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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 14m and covers a distance of around 2150 km. This includes an average layover time of around 55 min. Services are operated by Egyptair, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines and others. Typically 46 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

46 Weekly Planes
5h 14m Average Duration
$164 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Cairo is to train and fly which costs €150 - €600 and takes 9h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Cairo is to fly. Taking this option will cost €140 - €650 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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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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Air Cairo, Lufthansa, Alitalia and six other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to Cairo Airport.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Cairo. Prices start at $100 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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Map of how to get from Rome to Cairo.
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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 4 hours.

Airlines
Air Cairo
Website
flyaircairo.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Luxor
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $2,000
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,800
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Sharm el-Sheikh
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Beirut
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Cairo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Naples to Cairo via Brussels
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,800
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
$18 - $25
Base Standard
$35 - $50
Base Premium
$45 - $65
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
$19 - $27
Smart Low Cost
$17 - $24
Smart Flex
$35 - $50
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
$13 - $20
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
$26 - $29
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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