Alexandria

Daily Car Hire Rates in Alexandria

  • Economy

    Suzuki Swift
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 18.82
  • Compact

    Toyota Corolla
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 19.36
  • Standard

    Hyundai Elantra
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 23.02
  • Suv

    Nissan Qashqai
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 25.63
  • Fullsize

    Toyota Camry
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    5 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 26.31

*daily rates in Alexandria based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Alexandria Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The city was founded in 331 BC and named after Alexander the Great.
  • It was Egypt’s capital for a thousand years.
  • It was home to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • The library was the largest in the world at the time.
  • It’s now the largest city on the Mediterranean coast.

Alexandria Mini Guide

The Egyptian city of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great but is no longer as grand as it used to be. The second biggest city in Egypt after Cairo, three and a half million people live in Alexandria which sits on the Mediterranean Sea.

Alexandria Mediterranean sea

Before Alexandria was captured by the Arabs in 641, it was the capital of Egypt and the Hellenic’s world’s second most important city after Rome. Over the years Alexandria was involved in many conflicts and during these one of the city’s most impressive monuments was destroyed. The Alexandria library had been the most complete library in the ancient world with texts in many different languages including Hebrew and Greek.

Alexandria library egypt

Another incredible monument, The Lighthouse of Alexandria used to be the second tallest in the ancient world (after the Pyramids) at 150 metres but this was destroyed by two earthquakes in the 14th century. Alexandria was further damaged during later conflicts between the Egyptians and the French as well as the British. But Alexandria had thrived culturally and commercially during the 1940s and 1950s until Gamal Abdel Nasser the Egyptian nationalist leader expelled all the foreigners from the city. This meant that the huge population of 150,000 Greeks, among others, were forced to leave the city.

Many people choose to go to Alexandria via Cairo, not only because they want to see the Pyramids, but because Cairo is better connected internationally. If you want to fly straight to Alexandria there are two airports, Borg el Arab Airport and the main terminal El Nouzha Airport. You can fly into the latter from Athens on Olympic Air while the former is accessible from Frankfurt in Germany on Lufthansa and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Emirates Airlines. Both airports are a little way outside of the city itself so you will want to pick up your Rhino vehicle to make the short drive into the city if that is where you are staying.

If you then decide to drive to Cairo you can take one of two roads. The three lane desert road has a higher speed limit (100 kilometres per hour) and is the quickest option. The two lane agricultural road (90) can get congested but you can get to the city of Tanta this way too. Strolling through Alexandria today you are sure to see some fine examples of Roman and Muslim architecture including citadels, palaces and amphitheatres.

Alexandria citadel

Latest Update from Alexandria:

15/05/12 - Dates for one of Egypt's top celebrity events, the Alexandria Film Festival, this year run from the 3rd September to the 17th. Whilst you're not going to get Brad and Angelina there, it is not unknown for lesser celebrities to arrive to earn a few moments of glory and you'll often get to see a good film or two before cinematic release.

Driving in Alexandria

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    Rural Speed Limit

  • 100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    Currency

  • 25

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Alexandria is a faded remnant of once the most powerful city in the world. There’s so much of historical importance there, sadly, mostly in ruins. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, stood over 150m tall on the island of Pharos.

The ancient library was once the largest collection of books in the world but now culture is being replaced by the wealth of the oil that is exported from there. Still, hiring a car and driving around the city you can still picture its golden years.

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