Distance from Egypt to Israel

Name Egypt Israel
Country flag Flag of Egypt Flag of Israel
Country ISO code EG / EGY IL / ISR
Continent Africa Asia
Continent code AF AS
Capital Cairo Jerusalem
Total cities 9274 806
Cost of living Cost of living in Egypt Cost of living in Israel
DD coordinates 26.835768 / 30.795660 31.411726 / 35.081816
DMS coordinates 26°50'8.76" N / 30°47'44.37" E 31°24'42.21" N / 35°04'54.54" E
UTM coordinates 36R 280946.90111022 2970148.0717099 36R 697903.7421692 3477107.3046885
Time zone Africa/Cairo Asia/Jerusalem
Airports Airports in Egypt: 70 Airports in Israel: 35
Straight distance from Egypt to Israel is 657 kilometers (408 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is Egypt from Israel, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 26.835768 / 30.795660 (EG) and 31.411726 / 35.081816 (IL).


When trying to get from Egypt to Israel, a traveler needs to cover the distance of 657 km / 408 mil. Surely, both EG and IL are big enough for the distance to vary considerably depending on how it is measured.

Commonly, the shortest distance is calculated as the crow flies, meaning the most direct path between two points. However, to get more precise results, it is important to specify the remoteness of these points. So, the distance is shown as a straight line between the departure coordinates of 26.835768 / 30.795660 and the arrival coordinates of 31.411726 / 35.081816.

Obviously, the fastest way to travel from Egypt to Israel is by plane. Given the average speed of modern aircraft, the flight time is estimated as 0 hours, 46 minutes. Yet, the flight length may also vary based on a number of factors, such as the speed of a specific airliner, its route, and airports of departure and arrival.

Besides, the time is calculated without transfer activities, which may involve different modes of transportation. So, how far is it from Egypt to Israel? The average figures for different transportation options are shown on this web page, calculated by a precise formula of spherical trigonometry.

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from Egypt (EG)
Arrives in Israel (IL)
Egypt to Israel distance 657 km / 408 mil
Avg car duration 7 hours, 18 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 10 hours, 57 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 6 hours, 34 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 0 hours, 43 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between EG and IL is 657 kilometers = 408 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from EG to IL is 657 kilometers = 408 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to IL takes approximately 0 hours, 43 minutes.
It will take you about 10 hours, 57 minutes to drive from Egypt (EG) to Israel (IL), plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Egypt from Israel.