Cairo Airport is the largest Egyptian airport, 19km east from the city centre of Cairo. The modern terminal 3 is used as a hub to national airline EgyptAir and it is also being used by other Star Alliance airlines.
There are multiple flights to Cairo Airport from Europe, the Middle East and the UK.
Follow signs to purchase Egyptian Visa before immigration checks.
Airlines operating direct flights from the UK: EgyptAir, British Airways, with 1 stop, for example, Aegean Airlines
The airport is open 24/7.
Cairo Airport Transit
There are 3 terminals at the Cairo Airport with free shuttle buses running between them. It is necessary to leave the transit zone anytime you need to change terminal, therefore check your flights to allow enough time for your transfer.You do not need Egyptian Visa to transfers within one terminal (mostly Terminal 3), with a recommended transfer time of at least 60 minutes.Shall you need to change terminals to get to your connecting flight, allow at least 2.5 hours for your transfer.
Cairo Airport Transfer
Buses in Egypt are a very low-cost option to travel, sometimes it may be even quite adventurous. Most of the people, including drivers don’t speak English. Commuter buses going to the city are departing only from Cairo bus terminal.
There is a free blue airport shuttle bus to the terminal, then change to the bus.
Get bus line 356 going towards the City’s central area, Egyptian museum or Tahrir square.
2 EGPcurrently £0.10
So-called limousine service is an alternative to a local taxis and very popular means of transport in Cairo Airport.
In a kiosk at the airport, you choose and book a car, receive a ticket with price depending on the type of car you chose and destination you are going to. The price is payable to the driver after finishing the ride.
Fares depend on your haggling skills, usually up to
200 EGPcurrently £9.94
, depending on handling skills.
Always agree on a fare with the driver prior to your trip.
There are many taxis right outside of the terminal with many guys chaotically welcoming you to use their services. It may be hard and confusing for inexperienced travellers to haggle good price with them.
There is a UBER service allowed to go to the airport which might be the most convenient option to most.
Fares depending or current traffic are around
130 EGPcurrently £6.46
Accomodation near the airport