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There are 3 ways to get from Cairo to Istanbul by plane or car

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Fly to Istanbul Ataturk  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Istanbul Ataturk (IST) CAI - IST

$109 - $278

2 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) CAI - SAW

$221 - $598

Drive  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Cairo to Istanbul 1393.3 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Cairo to Istanbul is to fly which costs $100 - $280 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairo to Istanbul is to fly which costs $100 - $280 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cairo and Istanbul is 1235 km. The road distance is 2229.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Cairo to Istanbul, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cairo Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Istanbul is 1 h ahead of Cairo. It is currently 6:45 PM in Cairo and 7:45 PM in Istanbul.

Yes, the driving distance between Cairo to Istanbul is 2229 km. It takes approximately 26 h 51 min to drive from Cairo to Istanbul.

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Egyptair, Aegean Airlines, Middle East Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cairo Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2369+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cairo to Cairo Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Cairo to Istanbul.
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  • Distance: 772 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 30 min

What companies run services between Cairo, Egypt and Istanbul, Turkey?

Turkish Airlines, Egyptair and three other airlines fly from Cairo to Istanbul every 3 hours.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,500
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk via Amman
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Nile Air
Website
nileair.com
Flights from Cairo to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $420

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