Cairo International Airport - CAI

Cairo, Egypt (EG)

Getting around the airport

Three terminals

Cairo International Airport is the international airport of Cairo and the busiest airport in Egypt. It is located in Heliopolis, 15 kilometers to the northeast of the Cairo.

Terminal 1: Serves both regional and international traffics.
Terminal 2: As a regional hub, Terminal 2 is operating jointly with Terminal 3, as one integrated terminal via an air bridge, thus, reinforcing the role of the airport.
Terminal 3: Operates both international and domestic flights and has 23 gates along with a check-in island consisting of 110 counters.

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Getting to Cairo

Take the Shuttle Bus

Shuttle Bus

Runs a door to door shared shuttle service to Heliopolis, Nasr City, Cairo city center, Giza, Mohandesin, Zamalek, Maadi & the Pyramids area. Using this service avoids the inevitable problems of overcharging, common amongst Egyptian taxi drivers. To buy the ticket, they have desks in Terminals 1 and 2, arrivals. Pay at the desk and then proceed to the bus stop.

Cost: To Downtown Cairo EGP 55 and takes about 45 mins
Location: in front of terminals buildings
Operating hours: 24 hours


At a higher cost, taxi services are also available to take you to different destinations. Official Cairo taxis are Black and white, or just black, and are usually not air-conditioned. Increasingly, yellow air-conditioned taxis are becoming available.

Cost: To Downtown Cairo EGP 70-80 and takes about 30 mins (depending on the road condition)
Location:  in the car park area outside Arrivals 
Operating hours: 24 hours

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