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Cheap round-trip flights to Sharm el Sheikh

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Cheap flights to Sharm el Sheikh

Find a cheap flight to Sharm el Sheikh today and you can be scuba diving or snorkelling among some of the world’s best coral gardens in next to no time.

The southern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, between Tiran Island and the Ras Mohammed National Park, boasts some of the world’s clearest waters. Within these are amazing underwater marine life, intriguing wrecks, inviting caves and colourful corals.

The resorts around Sharm el-Sheikh are wholly devoted to sun and fun: they offer families, independent travellers and luxury holiday seekers alike the perfect base to indulge in watersports, eat well, party hard and dive lots.

When to book cheap flights to Sharm el Sheikh

The peak season in Sharm el-Sheikh lasts all the way from April through to October – although the heat may be a bit much for some between June and August.

The shoulder seasons of September to October and March to May, still see fantastic weather but you can expect a lot less visitors and many cheaper flights.

Between November and February the weather remains warm but this is the rainy season, so downpours are to be expected. If you are happy with the odd bit of rain then this is when flights are at their cheapest. A flight booked in January is likely to be half the price of one booked over the summer months.

How to find the best flight deals to Sharm el Sheikh

A combination of booking early and a bit of flexibility is the key to securing a bargain deal on your plane tickets to Sharm.

It’s always worth checking if an alternative UK airport is offering more convenient or cheaper flights – you can do this by clicking on ‘Nearby airports’ under your search.

If you are looking for a flight from the capital you can check all available airports by selecting ‘All London airports’ when you make your search.

Another trick is to click on ‘Show flexible dates’ when your flight results are returned. This will let you review exactly when the cheapest flights to Sharm are available across a range of dates.

UK departures to Sharm el Sheikh

Optimal flight times from UK airports to Sharm el Sheikh are:

Main airports in Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport is the third-busiest airport in Egypt after Cairo International Airport and Hurghada International Airport. The UK Government’s FCO currently advises against all air travel to here so you can only book connecting flights from the UK.

The airport is just ten miles northeast of the city, and there are three transport options for onward travel. Taxis are readily available from the airport – you should set the price before heading off. Minibuses can be found outside Terminal 1 – pay as you board and let the driver know where you want to get off. Finally, car rental is available but driving conditions in Egypt can be tough going so, unless you have driven here before, this is not advised.

Which airlines fly to Sharm el Sheikh?

There are currently no direct flights from the UK to Sharm but carriers offering connecting flights include:

  • British Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • Brussels Airlines

What are the must-sees in Sharm el Sheikh?

Where Sharm actually ends and Na’ama begins is anyone’s guess but, if you head about five miles away from the port, the bars are swankier, the beach prettier and the facilities much better. What’s more dive sites are still within walking distance.

A further seven miles up the coast will bring you to the relative peace and quiet of Shark Bay. Things are quieter here so it will suit those who want to relax rather than party.

The coolest spots, however, for young tourists can be found in the bars and cafes that line the beach at Dahab, about 70 miles away. World famous dive sites fringe the waters here, including the Canyon and the Blue Hole, and the nights are as lively as the marine life under the waters.

Tips for travelling to Sharm el Sheikh

The FCO currently advises against all but essential all but essential travel by air to or from Sharm el Sheikh due to ongoing terrorist threats. This is why there are only connecting flights available to Sharm at this time.