Airports in Egypt

Cairo International

The airport is situated 13.7 miles (22km) from central Cairo.

Cairo International (CAI)

Overview

There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to central Cairo takes around 45 minutes. The Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Cairo and along the Pyramids Road in Giza. Public buses and air-conditioned coaches also leave regularly from Terminal 1.

Location

The airport is situated 13.7 miles (22km) from central Cairo.

Getting to the city

There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to central Cairo takes around 45 minutes. The Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Cairo and along the Pyramids Road in Giza. Public buses and air-conditioned coaches also leave regularly from Terminal 1.

Time

Local time is GMT + 2.

Car rental

Car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

Taxis may have fare meters but are unlikely to use them. Fares vary and should be negotiated up front. Cairo taxis are black and white.

Transfer between terminals

The three terminals are about two miles (3km) apart and are linked by a free shuttle, which departs about every half an hour.

Facilities

Facilities include a restaurant and several cafeterias, banks and ATMs, a bureau de change, pharmacies, an internet café in Terminal 1, five-star lounges for business and first class passengers, smoking rooms (Terminal 1), tourist information desks and travel agencies. Duty-free shopping is also available.

Parking

Parking is available adjacent to Terminal 1, at a rate of EGP 20 for the first three hours.

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Luxor Airport

The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of Luxor city.

Luxor Airport (LXR)

Overview

The best way to the city is by taxi (journey time 15min), but there is also a regular bus service available, although it is generally very crowded.

Location

The airport is situated six miles (10km) east of Luxor city.

Getting to the city

The best way to the city is by taxi (journey time 15min), but there is also a regular bus service available, although it is generally very crowded.

Time

Local time is GMT +2.

Car rental

There are car rental agencies at the airport.

Facilities

Airport facilities include bureaux de change, restaurants, shops, a tourist information desk, post office and luggage storage. Wheelchairs are available for disabled passengers; airlines should be notified in advance.


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Alexandria Airport

Borg El Arab International Airport is located in Alexandria, about 30 miles (48km) southwest of the city centre.

Alexandria Airport (HBE)

Overview

There is no public transportation from the airport to Alexandria, though travellers can use the airport bus service of Egypt Bus. The company offers a 24-hour bus service from the airport to Muharram Bek Bus Station, located about 5km south of the centre.

Location

Borg El Arab International Airport is located in Alexandria, about 30 miles (48km) southwest of the city centre.

Getting to the city

There is no public transportation from the airport to Alexandria, though travellers can use the airport bus service of Egypt Bus. The company offers a 24-hour bus service from the airport to Muharram Bek Bus Station, located about 5km south of the centre.

Time

GMT+2

Car rental

Car rental agencies include Sixt and Europcar.


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Hurghada Airport

Hurghada Airport is located seven miles (12km) south of the city of Hurghada El Dahar.

Hurghada Airport (HRG)

Overview

Taxis are available outside the terminal building but rates should be negotiated before entering the taxi. The journey time to Hurghada El Dahar (downtown) is approximately 20 minutes. Travellers can also find transfers from the airport to town by minivan or bus; minibuses are available outside the airport, leaving once full.

Location

Hurghada Airport is located seven miles (12km) south of the city of Hurghada El Dahar.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal building but rates should be negotiated before entering the taxi. The journey time to Hurghada El Dahar (downtown) is approximately 20 minutes. Travellers can also find transfers from the airport to town by minivan or bus; minibuses are available outside the airport, leaving once full.

Time

GMT +2

Car rental

Car hire is available at the airport

Parking

The airport's single parking lot offers both short-term and long-term parking.


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Sharm el-Sheikh Airport

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located 11 miles (18km) northeast of Sharm el Sheikh centre, near Ras Nasrani.

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport (SSH)

Overview

Regular and tourist taxis (which charge double the fare) are available; travellers can also arrange transfer by shuttle bus through their hotels or travel companies.

Location

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located 11 miles (18km) northeast of Sharm el Sheikh centre, near Ras Nasrani.

Getting to the city

Regular and tourist taxis (which charge double the fare) are available; travellers can also arrange transfer by shuttle bus through their hotels or travel companies.

Time

GMT +2

Car rental

Car rental is available from the airport.

Facilities

There are ATMs throughout the airport, cafes, restaurants, banking and currency exchange facilities, several duty-free shops and a range of retail and souvenir shops. There are also disabled facilities. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.

Parking

Short- and long-term parking is available.


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