Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.

9 Comments

  1. Alejandra
    25 Jul 2018 @ 7:38 am

    Hi Amanda! I am a solo traveler that just wanted to update your information since I crossed the Taba border from Israel to Sinai yesterday and I saw there is some important changes!

    Now the prices are:

    Taba border tariff – 400 EGP ( I know it’s a huge change!!)
    Bus from Taba to Dahab – 60 EGP
    Bus from Taba to Sharm El Sheikh – 85 EGP

    Egyptian Visa for 1 month that I got on the consulate of Egypt in Eilat – 150 NIS ( took my one morning from 10 to 12 to get it but they were telling me that normally it is ready for the next day)

    I didnt check the Taba border tariff when you go to Israel so it’s only this information I have I hope you find it usefull

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    • Amanda | LVV Travel
      25 Jul 2018 @ 9:20 pm

      Hi Alejandra, THANK YOU so much for sending through updated info for us. We have updated the post. Really appreciate it!

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      • Alejandra
        28 Jul 2018 @ 7:24 pm

        Your welcome! I found so helpful your post that I would love to help you and other travelers like me looking for update info 😉

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  2. Ankita
    29 Jun 2018 @ 7:51 pm

    Hi Amanda, this was really helpful. We are going to take this route in November, but are travelling with a 1 year old. How is the taxi service at either sides of the border, if we do not wish to take the bus?

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    • Amanda | LVV Travel
      2 Jul 2018 @ 5:52 pm

      Hi Ankita! Sorry for the late reply, your comment was marked as spam so I missed it. Taxi services are definitely available on both sides of the border so no issues there. On the Israeli side, you’re looking at paying around 60-70 NIS (approx $20 USD) from Eilat – pretty expensive! I’m not sure how much the taxi will cost on the Egyptian side but will make some enquiries when I am there next week and let you know! Are you going to Sharm? Thanks. Amanda

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    • Amanda | LVV Travel
      25 Jul 2018 @ 9:11 pm

      Hi Ankita, updated info for you! We took a taxi from Dahab to the border (Egyptian side) and paid 700 EGP ($40 USD). It’s better if you book a day in advance and I would suggest calling your hotel to book. I can get a contact number for a driver as well if you like. Let me know! Amanda

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  3. Cristina
    27 May 2018 @ 4:31 pm

    The reason why you haven’t found any up to date information about the Eilat – Taba border crossing is because everything is in Hebrew haha. The Bedouin holiday camps on the east coast of South Sinai are incredibly popular among Israelis. People who aren’t Israeli or Egyptian don’t usually go there and it’s hard too as nobody speaks English.
    Though I’ve never traveled all the way from Israel to Sharm El Sheikh, we are told that it’s kinda dangerous but I don’t know wether that’s true or not. I mean, just from Taba to the Bedouin Camp we went (only 70km away from the border) we passed like 5 or more checkpoints from the Egyptian army.
    So, how was it? Did you feel like it was safe? Was the bus alright? And did you take a flight from SES to Cairo?
    Sorry for all the questions but I’d love to visit Cairo some time but flights are too expensive.

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    • Amanda | LVV Travel
      27 May 2018 @ 11:03 pm

      Hahaha, that must be why!! Well, I’m very happy to put out information in English then because it was such a struggle. I didn’t find it dangerous at all! The bus from Taba to Sharm was fairly empty and basically only had male passengers. I was glad to be travelling with my husband and a friend. She said to me that she wouldn’t have felt comfortable if she were travelling alone. We also passed a lot of checkpoints but never had our documents checked – they only checked Egyptians. The bus was fine. Just got annoying when they started smoking. From SES to Cairo we also took a bus and booked with go bus. The bus was an overnight bus and there were checkpoints where we had to get off for them to check bags a few times. Waaaay cheaper than flying and definitely safe!!

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      • Cristina
        29 May 2018 @ 11:11 pm

        I know right! Somebody really needed to put out this information in English – thanks for doing that.
        Alright, thank you very much for the information! Now I just need to convince my boyfriend that it’s safe haha.

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