Flights to Sharm El Sheikh

Sitting pretty on the Gulf of Aqaba lies Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt’s popular resort town. Blessed with sandy beaches, exotic underwater scenery and modern five-star hotels, it’s easy to see why visitors keep coming back year after year.

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Egypt's sparkling Red Sea resort

Fly direct from London to Sharm El Sheikh with British Airways to experience the wonders of the Red Sea for yourself. 

This beautiful stretch of coastline offers the full package, with year-round sunshine and activities to suit everyone. After the easy life? Spend the days lazing on a sun lounger or paddling in the calm, glassy waters of Na’ama Bay beach. With some of the world’s richest coral reefs to explore, don't miss snorkeling and scuba diving at Al Montazah beach or Ras Mohammed Marine Park.

Head to the old town for a taste of Egyptian culture and a chance to hone your bartering skills at the Old Market, a traditional bazaar. While you’re there, discover the architectural prowess of the grand Al Sahaba Mosque, then head uptown to see the hand-painted biblical frescoes of the Heavenly Cathedral. Book your holiday to Sharm El Sheikh today.

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Flight time

5 hrs 30 mins

Time Zone

GMT +2


Egyptian pound

Sharm El Sheikh flight FAQs

A flight from London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport takes approximately five hours and 30 minutes.

You can use our low fare finder to find the cheapest flights to Sharm El Sheikh. It’s a popular destination to visit all year round, although many like to visit when the weather’s slightly cooler in autumn and spring. You may find prices are cheaper during winter and the hottest summer months.

Many visitors find Sharm El Sheikh relatively budget-friendly, with countless restaurant options at both ends of the scale. Indulge in fine dining at the luxury hotels, enjoy the mid-priced options at the beach clubs and bars, or keep things simple at local cafés and markets. Local tours and boat trips are reasonably priced too.

Taxis are readily available at the airport, and you can pre-book them or hire one when you arrive. Just make sure you agree a price upfront. On a budget? Take one of the regular minibuses and you’ll reach the centre of Sharm El Sheikh in just 15 minutes.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of Sharm El Sheikh and see more of what Egypt has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

If you’ve ever dived – or would like to learn – then Sharm El Sheikh is the place to be. There are few destinations with such an abundance of healthy coral reefs, home to tropical fish like lionfish, coral trout and emperor angelfish, to name just a few. Experienced divers can explore the local shipwrecks like Thistlegorm, which sunk during World War II. Then, head off into the desert for an alternative sunset experience. Hire a guide – or join a local tour – to enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner under the stars or go further afield and hike Mount Sinai for panoramic views to remember.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

If you travel to Egypt with a valid British passport and stay for less than 90 days, a visa is not required. For more visa information, visit the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.


Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

Euro traveller


Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

Club Europe

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