We will write how to get from Cairo airport to city center. The distance from Cairo airport to city center is 22 kilometers and the travel time from Cairo airport to city is around 25 minutes by taxi and 150 EGP which is $10 USD. The cheapest way from Cairo airport to city is by bus around 50 minutes for 5 EGP which less than $1 USD depending on your final destination.
You can also rent a car in Cairo airport or get a private transfer. Read here Egypt sim card for tourist.
CAIRO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
AIRPORT BUS CAIRO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cairo airport to city center is by bus. The Airport Bus Cairo airport to city center is running every 30 minutes starting from 7 50 am until 6 15 pm. The bus fare is 5 EGP which less than $1 USD one way ticket and you pay to the bus driver just make sure you have small bills and local currency. The total travel time from Cairo airport to city center stopping at Ramses Railway Station is around 50 minutes and can be longer depending on the traffic.
There are two buses going from Cairo airport to city Bus Number 111 to Shoubra and Bus Number 381 to Imbaba. Both of them are stopping at Ramses Railway Station where you can go walking, taking a bus, metro or a taxi depending where is your final destination in the city.
Cairo Metro Map
There is no transportation from Cairo airport to city center by metro. Cairo Metro has has a subway three lines: the Blue Line M1, the Red Line M2 and Green M3 Line (it will be extended to the airport). The metro fare is around 10 EGP which is less than $1 USD to move around the city.
BY TAXI CAIRO AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
If you go from Cairo airport to downtown by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 30 minutes and the taxi fare from Cairo airport to city center is 150 EGP which is $10 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
UBER CAIRO AIRPORT TO CITY
If you go from Cairo airport to city center by UBER you should know is working. The travel time is around 30 minutes by Uber and the Uber fare from Cairo airport to downtown is 120 EGP which is $8-10 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination and it’s usually cheaper than a regular taxi.
CAR RENTAL AT CAIRO AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Cairo’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Cairo. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Cairo from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport for €30 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Cairo. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Cairo.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION CAIRO AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Cairo. Prices are around €20 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €5 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN CAIRO
For transportation around Egypt by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in Egypt you can find juices for half a dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from $3-4 USD and it’s so delicious their gastronomy.
For accommodation in Cairo you can find deals starting from $25 USD per a room. If you prefer mid budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Egypt. Click here to get the best deals in Egypt with Booking.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT EGYPT
In Egypt summer months from June to August is so hot the weather. During the winter months from November to February the temperature is mild. We believe the best time to visit Egypt is during the spring months from March to May when the days are fresh and sunny.
ATMS AND CURRENCY IN EGYPT
There are ATMs in Egypt and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepting and the local currency is the Egyptian Pound around $1= 15 EGP.
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