Cheap Flights to Sharm El Sheikh

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When is the best time to visit?

Peak season:

Thanks to the excellent weather, the peak season in Sharm El Sheikh is long, running from April to October. Though the hottest months of June to August can be unbearable elsewhere in Egypt, the breeze at the coast means that tourists continue to book flights to Sharm El Sheikh throughout this time. During the month of July, Sharm El Sheikh hosts their annual International Shopping and Tourism Festival. Aiming to boost tourism, various discounts are offered at shops and staff, as well as hotel rates and restaurant prices being reduced. This event attracts lots of people as it is a great time to visit due to the buzzing atmosphere and excellent bargains.

Shoulder season:

March to May and September to October are good times to take a cheap flight to Sharm El Sheikh if you are looking for a bit more peace. The temperatures are still high, but the beaches will be less crowded. Shem al Nessim is the first day of the new spring which is celebrated on the first Monday after the Coptic Easter in March. During this national holiday, expect many shops and businesses to be closed. If you're in Sharm El Sheikh during April, head to the International Camel Competition to see an alternative to horse racing. The event sees some of the region's best camels compete against each other, with the hope of winning the title of 'Fastest camel in the whole of Sinai'.

Off season:

Though it remains warm year-round, there can be rain from November to February. Many visitors like to find and book cheap flights to Sharm el Shiekh during this time as it is less hot.

Why visit?

The days when Sharm el Sheikh was a quiet fishing village are long gone. Take a flight to Sharam El Sheikh today and see a plethora of divers, water enthusiasts and sun worshipers travel to the city to explore its warm sea and relax on its sandy beaches. Located on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, the scenery surrounding Sharm El Sheikh is quite spectacular and unique.

The accommodation offered vary from luxury five star hotels to budget-friendly places. No matter where you stay, Sharm El Sheikh is a lively city with plenty to do during the day and at night. The proximity to one of the best dive sites in the world at Ras Mohammed Marine National Park, coupled with plenty of local bars and nightclubs to enjoy, make Sharm El Sheikh a popular destination. There is also an abundance of other watersports, shopping, restaurants and spas.

If you want to get out of town and see the awe-inspiring desert expanse beyond, a camel trek or Sinai Desert quad biking adventure is easy to arrange. Famed Biblical location Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery are great for sightseeing trips, and if you are planning a family trip the Cleo Park and Aqua Blue water parks will be sure to please kids. Both families and individual travellers are often looking for cheap flights to Sharm El Sheikh.

Getting around Sharm El Sheikh

Taxis and hotel shuttles are the easiest option to get around. Make sure you pre-book and agree a fare beforehand.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH) is located 11 miles away from Sharm El Sheikh and offers regular transportation by private minibuses with drop-off points on demand. Many hotels will also arrange a shuttle service so enquire on booking. Taxis are also available if you prefer a direct non-stop transfer.

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How much do things cost in Sharm El Sheikh?

Restaurants
Cheap meal
£ 4.19
3 course meal for 2
£ 20.96
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 3.35
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 1.47
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 48.43
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 50.30
Transport
1 mile taxi journey
£ 0.27
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 0.84
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 5.03
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.19
Markets
1 litre of milk
£ 0.70
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 2.01
Bottle of wine
£ 3.56
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1.26
How much does an apartment cost in Sharm El Sheikh?
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 272
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 440
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 238
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 155

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  • Use your evenings to enjoy Sharm el-Sheikh’s bars and restaurants before dancing the night away in a local nightclub
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  • Get a short flight to Cairo and visit the Great Pyramid, the Sphinx and many other of Egypt’s historical wonders
  • Go scuba diving at Shark’s Bay amidst some of the most beautiful coral reefs to be found anywhere in the world
  • Basking on the Red Sea’s sandy beaches in average 28° temperatures will give you an envious beach holiday suntan
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  • Spend your time in the sea having fun enjoying the magnificent variety of water sports Sharm el-Sheikh has to offer
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