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Transportation to and from Cairo Airport


What is the distance from Cairo Airport to the centre of Cairo?

The distance from the airport to the city centre (Tahrir Square / Liberation Square) of Cairo is 22 kilometres / 13.7 miles. The journey time is about 30 minutes. At peak hours, travel time can be up to an hour.

From CAI Airport to Cairo City centre by Car
22 km
30 min

Public transport

Bus to Cairo

From the bus stops in front of Terminal 1, CTA (Cairo Transportation Authority) city buses run to Downtown Cairo, namely bus line 111 to Shoubra and bus line 381 towards Imbaba. Both buses make a stop at Midan Ramses, a large square next to the central station of the city called Ramses Railway Station. Bus line 381 to the working-class neighborhood of Imbaba also stops at a central location in the middle of the city, next to the Ramses Hilton Hotel & Casino. Here you are within walking distance of the Egyptian Museum (8 minutes) and Tahrir Square (14 minutes). From terminals T2 and T3 you should first take a shuttle bus to the bus station at Terminal 1.

Bus tickets and Cairo Metro
Public buses to and from the airport are air-conditioned and have free WiFi, but you are lucky if both are functioning. Bus tickets are cheap, the price is 5.00 EGP for a single ticket. Travel time to the central station Ramses Railway Station is 50 minutes, however it can take up to 75 minutes during peak times. The capital of Egypt has a subway system consisting of two metro lines, the blue M1 and red M2. Transferring between vehicles is only possible at Al-Shohadaa metro station at the train station and Sadat metro station at Tahrir Square. Please consult public transport Cairo Airport for more information.


From Hurghada: Full-Day Trip to Cairo by Plane

€ 230.40

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.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

€ 15.74

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 & Giza by Bus

€ 70.02

Cross the Egyptian desert on a 20-hour bus tour and see the main monuments of Cairo's Old Town and the Giza Plateau. Learn about the mummification of the pharaohs at the Egyptian Museum, and marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.


From Hurghada: Cairo and Giza Full-Day Highlights Tour

€ 81.50

Explore Egypt's capital on a 20-hour tour of Cairo and the Giza Plateau, with round-trip transfers from the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada, Makadi, El Gouna, and Soma Bay. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, see antiquities at the Egyptian Museum, and more.

Cairo: Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Entertainment

€ 13.34

Enjoy a relaxing night out as you cruise down the Nile River while savoring an open buffet dinner. Watch belly dancers as they perform to classic Arabic songs along with a Tanoura show. Peer out at the city's shining lights.

From Cairo: Full-Day Tour of Historical Alexandria

€ 50.94

Journey through Alexandria city and take a walk along the Egyptian pathways. Make your way to the Roman theater of Kom El-Deka, the catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, the Roman triclinium and the Alexandria Library with this full-day tour from Cairo.

Tours and transport

Cairo Airport: Private Transfer Service

€ 7.25

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.

Cairo: Best Kept Secrets Night Tour

€ 50.94

A local's tour of Islamic Cairo with a knowledgable, local guide. The evening and night hours offer the opportunity to discover the charm of the city in its very atmospheric ambiance.

Cairo: Egyptian Museum 4-Hour Private Tour with Transfer

€ 53.71

Visit Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, home to more than a quarter million artifacts, with a guide who is an Egyptologist. Your guide will show you the most important collections in the museum, including the treasures unearthed from the tomb of King Tutankhamen.


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