car hire in Egypt

Tips for driving your rental car in Egypt

If you're travelling to Egypt, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Egypt is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Cairo counts 10,230,350 inhabitants. In Cairo lives 12% of the entire country's population, which counts over 85,200,000 inhabitants. In Egypt the language spoken most widespread is arabic but people also speak french. The time zone in Egypt is GMT+02:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Egypt is C / F and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Egypt is +20, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Egypt

With a fuel cost in Egypt averaging at 0,33 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Egypt shares its land borders with Israel, Libya, Sudan and Gaza Strip, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 85,395, which ranks Egypt as the 39th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Egypt there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Speed limits in town are 60 km/h and on motorways they are 100-120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Egypt, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt

Egypt boasts seven UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Memphis and its Necropolis ? the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur and the cultural site of Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.