Hurghada was once a nondescript fishing village, but today its awesome beach landscape is populated with over 100 hotels, making the area and its incredible reef marine life accessible to international visitors. Make the most of your visit by exploring the area thoroughly via rental car. Book your car today!
While the peak summer months will certainly be quite hot, Hurghada is comfortable to visit year-round.
Arabic is the official language of Egypt, though English is widely spoken at tourist sites, and many Egyptians speak a wide range of the world’s languages, at least at the basic level. Road signs are typically in both Arabic and Latin alphabets, though basic reading knowledge of Arabic will be a huge help to you on any longer road trips!
Hurghada is located in the Eastern European Time Zone, UTC+2.
The currency is the Egyptian pound. Your best option for acquiring Egyptian pounds is taking advantage of the ATMs in major cities—unless of course you have a good head for calculations and are willing to haggle with any of the local currency exchange shops.
Automobile hire is available in 3 locations throughout Hurghada, the Hurghada International Airport (HRG), downtown, and on Aden Beach.
The ancient and modern city of Luxor is about 300 km southwest of Hurghada and provides visitors an excellent opportunity to experience the spectacular remnants of ancient Egypt while visiting the country. However, the highways between Hurghada and Luxor have long been considered one of the most dangerous highways in the world, so be sure to ask your hotel staff about current travel conditions before you embark.
Most Arab nationalities require no visa to visit Egypt, and many others, including Europeans, can simply purchase a visa upon arrival. Double check regulations before you leave, as some nationalities must apply for a visa before they depart for Egypt.
It’s rare for tourists to rent a car in Hurghada, even though public transportation is reduced to the white mini van microbuses and taxis that frequent the streets. If you want to be more mobile, ask your hotel receptionists for the best tips on driving in and around the city. Drive defensively whenever you come across traffic congestion, and keep an eye out for quickly changing road conditions.
Automobile hire in Hurghada typically starts at around $22 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Hurghada:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
While there is no seasonal variation in price for automobile hire in Hurghada, be sure to book you car within 3 months of your arrival date to get the best prices. The lowest prices for these short-term bookings are available through the agency Europcar, located at the Hurghada International Airport.
If you need to book your car farther in advance, book from Avis’s downtown location, where 8% discounts often drive prices down to around $32 a day.
You can also typically save around $8 a day by extending your rental period to over a week.