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There are 3 ways to get from Rome to Cairo by plane, train or car

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Fly from Rome

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Cairo (CAI)

Train to Naples, fly

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Cairo (CAI)

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Cairo

Rome (FCO) to Cairo (CAI) flights

The flight time between Rome (FCO) and Cairo (CAI) is around 5h 26m and covers a distance of around 2150 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 9m. Services are operated by Egyptair, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and others. Typically 78 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

78 Weekly Planes
5h 26m Average Duration
$177 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Cairo is to fly which costs €140 - €420 and takes 6h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Cairo is to fly. Taking this option will cost €140 - €420 and takes 6h 56m.

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The distance between Rome and Cairo is 2132 km. The road distance is 4455.7 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Rome to Cairo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Cairo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Cairo is 1h ahead of Rome. It is currently 3:08 PM in Rome and 4:08 PM in Cairo.

Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Cairo is 4456 km. It takes approximately 47h 10m to drive from Rome to Cairo.

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Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines and six other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Cairo Airport.

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There are 1994+ hotels available in Cairo. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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  • Distance: 2131.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Cairo, Egypt?

Egyptair, Alitalia and seven other airlines fly from Rome to Cairo every 2 hours.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Air Cairo
Website
flyaircairo.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Luxor
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Hurghada
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Amman
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Beirut
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $70
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce.html
Super Economy
$20 - $28
Base Standard
$40 - $55
Base Premium
$45 - $70
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/
2nd Class
$16 - $22
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 06 8937 1892
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $60
Website
https://www.italotreno.it/en
Smart Economy
$21 - $29
Smart Low Cost
$17 - $22
Smart Flex
$40 - $60
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
1st Class
$29 - $32
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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