When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Sharm El Sheikh?
Both spring and autumn have warm weather, but it is often easier to find cheap flights to Sharm El Sheikh between November and February, as well as June and August, when the city experiences extremes in temperature, from a low of 18 degrees Celsius in the winter to 37 degrees Celsius in the peak of summer.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Sharm El Sheikh?
We recommend booking Sharm El Sheikh flights several months before departure in order to secure the best deals for your preferred travel dates. If you’re feeling spontaneous, there is usually a cheap last-minute flight to be found. If you’re a film buff, consider visiting at the beginning of March 2023 / 2024 as you’ll be able to catch the Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival.
Flying to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH)
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) is located northeast of the resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. It’s the third busiest airport in the country.
When booking flights to Sharm El Sheikh from London there are no direct return flights available, but it is possible to fly from London Heathrow to Sharm El Sheikh via Cairo with EgyptAir or via Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. This journey takes between seven and eight hours in total, including the two-hour layover. Sharm El Sheikh flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol have two or more stops in cities including Munich, Frankfurt, Brussels and Cairo.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
SSH consists of two terminal buildings, the newest of which was completed in 2007. Within the terminal complex, there are a wide array of amenities to cater to every need a traveller might have, including cafes, restaurants and a number of duty-free and souvenir shops. Also available are currency exchange services, international payphones and access to Wi-Fi. Car rental services can be found at the arrivals hall.
Getting to the City from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH)
Located just 18 kilometres from the seaside city, Sharm El Sheikh International Airport is well connected with the city centre. Car rentals and taxis are available upon arrival and will get you to the heart of Sharm El Sheikh in just over 10 minutes. Also available to passengers is a minibus shuttle service running between the airport and the centre. Be advised that public buses do not have regular fixed stops, rather passengers are required to tell the driver where they wish to be dropped off.
Why Visit Sharm El Sheikh?
If you’re one to jump straight off the plane and right into the sea, then Sharm El Sheikh is definitely the holiday destination for you. It’s known worldwide for its sensational scuba diving, prime windsurfing and its sumptuously warm waters.
You’d be mistaken, however, to believe that the water is the only thing that draws people to the city. The nightlife of Sharm El Sheikh is extremely popular, offering up quite a variety of bars, nightclubs and casinos for tourists to enjoy. Why not try a shisha pipe and a spot of people watching on the Egyptian Riviera after a day of underwater exploration of a nearby shipwreck?
Don't Forget Before you Fly
When visiting Sharm El Sheikh as a UK and/or EU national, you can enter and stay in the city without a visa for up to 15 days. If you wish to stay longer or travel outside the area of Sharm El Sheikh then a visa will be required. Anyone wishing to visit who does not possess a British or EU member state passport needs to check with the Egyptian Consulate about visa requirements before flying. The currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian pound, which can be obtained before arrival as well as at your destination.