Find Cheap Flights to Alexandria

How to Find Cheap Flights to Alexandria

You can find cheap flights to Alexandria if you book early. There are a number of factors that go into ticket pricing, including how far in advance you book and which airport you're flying out of.

 

Skyscanner can help you get a great rate on flights to Alexandria. Our search tool lets you check for the cheapest dates and months to fly. You can also sign up for a Price Alert to be notified of when ticket prices change. You can also find cheap hotel rooms in Alexandria using Skyscanner.

 

When to Book

There's no bad time to visit Alexandria since the area benefits from year-round warm weather. Since some people find the summer to be a bit too warm, you can often find great deals on last-minute flights to Alexandria between May and August. Also, be sure to look up when the Hajj season begins as many pilgrims on their way to Saudi Arabia fly through both Alexandria and Cairo on their journeys. Because Muslims follow a lunar calendar, this time changes every year.

 

Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.

While there are no airports that offer direct flights to Alexandria, there are still several airports that can get you there. Heathrow Airport (LHR) offers flights with just one or two stopovers.

 

Airlines That Fly to Alexandria From the U.K.

There are several airlines that offer cheap flights to Alexandria, including Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airlines and EgyptAir. The majority of last-minute flights to Alexandria fly out of Heathrow Airport.

 

Airports

Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE) is the major airport serving Alexandria. It's about 25 miles away from the heart of the city, and it handles more than 1.2 million passengers each year.

 

There are several ways to travel from Borg El Arab International Airport to the city proper. Along with taxis and buses, you can also rent a car at the airport from Europcar. Pickup services are also available if you make arrangements in advance.

 

When to Go

 

Visiting Alexandria during the spring, winter and fall is the best way to avoid the heat. Additionally, if you visit during the spring or fall, you can experience the Abu Simbel Sun Festival, which takes place in February and October.

 

What’s the Weather Like?

 

Unsurprisingly, Alexandria has warm weather throughout the year. Even during the middle of winter, temperatures remain fairly warm in Alexandria but can drop significantly during the winter and fall at night. Even so, you may want to bring a sweater if you go out after the sun sets. If your hotel room is on a high floor, the elevation combined with the ocean breeze can make your room remarkably cool.

 

City Guide: What to See and Do

 

Alexandria goes back to ancient times, and it used to be the home of one of the wonders of the world, the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria has been reincarnated as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which is on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Other places of historic interest are Fort Qaitbey, the Mustafa Kamel Necropolis and King Farouk Palace. You may also want to spend some time on the coast and visit Mamoura Beach.

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