Cairo Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Cairo Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Egypt.

Airport Distance
Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport 187km



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
22 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
22 km
30 min
EGP 150.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Cairo Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cairo Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cairo Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Cairo Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • EgyptAir
  • Nile Air
  • Emirates


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cairo Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Le Meridien Cairo Airport, Cairo

Linked to Cairo Airport Terminal 3 by a pedestrian bridge, Le Meridien Cairo Airport offers a heated outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available.


Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino, Cairo

Le Passage Cairo is only 2-minutes from the Cairo International Airport in Cairo’s Heliopolis district. The hotel offers fine restaurants, a discotheque and a casino. Free airport transfer is available.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis, Cairo

Located in Cairo’s stylish Heliopolis district, the 5-star Radisson Blu offers a rooftop pool with panoramic Cairo views. It has an extensive daily breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and in-room LCD TVs.

Hotels in Cairo

Looking for the best hotels in Cairo? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Cairo

Situated in the heart of Cairo lies the iconic Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo, situated between the Nile river, Tahrir square and adjacent to the Egyptian Museum.


Pyramisa Suites Hotel Cairo, Cairo

Located in the Dokki district of central Cairo, Pyramisa Suites Hotel offers rooms with Nile River or city views. It has a full service spa and 2 outdoor pools.


Grand Nile Tower, Cairo

Luxurious rooms and suites offer views across the River Nile at Grand Nile Tower on Roda Island. The wellness centre also overlooks the Nile and the resort features 8 restaurants and an outdoor pool.

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!


Cairo: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Skip the long lines at the Egyptian Museum and discover the world's prime collection of artifacts and treasures from ancient Egypt. Opt to include the services of a guide to get the most from your experience.


From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

Take a 1-hour flight from Hurghada to Cairo for a 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.

Tour & transport

Cairo Airport: Private Transfer Service

Relax on your arrival or departure with our one-way Cairo Airport transfer service by private air-conditioned car. We’ll meet you at the airport or pick you up from your Cairo hotel and take care of your luggage so you can enjoy the trip.


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