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Airport of arrival: Sphinx International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Cairo: 2 hours 15 minutes

Cairo is the striking capital city of Egypt and is conveniently located by the amazing Nile River with an age-old history. Today, the city is one of the most visited cities in the world thanks to its spectacular pyramids and colorful cultural atmosphere. We have cheap flight tickets to amazing Cairo with frequent direct flights departing from İstanbul.

Transportation

We offer amazing direct flight deals to Cairo departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy our advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Cairo through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from various cities across the globe.

About the Airport

We offer amazing flight deals to Cairo arriving at Cairo International Airport. Cairo International Airport is located 22 kilometers away from the city center.

Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport (CAI) is the busiest airport in Egypt and has been in operation for commercial flights since 1946. There are many shops, restaurants, and cafés at the airport as well as facilities for banking, medical, religious, accommodation, and special assistance services.

Transport from Sphinx International Airport to City Center

You can arrive to the city center from Sphinx International Airport by taxi, car or public transportation.

Public buses are available in the parking area near Terminal 1. The trip to the city center with a public bus cost 3 LE and takes nearly 35 minutes.

There are also taxis available in the airport 24/7. It is recommended for you to use white taxis in Cairo since they carry a meter. The trip to the Cairo city center costs 90 LE on average.

If you would like to have a more comfortable transportation and enjoy the city, you can choose the car rental option. Our car rental service has great offers for you in here.

Public Transport

Cairo has a convenient public transport network that consists of metro, public bus, small bus, and taxi.

There are three metro lines in Cairo and they offer an affordable way for getting around in the city. There are carriages in the center of each train are reserved only for women. Trains have three-minute intervals on average during peak times and run between 5.00 AM to 01.00 AM. It is possible to buy tickets from every metro station.

Cairo has an extensive public bus network and is available with many different routes during the day. Trips within city limits cost 3 LE.

Small buses cover many areas in Cairo and called microbus in the city. You can also use taxis to get around in the city. They cost 3 LE per kilometer and the initial fee of these taxis are 7 LE.

Cairo attracts millions of international tourists every year and the city offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors ranging from luxury hotels to affordable budget hotels.

If it is your first time in Cairo and planning to explore its’ popular attractions such as Egyptian Museum or Qasr El Nil Bridge, it is recommended for you to stay in hotels located around “Midan Tahrir” since the square is conveniently located in the heart of Cairo with its lively atmosphere all around. If you are looking for a journey to the depths of ancient history in Cairo, you should stay in hotels located in the Giza neighborhood also to enjoy fascinating sceneries of pyramids from the comfort of your room.

We would love to help you organize your trip to Cairo and you can book a hotel easily through our website.

Cairo is a great city to be in for food enthusiastic visitors with its amazing local restaurants that serve authentic Egyptian recipes. In Cairo, you should definitely eat dishes like “Hummus”, “Falafel”, “Fattah”, and “Kunafa”.

If you would like to know more about the amazing Cairo cuisine, you should have a look at our Cairo Travel Guide.

Useful Information

We have listed some side notes about Cairo for you right below.

About Visa

Egypt has an e-Visa system that enables certain nationalities to obtain a visa online without a lengthy visa process. 

Neighboring Cities

In addition to what Cairo has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.

  • Giza (6 km)
  • Faiyum (103 km)
  • Suez (148 km)
  • Alexandria (220 km)

Weather

Cairo has a desert climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters. There is virtually no rainfall throughout the year except for sudden showers. It is recommended for you to visit Cairo during transitional seasons to explore the city in more welcoming and pleasant weather conditions.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +20
  • City Code: 2
  • Cairo International Airport Number: +20 2 22655000
  • Ambulance: 123
  • Police: 122

There are few cities in the world like Cairo. The city is home to many fascinating age-old pyramids as well as a vibrant cultural atmosphere that is ready to amaze you. Pyramids of Giza, Khan Al-Halili Bazaar, Egyptian Museum, and Nile River are just some of the striking attractions of Cairo that should be on your must-visit list.

You can visit our comprehensive Cairo Travel Guide to learn more about Cairo and its must-see attractions.

FAQ

Do I need a visa to travel to Cairo?

Yes, you need a visa to travel to Cairo. Egypt has an e-Visa system that enables certain nationalities to obtain a visa online without a lengthy visa process. Also you can easily take a visa on arrival.

Can I get a direct flight to Cairo?

Yes, you can get a direct flight to Cairo from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport, which is operated by Nile Air via Pegasus Airlines.

What is the name of Cairo's airport?

The name of Cairo's airport is Cairo International Airport. It is the largest and busiest airport in Egypt.

How to find cheap Cairo flight ticket?

There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Cairo. In order to find the cheapest flight ticket, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your flight.

You can also visit Cairo during its off-season which is summer and enjoy our amazing seasonal flight ticket promotions. In addition to these, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than flight tickets that are scheduled on weekends.

Why I should visit Cairo?

Cairo is one of the longest continually habituated cities in the world and offers an unforgettable journey to its visitors with its unique pyramids as well as a fascinating cultural heritage that is sure to amaze you. It is a joy to explore Cairo and its remarkable historical landmarks that are scattered around the city.

What is the ideal time to visit Cairo?

Although Cairo is a year-round destination with relatively pleasant weather conditions except for summers, travelers usually choose to visit Cairo during autumn or spring to avoid excessive heat.

How long should I stay in Cairo?

Three to four days in Cairo would be enough for you to discover and enjoy Cairo thoroughly.

Is there a travel card for tourists in Cairo?

Cairo does not offer a special travel card for tourists.

Is Cairo safe?

Yes, Cairo is a safe city with very low violent and petty crime incidents but it is recommended for you to be cautious about pickpocketing, purse snatching, or tourist scams in crowded areas and popular attractions.

Is Cairo expensive?

Cairo is one of the most budget-friendly cities in Africa with low accommodation, food, and sightseeing expenses.

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