If you are going to travel to Egypt (or to Cairo, as it is the main international gateway to the entire country), you will have to fly to Cairo International Airport. Egypt Airport Transfers This mammoth airport has four terminals and is the second-largest in Africa – just behind Johannesburg – in terms of passenger traffic.
Cairo Airport has located about 20 km from the city center and there are several Egypt Airport Transfers. Let’s check them out:
- Shuttle Bus from Cairo Airport to the City Center
One of the most used Egypt Airport Transfers is to get from Cairo Airport to the center of the Egyptian capital in the shared shuttle bus. It is a good way to avoid the scams that Egyptian taxi drivers usually do since they have fixed prices for each destination.
To buy your ticket, you can go to the counters of terminals 1 and 3 (Arrival area). Then, go to the bus stops. In Terminal 1, you will find it right outside the door of the International Departures Hall. In Terminal 2, follow the blue markings on the ground after leaving the Arrival area.
- Taxi from Cairo Airport to downtown
Taxi is another good option for Egypt Airport Transfers. If you are going to take a taxi to go from Cairo Airport to the city center, you will have to remember that you have just arrived in a country where all prices can be negotiated.
Almost none of the taxis will have a meter, and if they have it, it is not normal to turn it on. Before getting on, agree on a price. Do not accept the first price they tell you, it will always be very high.
A normal price to go to Tahrir Square (Tahrir Square) is around 120 EGP. The journey will take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on traffic.
- Public Bus from Cairo Airport to the City Center
The bus service is another option for Egypt Airport Transfers. It operates between the airport bus station (which is located between all terminals) and the city center (Tahrir Square). It also has stops at Mohandeseen and along the Pyramids Road, in Giza.
The buses have the numbers 400 and 500. The 400 operates 24 hours a day, while the 500 only has services until 10 pm.
This Egypt Airport Transfers service is effective in terms of cost. There is a service every 20 minutes (although it will not leave if it is not full) and the cost of the ticket is only 2.5 EGP (plus 2 EGP per suitcase). The buses are air-conditioned.
- Train to go from Cairo Airport to the city center
There is no direct train service from Cairo Airport to the center, but Egypt Airport Transfers have a good metro service.
The Red line (Line 1) goes from Helwan, via the city center, to the airport, but ends at El Marg. The ticket only costs 1 EGP and from there you can continue to Cairo Airport by taxi.
The Green Line (Line 3) leaves you in Al-Ahram, about 15 minutes by taxi from Cairo Airport. It is expected that by the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020, this line will arrive directly at the airport.
The Cairo metro operates between 5:00 am and 1:00 am.
- Car rental at Cairo Airport
The last option for Egypt Airport Transfers is to rent a personal car. If you have the budget to rent a car in the capital of Egypt, you are good to go. You can do it with the companies Hertz, Avis or Sixt, which have offices in the arrival area of terminals 1 and 3.
So, which one would you prefer on your visit to Egypt?