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