Hurghada International Airport, situated in the downtown area of the coastal city of Hurghada, is the gateway to Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera. Originally opened in 1966 to receive tourists that were not travelling to Cairo, Hurghada Airport is important for leisure flights, specifically from Europe.
Hurghada International Airport (IATA code: HRG) is the second busiest airport in Egypt and the hub airport for Air Cairo and EgyptAir Express. Flights to Hurghada International Airport are available from a variety of international airlines, such as EasyJet, Austrian Airlines and EgyptAir. HRG is within a 20-minute drive from the city centre of Hurghada.
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General Information About Hurghada International Airport
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Hurghada International Airport is the second busiest airport in Egypt, after Cairo International Airport. This airport was opened in 1966 to give tourists quicker access to Egypt’s eastern coastline. Hurghada Airport was expanded in 2014 to accommodate 13 million passengers annually, ensuring more travellers get to enjoy the picturesque beaches of Hurghada.
Hurghada International Airport ensures you will have fond memories of your time in this coastal city with many souvenir shops located at the terminal. At the departure zone, you can also browse the collection of perfumes, alcohol and confectionary products that are available in duty-free shops.
Make sure to check the baggage restrictions. Hurghada Airport’s arrival area includes a cloakroom to store your luggage.
Hurghada International Airport includes several cafés, bars and one restaurant, where you can enjoy a variety of different meal options.
Hurghada International Airport offers passengers a luxuriously furnished VIP lounge, which has to be reserved beforehand. Free snacks and international magazines are available in this area.
Hurghada Airport includes currency exchange offices and a bank department in the air terminal. Additionally, there are numerous 24-hour ATMs and a post office at the airport.
Sol Y Mar Ivory Suites
This 3-star hotel is within a 10-minute drive from the Hurghada International Airport. Amenities include an outdoor pool, breakfast, beach shuttle, air conditioning, laundry service, restaurant and bar/lounge.
Mercure Hurghada Hotel
This 4-star hotel is located within a 15-minute drive of the Hurghada Airport. Amenities include breakfast, spa services, airport shuttle, 3 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants and 2 poolside bars. Free Wi-Fi in the lobby and free parking are also available.
This 5-star hotel is a brief 15-minute drive from the Hurghada International Airport. Amenities included are 3 outdoor tennis courts, airport shuttle, Wi-Fi in the lobby, 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges. Additionally, this hotel offers a free children’s club, free area shuttle, free internet and free parking.
To exchange money in Egypt, you will need a valid passport and visa.
Currency exchange offices are available in the air terminal.
Passenger car parking is available next to the air terminal. Short-term (24 hours) and long-term parking (more than 24-hours) bays are available. Short-term parking bays are just in front of the air terminal and long-term parking bays are located inside the parking area.
Travelling to and from the airport
Hurghada International Airport is located 13km southwest of Hurghada’s city centre. Taxis, buses and car hire options are available to transport you from the airport to your destination.