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Wee hours arriving at Sharm el Sheikh Airport

Hi all,
Will be arriving on Turkish Airlines from Istanbul around 2am. We are staying at the Ritz Carlton Sharm a short distance from the airport. Is it safe to hail a taxi at the airport that time of night and how much do we expect to pay as we don't want to be taken for a ride. Thanks in advance.

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I would think so. I had no issues with taxis at Cairo, Luxor or Aswan airports about 2 years ago. Obviously, your options to bargain go down significantly at night since the cabbies know you don't have many other options. Your best bet is to get a good idea of the cost. Easiest place is to check the Thorntree forum on the Lonely Planet website. Or google. Last option - call your hotel and see what they will charge (obviously more expensive than just a cab but this gives you the upper limit on the fare).