Airports in Cairo

Cairo International Airport (CAI)


The biggest airport in Egypt, Cairo International Airport is the main gateway to the wonders of the ancient pharaohs, serving more than 16 million passengers each year. The airport is located 14 miles (22km) outside of Cairo, and is accessible by bus or taxi.

The facilities at Cairo International Airport are good, especially in the brand-new Terminal 3, which boasts more than 5,000 square feet of retail space and a food court. The terminals are spread out over two miles (3km) apart, so passengers should allow time for the shuttle ride when transferring.

Cairo is also a busy air traffic hub, with many flights between the east and west connecting in the city; for this reason flights to Cairo airport are available from many cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.


The airport is situated nine miles (15km) from Cairo.

Getting to the city

There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to central Cairo takes around 45 minutes. The Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Cairo and along the Pyramids Road in Giza. Public buses and air-conditioned coaches also leave regularly from Terminal 1.


Local time is GMT + 2.


Tel: +(202) 2265 5000.

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Cairo International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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