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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  •  5h 30m

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

$109 - $278

2 alternative options

Fly to Sabiha Gokcen  •  6h 45m

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

$221 - $598

Drive  •  26h 51m

  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 5h 30m.

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

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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 5h 30m 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 2h 20m.

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Istanbul is 1h ahead of Cairo. It is currently 7:35 PM in Cairo and 8:35 PM in Istanbul.

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

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Middle East Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Cairo Airport to Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

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There are 2424+ hotels available in Istanbul. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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

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

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

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

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Cairo to Istanbul Ataturk via Beirut
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
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
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Nile Air
Website
nileair.com
Flights from Cairo to Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $420

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