The best part about taking the slow ferry in this direction is that you may meet some fellow travelers, and you may make friends with some of the crew, and they may invite you up to the VIP section where you can drink Arak and smoke cigarettes and have a delightful time. Maybe I just got lucky But either way, be aware that there is a VIP section upstairs, and as a foreigner access may be offered to you or you may ask for it. Bring Arak. And Peanuts :.
Nuweiba to Aqaba: I had two frustrations while travelling this direction. One was that the ferry was delayed by more than an hour and a half each time. Be prepared for that, and if you are planning to drive onward from Aqaba understand that you may have to do it in the dark. Also, I was assured over and over by many people in Dahab Egypt that there is a fast ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba.
There is most definitely not. The ticket agent in Nuweiba even tried to tell me that he was selling me a ticket for the fast ferry although my Arabic is terrible so I may have misunderstood , but I looked at the ticket and could see plainly it was the slow ferry. Finally he told me that the fast ferry stopped running from Nuweiba to Aqaba a month earlier due to lack of business.
It was low season so maybe the fast ferry will come back, but for now don't count on it. I spent a lot of time figuring this all out and enjoyed having a puzzle to solve, but I hope this will save some fellow travelers time in the future. Please let me know if I can clarify anything. We took it in March, when the weather was really windy--at that time, the fast ferries weren't running because of high seas.
Once we boarded, we did our immigration, and found a steward and were able to get a cabin with ensuite bath; slept all the way to Nuweibeh. I am hiking 14 day Sinai Trail in October and need to travel from Aqaba to Nuweiba and back on the ferry. Hi Britt B!! Thanks a lot for the information.
I'm going tomorrow to Aqaba , but some tourists guides in Sharm tell me the Nuweiba port isn't functioning because some hurricane two years ago. I'm thinking this isn't true because of your recent post Do you know the aprox schedule for the nuweiba-Aqaba ferry you took? Does it goes daily? I'm planning to go tomorrow Monday. Thanks in advance! What time was the ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba today Monday as I will be traveling in a few days?
What time did it arrive in Aqaba? Thanks so much. Yes the industrial port in Nuweiba was still functioning when I was there April Again, it is the industrial port, not the tourist port. My memory is fading but the Nuweiba to Aqaba ferry was in the early afternnon, I believe Both times I took the ferry from Nuweiba, the ferry was delayed by one or two hours. Additionally, there is a time difference between Egypt and Jordan. So, I arrived Aqaba around pm if I remember correctly. Here's the "official" timetable, but as I said in April , only "trip 1" was available. No touristic boat.
Thanks for your helpful imformation Britt! Do you know about this? Thanks a lot! Do you know if we are allowed to take our car rental from Jordan into Nuweiba Egypt. Tip: All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers.
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British Airways is replacing its fleet of Boeing s with the newer Dreamliner above. British Airways will launch two nonstop routes each week between the Holy City and London, starting April 4, the airline announced Thursday to rousing applause at Charleston International Airport.
The Thursday and Sunday service will continue through Oct. Those dates are April , April May 9 and Sept. Passengers will fly on a Boeing , like those assembled in North Charleston next to the airport. It will seat people in three classes on the eight- to nine-hour flight. The cabins will include economy seats, 25 premium economy and 35 business-class seats.
London's Heathrow Airport is considered a gateway to Europe and other destinations and will open the Lowcountry directly to business and leisure travelers who now use connecting flights.
Brooks said talks began in earnest about 18 months ago and the airline agreed to a "measured" approach in the beginning for the Charleston-London legs. He did not rule out expanded service, depending on demand. Charleston will be the smallest market in the U. Linn Lesesne, chairman of Charleston's tourism agency Explore Charleston, called the new air service a "momentous occasion," and the state's top industry recruiter deemed it "a game changer.
Airport and tourism officials say the number of travelers leaving the Lowcountry and catching a connecting flight to England's capital has grown to the point that a nonstop flight is warranted. That number has grown 38 percent over the past five years, according to Gary Edwards, a liaison between the Aviation Authority and Explore Charleston.
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Last year, about , people flew out of Charleston bound for Europe, he said. That comes out to about 2, a week. He also pointed out any time additional nonstop service is added at the airport, more people choose Charleston to reach their destinations because of the convenience of not having to go through a connecting airport. Though twice weekly flights are scheduled now, Edwards said, "The business model we built works very well for five per week during the summer season and four per week year-round.
Edwards does not foresee the additional airline taking passengers away from other carriers who now offer connecting flights in places such as New York. And it doesn't factor in new growth we see coming from Volvo, Mercedes, Boeing and the growth of the knowledge-based industry. We think it is just going to grow the number of people who are traveling. Edwards pointed out Charleston's international industrial engine is running at full throttle, and "the carrier is looking for a bigger footprint in this part of the country.
The region's chief tourism official, Helen Hill, emphasized that local officials "are committed to ensuring this partnership is an unrivaled success," while South Carolina's head of tourism expects the service to ripple across the state. Of the , international visitors to South Carolina each year, Parrish said about , arrive from overseas. The airport's last international flight was through Porter Airlines, which briefly offered service to Toronto in Charleston International currently claims "international" in its name because unknown to most people is the existence of a federal inspection station, or an international gate, at the terminal.
It's behind the baggage carousels and adjacent to the hallway of Concourse B, out of view from passengers making their way to and from the 15 gates serving some of the eight airlines currently operating in Charleston. The federal inspection station is there because the region once had a huge military presence when the Navy base was located in North Charleston before it closed 22 years ago.