The city of Saint Catherine is in the South Sinai Governorate in Egypt. The city is at an elevation of 1596 meters above sea level, at the foot of Sinai Mountains and Saint Catherine's Monastery, located near Nuwebia, at the edge of the El Tur Mountains. Saint Catherine's Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Sinai and this is considered the beginning of the city. Saint Catherine City is one of the newest townships in Egypt with all amenities of a modern place.
The city, which has several schools, college, hospital, police, fire brigade, bank and other important institutions, live in a desert climate. The city is cold at night and its humidity is very low. High altitude mountains surrond the city with many smaller valleys leading from the basin to the mountains. Summers are mild and winters are cold. The city is rich in water resources and makes use of this by trading it.
Saint Catherine International Airport is used only for military flights. For this reason, passengers traveling to the region can prefer Cairo International Airport or Sharm El Sheikh Airport. It is possible to take advantage of many alternatives such as shuttle, bus, taxi and car rental for travelling to Saint Catherine city center from the both airports. The cost of shuttles in the country is generally affordable and you can opt for one of these vehicles to travel to Saint Catherine and its surrounding area provided that you make a reservation in advance.
Taxis and rental cars are costlier than shuttles with the effect of the relatively long distance. No matter which vehicle you choose, you can make a reservation in advance for the vehicle you prefer and reach Saint Catherine and the nearby area without wasting any time.
You can travel to the center of Saint Catherine by using a taxi that you will see in front of the terminals when you land at Cairo International Airport or Sharm El-Sheikh Airport which is another alternative that you can prefer for the transportation to the region. However, the cost of travelling to the center by taxi may be high since the both airports are not close to the region. When you land at Cairo International Airport, you can also easily find a taxi at late hours. By visiting the information desk at the airports, you can get information about the cost of travelling to the region by taxi, finding a taxi and other issues. Then, you can choose your transportation vehicle.
Passengers, who want to rent a car at Cairo International Airport or Sharm El-Sheikh Airport, can visit one of the car rental offices at the airport. If you make an online reservation in advance for a suitable vehicle, you can easily receive it in a short time even in the busiest periods. If you are visiting the region for the first time, you can take a navigation device or map with you in order to easily reach Saint Catherine and nearby places. If you are planning to stay at a hotel close to Saint Catherine, you can inform your hotel about your wish to rent a car. In this way, your hotel can make a reservation from one of the car rental companies located in Cairo or Sharm El-Sheikh.
Shuttles are among the preferred transportation options since they offer more budget-friendly and faster travel for passengers compared to taxis. You can get on a shuttle in front of the terminals of Sharm El-Sheikh Airport and Cairo International Airport and comfortably travel to Saint Catherine and nearby places. The amount you need to pay for benefitting from this service varies depending on the distance and the season travelled. You can get information about the updated shuttle fares by phone or over the internet and travel to Saint Catherine and nearby regions by using these comfortable vehicles.Last Updated: 27 Nov 2017
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Saint Catherine flights are organized to St. Catherine Intl. Airport.