For an exciting and adventurous African trip, visit the city of Cairo in Egypt. This city, set on the Nile River, is full of antiquities such as royal mummies, including artifacts related to the boy king, Tutankamun. Discover the pyramids of Giza, embrace fascinating objects at the Museum of Islamic Art, shop in the Khan al-Khalili market stalls and take a cruise on the Nile. Let Skyscanner help you find the best deal on flights, hotels, and rental cars for your trip to Cairo. We will even compare all flight options for all airports in one simple search.
There is one main airport that serves this city. Cairo International Airport (CAI) is located about 9 miles northeast of the city in Heliopolis and serves over 11 million passengers a year.
Cairo International Airport Terminals
There are three passenger terminals at this large Egyptian airport plus a Seasonal / Hajj Terminal for use during pilgrim seasons, The MiniMetro people mover is available for passengers to get from one building to the other, including to the multi-story car park within 10 minutes. There are also free shuttle buses that connect the terminals. Terminals 2 and 3 are separated by a walking bridge. The automated mover station is located between these two terminals..
A luxury hotel is located in front of Terminal 3, with links to the airport via a skyway equipped with a moving walkway.
Cairo Airport Airlines
There are airlines flying to Cairo Airport from all around the globe. EgyptAir is the airport's main airline, with its hub for the Middle East and Africa located here. There is only one US direct flight to Cairo from New York per day via EgyptAir. Other US cities serving flights to Cairo Airport involve a connecting stop. A selection of airlines aside from EgyptAir that fly to Cairo from US cities includes:
- Air France
- United Airlines
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
Transportation at Cairo Airport
When leaving the airport, you can choose from a number of options for getting to your destination in Cairo. A drive from Cairo Airport to the pyramid areas and hotels takes about 30 minutes. The Cairo Airport Shuttle service is a comfortable, air-conditioned transport to downtown Cairo, most hotels, and other areas, such as the Pyramids area in Haram or to Giza. The bus is for single passengers, groups up to seven people or for private use. You are advised to pre-book your spot online. You can also seek out a curbside representative or go to the shuttle counter in the Terminal 3 Arrival Hall as you leave Customs.
There are metered and non-metered taxis available outside the terminals. You may find some independent drivers offering a cab ride to passengers in the Arrival Hall, while the white or yellow taxis that are metered and located curbside are preferable. You can opt to rent a car, with car rental agencies located in all terminals. You can also leave Cairo Airport via limousine, as there is a variety of limo services at the airport. The pick-up point for car services are in front of the terminals at curbside, with prices fixed by destination and car category.
Public transportation is also available via the CTA City Buses which service all of Cairo and other Governorates. These buses leave from the bus station in the parking area of Terminal 1.