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Cairo Travel Guide

Cairo Airports

Cairo International (CAI)


The airport is situated 14 miles (22km) from Cairo.


Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Friday in Apr


Transfer Terminals: 

The two terminals are two miles (3km) apart and are linked by a free shuttle, which departs about every half an hour.

Transfer City: 

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 Rental: 

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 charge.

Airport Taxis: 

Airport Facilities: 

Facilities include a restaurant and several cafeterias, banks and ATMs, bureau de change, pharmacies, an Internet café 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.

Car Parking: 

Parking is available adjacent to Terminal 1, at a rate of EGP 5 per hour.

Departure Tax: 

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