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There are 5 ways to get from Cairo to London by plane, train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  8h 35m

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to London Heathrow (LHR) CAI - LHR

£145 - £372

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to London Gatwick (LGW) CAI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£120 - £340

3 alternative options

Fly to London City  •  10h 29m

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to London City (LCY) CAI - LCY

£222 - £382

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  2 days 6h

  1. Drive from Cairo to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£620 - £838

Drive, car ferry  •  2 days 7h

  1. Drive from Cairo to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£552 - £836

Egypt → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Egypt

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Egypt
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines and India in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Egypt

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Egypt
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Myanmar, Falkland Islands and Saint Helena
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Egypt

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Egypt.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Egypt from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 4 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairo to London is to fly and train which costs $170 - $490 and takes 10h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairo to London is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 8h 35m.

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The distance between Cairo and London is 2194 miles.

It takes approximately 8h 35m to get from Cairo to London, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cairo Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 10m.

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London is 1h behind Cairo. It is currently 9:38 AM in Cairo and 8:38 AM in London.

British Airways, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Cairo Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 20067+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairo to London.
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  • Distance: 2194.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 35m

What companies run services between Cairo, Egypt and London, England?

Egyptair, British Airways and 12 other airlines fly from Cairo to London Paddington hourly.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£270 - £650
Flights from Cairo to London Gatwick via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£300 - £700
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£300 - £700
Flights from Cairo to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £750
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Luxor
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£240 - £750
Flights from Cairo to London Gatwick via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£180 - £430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£240 - £900
Flights from Cairo to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £650
Flights from Cairo to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£450 - £900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £650
Flights from Cairo to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£450 - £900
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£220 - £600
Flights from Cairo to London Gatwick via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cairo to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £380
Flights from Cairo to London Gatwick via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£330 - £650
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Amman
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£330 - £700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£210 - £550
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Cairo to London Heathrow via Athens
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£250 - £650
TUI Airways
Website
tui.co.uk
Flights from Cairo to London Gatwick via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£90 - £380
Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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