Cairo Airport and Transportation

How to get to and from the airport, and getting around the city on public transportation


Cairo Airport

From Cairo's international airport you may choose to take a taxi, or pre-book a shuttle service, which is your best option, as it doesn't involve the hassle of having to haggle a price with a taxi driver.

Transfers from the Airport

If you don't wish to rely on public transportation and prefer the convenience of a transfer, here are your options:


Getting Around

In the center, the city's metro is efficient, clean, and cheap, with a new train arriving every 5 to 10 minutes. Note that genders are separated, with the first car of every train being reserved for females.
If you choose a taxi, remember that meters are rarely used. You will need to bargain a price before your journey. To avoid being overcharged, don't take a taxi parked in front of a hotel unless a price has been agreed before you get in. Walk a few meters away from your hotel and hail one off the street. To have an idea of prices, a 5 to 10-minute ride should cost no more than 6 or 7 Egyptian pounds, while a 20-minute ride from the center to the pyramids should be anywhere between 25 and 35 Egyptian pounds one way.

Car Rental

To go elsewhere by car, check the cheapest rental rates:

Car Rentals

Cairo Map

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