Cairo Airport is Egypt’s largest airport and the second busiest airport in Africa. The airport is home to the national flag carrier EgyptAir and Nile Air. You can travel by bus and taxi between Cairo Airport and the city. In the future, it is not yet clear when, it will be possible to travel with Cairo Metro Line 3 to and from the city centre.
Where is Cairo Airport situated?
Cairo Airport is located northeast of Cairo. From the city, you can reach the airport by following the streets Salah Salem, El-Orouba and Airport Road.
How many terminals does Cairo Airport have?
Cairo Airport has four terminals, known as terminals T1, T2, T3 and the Seasonal Flight Terminal. Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 are connected to each other via a bridge. Terminal 1 is located north of the other terminals and is connected to T2 and T3 by an Automated People Mover. The Seasonal Flight Terminal is located to the west of Terminal 3.
Does Cairo Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?
Yes, Cairo Airport has an Automated People Mover on the landside of the airport. It is called the Cairo International Airport Automated People Mover and it runs along Terminal 1, AirMall, Car Park, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Travel time between T3 and T1 is 5 minutes maximum.
The distance from Cairo Airport to the centre of Cairo is 22 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Cairo.
From CAI Airport to Cairo City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Cairo Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Cairo Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Cairo Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Cairo Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cairo Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cairo is about EGP 150.-. Book your taxi at Cairo Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From CAI Airport to Cairo City centre by Taxi
At Cairo Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Budget, Sixt, Avis, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Cairo Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Cairo Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Nile Air
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Cairo
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cairo Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane
Fly from Hurghada to Cairo to experience a memorable day trip in Egypt’s capital city with an Egyptologist as your guide. Visit the famous pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. Spend the afternoon shopping at the Khan el-Khalili market.
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