|Airport of arrival:||Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Sharm El Sheikh:||2 hours 40 minutes|
Sharm El Sheikh is one of Egypt’s favorite holiday cities. The coastal resort town of the Red Sea is located on the Sinai Peninsula. Sharm el-Sheikh, selected by UNESCO as the world's best city for peace and beauty, combines the natural beauties of the Red Sea with advanced tourism facilities. The city is a popular holiday destination where underwater diving activities take place in the sea of rich coral reefs. Thanks to its tourism culture and location, you can find flights at affordable prices to Sharm el-Sheikh, where tourists from all over the world travel.
Sharm El Sheikh is the second biggest touristic city in the country after Cairo and there are many direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.
You can book your ticket in advance to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
About the Airport
Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport which is known to be the third-largest airports in the country. It is located is 18 km southeast of the city center.
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, which has been serving in civil aviation since 1979, is the third busiest airport in the country. As the interest in the city increases, the number of arrivals increases and the airport develops more and more every year. There are two terminals at the airport. The terminals have a total capacity of 10 million passengers per year and there are facilities at the airport where passengers can meet their needs.
Transport from Sharm El Sheikh Airport to the City Center
You can go to the city center from the airport by shuttle services, taxis, and private taxis.
Go Airport Shuttle services are arranged according to the arrival times of the flights to the airport. The shuttle service to the city center costs 20 Euros. Supershuttle services provide more luxurious transportation service and prices start from 25 Euros.
You can find a taxi at the airport around the clock. Unfortunately, there is no taximeter in taxis. For this reason, you need to negotiate the price by telling the driver in front of your location.
If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Since Sharm el Sheikh is a small city, transportation within the city is not well developed. Taxis are the most commonly used means of transportation. The most reliable official taxi company in town is G Taxi Cab. As we mentioned in taxis, taximeter is not found. You need to negotiate the price according to the distance of the location you want to go to.
Apart from the taxis, there are blue vans that have quite variable departure times. The minibusses passing through the tourist spots wait a long time at some stops and are therefore not preferred much.
The best option you can enjoy in Sharm el Sheikh is renting a car. For this, you can take advantage of the car rental services prepared by Pegasus Airlines.
Sharm El Sheikh is filled with different regions stretching along the beach. All of these regions have high-quality tourism facilities and hotels. Naama Bay is considered the tourist center of the city. Nabq Bay is the newest and most developed infrastructure. ElHadaba and SharksBay are especially suitable for tourists interested in water sports. Affordable accommodation options are available throughout the city. You can benefit from discounts on the hotel reservations made months in advance.
With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at affordable prices months in advance.
The cuisine of Sharm el-Sheikh is inspired by traditional Egyptian cuisine as well as French cuisine. It is rich in spices and uses many different ones such as cumin, coriander, cinnamon, anise, and cardamom. There are more vegetarian dishes than meat dishes in Sharm el-Sheikh cuisine. Medames and Molokhiya are among the famous dishes in the city.
You can have a look at What to Eat in Sharm El Sheikh page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.
We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Sharm El Sheikh more enjoyable and comfortable:
Egypt is a country that gives the right to visas in many countries. For this reason, depending on your passport, you can get a visa from one month to two months. You can also apply for a visa online and easily process your visa. Please refer to this link.
There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Sharm El Sheikh.
- Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (228 km)
- Qena, Egypt (250 km)
- Suez, Egypt (288 km)
- Luxor, Egypt (298 km)
Sharm El Sheikh has a harsh desert climate. The city is quite hot and dry during the summer months, although it is cooler in winter and does not get much rainfall. The average temperature in summer is between 28 degrees and 33 degrees. It falls to 18 degrees in average winter months. Autumn and spring temperatures are around 23 degrees.
- Country Code: +20
- Sharm El Sheikh Area Code: 69
- Airport Contact: +20 69 362 33 04
- English Language Emergency Line: 122
- Airport Shuttle Service: +20 69 362 33 04
Places to see
Sharm El Sheikh is located in the area of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Red Sea. The island of Tirana is a famous tourist town due to its close proximity to Ras Mohammed National Park and SS Thistlegorm where underwater diving activities and tours are organized. On the land, there are natural sandy beaches and the natural beauty of a desert called colorful canyon.
Sharm El Sheikh Moses, which has a historically important location, is close to Mount Sinai, which is believed that Prophet Moses has spoken to God. It also has important historical heritage such as al-Mustafa Mosque and St. Catherina Monastery.
To learn more about Sharm El Sheikh, you can have a look at Sharm El Sheikh Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.