There are 4 ways to get from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo by taxi, train, car or towncar

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Taxi, line 1 Metro  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Helmeyet El-Zaitoun
  2. Take the line 1 Metro from Helmeyet El-Zaitoun to Sadat 1

$2

Cheapest option

Uber  •  18 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo 12.6 miles

$1 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo 12.6 miles

$2 - $3

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo 12.6 miles

$1

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The cheapest way to get from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo is to drive which costs $1 and takes 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo is to taxi which costs $2 - $3 and takes 18 min.

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The distance between Cairo Airport (CAI) and Downtown Cairo is 17 km. The road distance is 20.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo without a car is to taxi and line 1 Metro which takes 28 min and costs $2 - $3.

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It takes approximately 28 min to get from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo is 20 km. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo.

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There are 637+ hotels available in Downtown Cairo. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo.
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  • Distance: 10.6 miles
  • Duration: 28 min

What companies run services between Cairo Airport (CAI), Egypt and Downtown Cairo, Egypt?

There is no direct connection from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo. However, you can take the taxi to Helmeyet El-Zaitoun, take the line 1 Metro to Sadat, then take the walk to Downtown Cairo. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Downtown Cairo.

Train operators
Cairo Metro
Other operators
Uber Cairo
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Downtown Cairo
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Signup at
uber.com
Scooter
$1 - $3
UberX
$3 - $5
Select
$5 - $7
Taxi from Cairo Airport (CAI) to Helmeyet El-Zaitoun
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$1 - $2
CIT
Phone
+20 2 26701118
Easy Taxi
Phone
+20 127 737 7210
Website
easytaxi.com

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