Cairo International (CAI)
Location: The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) from
Time: Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Friday
The two terminals are two miles (3km) apart and are linked by a
free shuttle, which departs about every half an hour.
There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to
central Cairo takes around 45 minutes. An 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.
Car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar
and Hertz. However, driving in Cairo is best avoided, otherwise
visitors can hire a driver with their car for a small additional
Facilities include a restaurant and several cafeterias, banks
and ATMs, bureau de change, pharmacies, an Internet cafÃ© in
Terminal 1, five-star lounges for business and first class
passengers, smoking rooms (Terminal 1), tourist information desks
and travel agencies. Duty-free is also available. Facilities for
disabled passengers are good, but those with special needs should
contact their airline in advance.
Parking is available adjacent to Terminal 1, at a rate of EGP 5
Departure Tax: None.