A company called AB Maritime runs boats btw Aqaba and Nuweiba and has two categories of boats. The first one is a slow ferry and second is fast. The fast ferry costs an additional charge o USD $10.

The fast ferry runs twice daily and charges USD $70.

 

NOTE: You must pay in USD when buying a ticket as any other currency is not accepted. (There are no ATMs at Nuweiba port, so you must carry cash.)

 

Tickets must be bought at the AB Maritime office and not at Aqaba port.

Buses will then take you to the ferry and do not forget to talk to the official if you don’t have an Egyptian passport. He will take you passport for collection at the port. The Egyptian visa costs USD $15 at the port. But if you have one, then your passport will be stamped and returned.

 

After reaching to either Egypt or Jordan enjoy your day activities and have great fun!

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