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Cairo to London flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Cairo and London take, on average, 6 h and 30 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Cairo with London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Cairo International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Cairo and London
Arriving AirportFlights departing Cairo with London as destination arrives at Heathrow

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Departure Sun, 05 Dec Return Sun, 05 Dec
CAI Cairo
LON London
return from £231
Departure Mon, 20 Dec Return Sat, 01 Jan
CAI Cairo
LON London
return from £258
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Find out further information on Cairo and London to help you prepare for your trip.
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 1070% more expensive in London than in Cairo.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 290% more expensive in London than in Cairo.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 690% more expensive in London than in Cairo.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 100% more expensive in London than in Cairo.

Cairo airports
  • ( Cairo International Airport (CAI)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 2182 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Cairo to London

How long is the flight from Cairo to London?

A direct flight from Cairo to London takes around 5 to 5 hours and 30 minutes. Flights paths may change on special ticket deals and airfares that include stopovers. Thus, the flight duration will last between 8 and 12 hours including layovers.

What are the most common stopovers?

Casablanca and Beirut are the most common layovers, but there are also flights that stop in Bahrain, Vienna, and Moscow before flying to London. A direct fight is faster and more environmentally sustainable.

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Cairo?

Citizens of Egypt need a valid visa to enter the UK which can be obtained from the British High Commission in the country. EU and EEA nationals do not need a visa to enter Europe via London, but should present a valid passport at the airport.

Is there a time change from Cairo to London?

London is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Cairo follows European Eastern Time (EET). This means that Cairo is 2 hours ahead of London.

Which airlines fly from Cairo to London

Several airlines offer departures from Cairo to London such as the following:

  • EgyptAir, the carrier airline of Egypt.
  • British Airways, the national airline of Great Britain.
  • Royal Air Maroc, Morocco’s biggest airline.
  • Gulf Air, national airline of Bahrain.
  • Alitalia, an Italian airline headquartered at Rome’s Fiumicino.
  • Middle East Airline, the flag carrier airline of Lebanon.
  • Turkish Airlines, national airline of Turkey and the biggest carrier in the world in terms of number of destinations.

How to find cheap flights from Cairo to London

Opodo has a powerful search engine that will propose the best deals for holidays, trips, and city breaks to London from Cairo. Key in your destination, intended dates of visit, and the number of passengers. A list of results that includes timings and prices of airfares will be displayed. If you wish to narrow the scope of your search, use the special filters to focus on desired destinations, airlines, schedules, airports or layovers.

When are the best times to fly from Cairo to London?

  • May to mid September are the ideal months to enjoy sightseeing and outdoor activities in London when temperatures are pleasant.
  • December is a busy month with shopping and festivals for the season in full swing.
  • September-October is the cheapest time to go in London when there are plenty of deals on travel tickets.

Airports in Cairo

There is only the one: Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Useful Information about Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport is the busiest in the country and the hub of EgyptAir which offers international and domestic flights. It is in Heliopolis less than 14 miles north-east of central Cairo.

How to get to the airport

  • By taxi – at least 30-40 minutes of travel time based on light traffic.
  • By bus – go to Ahmad Orabi Station and get on bus 381 towards Bulak Dakrur-Cairo Airport.
  • By shuttle – the Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus has several pick-up points including downtown Cairo, Giza, and Maadi.

Services: free Wi-Fi, duty-free shops, lounges, restaurants & cafes, cash points, and a first aid station.

Airports in London

Flights from Cairo to London land at Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW) airports.

Useful Information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is around 15 miles from Central London.

How to get to London city from the airport

  • By train – use the Heathrow Express to get to Paddington Station or the Piccadilly line of the Tube.
  • By taxi – 50 minutes or more depending on the flow of traffic.
  • By bus – National Express coach services have several drop-off points in the city

Services: free Wi-Fi, lounges, restaurants & cafes, duty-free shops, meeting rooms, chapel, family facilities, and cash points.

Useful Information about Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is 30 miles from London City.

How to get to London from the airport

  • By train – stops at London Bridge or Victoria stations.
  • By taxi – allocate an hour and a half to reach the city depending on the traffic.
  • By bus – the National Express coach services have drop-off points in Victoria and Hammersmith stations.

Services: 90 minutes free Wi-Fi, lounges, restaurants & bars, duty free shops, sensory room, chapel, currency exchange, and parking.

What to do and visit in London

  • Admire the masterpieces of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Renoir at the National Gallery.
  • Get to know Shakespeare and theatre life in the 17th-century at Shakespeare’s Globe in the South Bank.
  • Stroll along Hyde Park, London’s largest greenery, or visit the Kensington Gardens.
  • Enjoy a pint or two at a pub in Soho.
  • Get on the London Eye, an observation wheel, for superb views of the city.
  • Take in a show in a West End theatre.
  • Cross the historic Tower Bridge built between 1886 and 1894.
  • Look for the Rosetta Stone at the British Museum. It is a picture script used for religious texts in ancient Egypt.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairo to London

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairo to London during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Cairo. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Cairo to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairo to London is 231£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is London expensive to visit compared to Cairo?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 689% more expensive than Cairo, with a fare of 0.38 GBP, while train tickets costs 1067% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 0.24 GBP in Cairo. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 294% more than the 3.81 GBP in Cairo. The price of the coffee is around 100% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.02 GBP , while in Cairo the coffee costs 1.51 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairo to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairo to London are August, December and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairo to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Cairo depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to London from Cairo in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, February and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairo -  London.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cairo to London?
The total flight time between Cairo and London is of around 06:30 hours on average, considering an average distance of 4,046 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in London compared to Cairo?
While in Cairo the temperatures can reach an average of 40.41 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 0.5 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the 5.68 ºC average degrees reported in Cairo. During the winter period, Cairo can register 0.9 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Cairo and London?
The main airport route flying between Cairo and London is: Cairo International Airport (CAI) to Heathrow (LHR). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Egyptair.
  • British Airways.
  • Air Canada.
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairo to London are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairo to London are:
  • Turkish Airlines, stoping in Istanbul for 60 minutes minimun.
  • Ukraine Intl Airlines, with 80 minutes scale in Kiev.
  • Ukraine Intl Airlines, with 80 minutes scale in Kiev.

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