This was the local train. This is Luxor Railway Station. My train will be arriving soon. This gentleman is giving me a lot of information. That is the VIP train. They are Air-conditioned and are new trains. Consist of 1st and 2nd classes. Here, chair-car is called First Class. First class seats are wide, more comfortable and expensive. Second class seats are less wide. Another train here is called Non-VIP train or Spanish tarin. It also consists of 1st and 2nd class. The fare of 1st class Non-VIP trains and 2nd class VIP trains is almost the same. To experience Egyptian Railway at low costs, you can travel in 3rd class (Ordinary trains). That train which just went by would be stopping at all the stations and it headed to Cairo. This is a Non-AC train. Another train here is called sleeping train. You can search on Google about these trains. I have my flight back tomorrow. Now, I’ll tell you about the helpful mobile apps while travelling in Egyptian trains. Rail Egypt & Egypt Trains were two very helpful travel applications. These apps are in English. You’ll find all the information about the trains using the app. AC is the Non-VIP train, Distinct is the Ordinary Train and then there is the VIP train. You can go to the counter and tell them you have to go in this particular train using the train number. If you need anything more, take help from locals. This is to show you how a VIP train looks like. So, this was a second class coach of a VIP train. You’ll find charging points too in these trains. Ask people around you about the announcements, because they are completely in Arabic. This is my train! Too much chaos, as soon as the train arrives! I’m not sure, how they’ll determine which is my coach. No idea about the seat numbers. Good amount of leg space and comfortable! I’ll give you a tour of the train! The door is so wide! This are is filled with smoke! Toilets! But I haven’t been able to find phone charging points. It’s 7:50 AM and I’m at the Cairo Railway Station. There’s this restaurant at the first floor. My plan is to see a couple of more places in Cairo and then head back to Alexandria via bus or train. Now I’ll share with you my Egyptian Train experience! I was in the 2nd Class of the Non-VIP train. it was very cold in there. It took almost 12 hours for the journey. My train left Luxor at 6:30 PM and arrived at Cairo at 5:30 AM. Toilets are not very clean and people smoke a lot. Too much smell due to people smoking outside. In India, you’ll get a similar experience in the sleeper class. I’m sitting here so that I can charge my devices. A waiter told that somebody has left a message for me! I’ll read out to you. This is the fist time in my life that a stranger left me a such a heartwarming message! The washroom here at the station is quite clean and was empty in the morning. Time to experience Egyptian metro! People give a very nice feedback as soon as they hear that I’m from India!