There are 4 ways to get from Cairo to Istanbul by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Cairo to Istanbul  •  5 h 25 min

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

$109 - $278

3 alternative options

Fly Cairo to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6 h 45 min

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

$221 - $598

Bus to Borg El Arab, fly to Istanbul  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairo to Alexandria
  2. Fly from Borg El Arab (HBE) to Istanbul (IST) HBE - IST

$126 - $287

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 25 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 25 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 25 min to get from Cairo to Istanbul, including transfers.

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  • Distance: 772 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

Egyptair, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines fly from Cairo to Istanbul every 4 hours.

Airlines
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Borg El Arab to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Borg El Arab to Istanbul via Cairo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Borg El Arab to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Borg El Arab to Istanbul via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $460
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul via Amman
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $420
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Cairo to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ask-aladdin.com

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