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Wadi Halfa - Aswan Ferry (again) - Useful website

I have been looking into this as we plan to cross south to north in a couple of months time.

I came across this website (seems to be run by Mr Salah of the Nile River Company) and thought others may find it of interest. It posts current prices, schedules etc.

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I'd be interested to hear from anyone whose made the crossing from the Sudan side recently. How was it? Did you use Magdi? What does he charge now? Does anyone have recent contact details - most of the ones I've found on the forum seem to be quite old.

Also does anyone know if the schedules are affected by Ramadan - particularly Eid, as we may well be there around that time. Is there any likelihood of cancellations due to the holiday - or is it just likely to be very busy?
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More importantly, can we use the new bridge yet??? ;-)
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We took the ferry a couple of months ago. For 2 people sleeping on the deck (2nd class) of the passenger boat and a Landcruiser on the barge we paid US$425 to Magdi. We shared the barge with 3 other overlander vehicles. On the Egypt side we paid US$25 to the fixer (I think his name was Kamal). Both fixers I feel made things much easier for us and I'd recommend using them.
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