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bike on ferry crossing egypt to sudan (aswan to wadi halfa)?

has anyone taken a motorbike on the ferry from aswan to wadi halfa in either direction? i know there is a passenger ferry that leaves once a week but have no idea if it will fit two xtz's plus luggage! have also heard of a car ferry but it only leaves once a month and is very expensive? is this true? anybody done it?

we are currently in sinai, egypt, and dont want to get stuck in aswan for a month!
help please!!
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Two bikes on the ferry is no problem, it can take at least 4, maybe more..

Cars normally go on a barge, no time-schedule and expensive...

Good luck and keep going before it gets hotter. If you follow the Nile from Wadi Halfa you will be able to get water and some food :-))

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hi riders
welcome in egypt.
my name is omar ,and i 'm also motorbiker.so if you need any help you can contact me,my mobile is (002)0101703058.if you just want any help just give me a call.also i have a place for you if you want to take afew days rest,and i have a save place for your motorbikes,its free,no money at all,i'm a biker ,and i used to travel alot ,and alot did help me on the road before.i leave in alexandria by the way.
about the ferry,its easy to put your bikes on,and its big enough for your luggage,so dont worry
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hey,
i just saw your site,i will may need some informations from you,cause i'm planning a trip,from france via italy,austria,hungary,and easterneurope,to egypt.it will be in 2 month from now,so i hope i can see you here.
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success! the aswan - wadi halfa ferry leaves egypt every monday and can fit at least two fully loaded XTZs (though prob not more than 4). lifting bikes by hand and riding through passenger entrance is involved but not impossible. mahmood at the aswan moon restaurant in town in aswan is a great help for customs. cost is about US$15 per person and US$25 per bike. if you are more than a couple of bikes, the only other option is the vehicle ferry that also leaves once a week (if there are enough vehicles) and is much more expensive (US$1000 for the boat split by however many vehicles you can find to share - but only one passenger allowed per vehicle, others must use the passenger ferry.) passenger ferry is 18hrs approx, vehicle ferry is three days approx.

thanks omar for the advice and the invitation, sorry to have missed you but did not read your message until after we left alexandria,
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A long long trip...

Hello Omar, how are you?

I find you on the Horizons Unlimited web site.
I'm planing a trip all around Mediterranium Sea. I'm leaving from Portugal to Spain. Then take the ferry from Spain to Algeria. Then Tunisia, Lybia, Egypt, Jordania, Turkey, greece and so on untill back home.
I need to know if there was any way to go from Egypt to Jordania carying the motorbike.
Do you have some information that you can gave me?

Please reply for my email: luissantossanchez@gmail.com

Thank so much

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hi riders
welcome in egypt.
my name is omar ,and i 'm also motorbiker.so if you need any help you can contact me,my mobile is (002)0101703058.if you just want any help just give me a call.also i have a place for you if you want to take afew days rest,and i have a save place for your motorbikes,its free,no money at all,i'm a biker ,and i used to travel alot ,and alot did help me on the road before.i leave in alexandria by the way.
about the ferry,its easy to put your bikes on,and its big enough for your luggage,so dont worry
takecare ,
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Note that Omar's post is from 2003. You should contact the HU communities for up to date information.

Yes, there is a ferry. I think it runs every day. It's a short ride and no big deal at all.
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ferry from Egypt to Jordan

Hi Barbas
how are you?
well the ferry boat runs i think daily and there is fast one and slow one,both take it in few hours ,i took the slow one and that was few years ago
you can find all info you want on that site

Arab Bridge Maritime

to contact them by phone :
ECairo Office
Tel:0020-2- 2620036
Nuweiba Office
Tel: 0020-69-3520365

Canal Shipping Agency
Cairo Tel: 0020-2-5778310
Alexandria Tel: 0020-3-4862067
Sharm El-Sheikh Tel: 0020-69-3661502
Sweiss Tel: 0020-62-3330406
Port Said Tel: 0020-66-3245849
Nuweiba Tel: 0020-69-3520472
Egypt

and in Jordan
Headquarters - Aqaba
Tel: 00962-3-2092000
Fax: 00962-3-2092001

Passengers Terminal – Aqaba Port
Tel: 00962 -3-2013891
TeleFax: 00962-3-2013240

Aqaba Office
Tel: 00962-3-2013237
Fax: 00962-3-2092001

Amman Office
Tel: 00962-6-5859554
Fax: 00962-6-5859455

Customer Care Unit
Tel: 00962-6-5506040
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Hi again Omar,

Well, i'm planing my trip and i need some advices from you... can we talk by email, just for simplify?

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Hi B
sure you can mail me
my mail is here or i can send it to you again
omamrmansourr athotmail.com

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Ferry Aswan to Wadi Halfa

Hi Omar,

With 2 friends (3 bikes), we're planning to join capetown from bordeaux in France via tunisia and lybia. Departure is for next january.
Could you tell me if the ferry in aswan is still leaving on monday or if the timetable has changed. Do you think we can put 3 bikes on the passenger ferry, and if not what are the days of departure for the vehicle ferry ?
Lots of questions...

If we stop in alexandria, it could be nice to meet...

Thanks

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Ferry Aswan to Wadi Halfa - dates

Omar, or anybody...

If the ferry leaves on monday, is it possible to do all the paper work on sunday or do we have to be in aswan on saturday or friday ?

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Omar, or anybody...

If the ferry leaves on Monday, is it possible to do all the paper work on Sunday or do we have to be in Aswan on Saturday or Friday ?

Paul
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early is better ,as lots of routine paper here paper there ,better to be in Aswan by Friday ,unless you don't mind to stay another week waiting for the next ferry
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