Do you need help?

Call for exclusive deals: 0800 026 3696

Low cost flights to Cairo

Why book with Opodo?
  • Choose from 660+ airlines
  • Choose from over 60,000 flight routes
  • Fly from as little as £137

Last minute flights to Cairo

Departure Thu, 12 Dec Return Thu, 19 Dec
LGW London
CAI Cairo
return from £195
Departure Thu, 12 Dec Return Tue, 17 Dec
MAN Manchester
CAI Cairo
return from £343
Departure Fri, 13 Dec Return Fri, 20 Dec
IST Istanbul
CAI Cairo
return from £207
Departure Thu, 02 Jan Return Sat, 11 Jan
BHX Birmingham
CAI Cairo
return from £436
Popular flight routes to Cairo
London - Cairo
return from £204
Manchester - Cairo
return from £240
Istanbul - Cairo
return from £235
Birmingham - Cairo
return from £342
Amman - Cairo
return from £266
Dubai - Cairo
return from £242

Trips to Cairo

Cairo travel

Egypt's capital, is renowned for its historic landmarks, ancient history, museums and film industry. It was founded in 2,000BC with an enormous amount of construction taking place from the 10th century onwards. Owing to its strategic location, the city also flourished as a centre of trade. Cairo changed hands under different rulers from the Ottomans to the British. Today, Cairo is a bustling metropolis with an economy that relies on the manufacturing, media and services industries. Tourism - long part of its backbone - continues to play a major role. It is not difficult to figure out why there are many flights to Cairo as travellers head to the city to see its attractions or conduct business. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Cairo!

Things to do and places to see in Cairo

The city of Cairo offers the best of modern and ancient worlds to travellers, from ornate citadels and palaces to opera houses and theatres. Visit historic sites, gape at iconic landmarks or visit museums. Shop at the local markets or go see a cultural event. In the evening, experience the transformation of the city as it comes alive when dance clubs, bars and restaurants open. When you are on cheap flights to Cairo, there is no doubt you will see action day and night and have a good time.

When visiting Cairo, be sure to:

  • See the Al-Hussein Mosque, a holy Islamic site
  • Spend time at historic Tahrir Square
  • Tour the 14th century Beshtak Palace (Qasr Bashtak) and its museum
  • Check out beautiful collections of ceramics at the Museum of Islamic Ceramics
  • Admire the splendour of the Aqsunqur Mosque, also known as the "Blue Mosque."
  • Wander through Beit El-Umma (House of the People), a historic house
  • Follow the rich history of the country at the Egyptian Museum
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Giza pyramid complex
  • Browse through the bazaars of Khan el-Khalili, a major souk in the city
  • Stroll through Islamic Cairo with its mosques and monuments
  • Look at Bab Zuweila, an ancient gate in the Old City of Cairo
Book cheap Cairo flights with Opodo

Cairo airports

Cairo International Airport handles the air travel needs of the city of Cairo. It is the busiest airport in the country. The airport is composed of two terminals for arriving and departing passengers on trips to Cairo. Restaurants, duty-free shops, parking facilities, lounges, ATMs and car rental are some of the amenities available at the airport.

  • Cairo International Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at Cairo International Airport are the following: EGYPTAIR, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Emirates.

    Location

    Cairo International Airport is located 20km northeast of the centre of Cairo city.

    Transport options

    The airport is well-connected to primary and secondary roads: Sala Salem-Orouba Street, Corniche El Nile and Autostrade-El Nasr Road. Cairo Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient, inexpensive and comfortable way to travel from the airport to the city; it runs a regular schedule. Otherwise, metered and non-metered cabs are available outside of the terminal. Limousine services are also offered for those who desire a bit of luxury.

FAQ's about Cairo

🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Cairo?
The top month to book flights to Cairo is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Cairo flights is January. In third place: October. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Cairo, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Cairo?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Cairo is... July. The next best month to travel to Cairo is December. And let's not forget August, the third top choice for when to go to Cairo. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Cairo is March.
🕑 How long before a flight to Cairo should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Cairo, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Cairo departing from over 52 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Cairo at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
✈️ What is the name of Cairo’s airport?
Cairo is served by 1 airport[s]. Cairo International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 52 cities, such as London, Manchester and Istanbul, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Cairo’s airport from the city centre?
Cairo’s airport Cairo International Airport is located 11 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Cairo’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.24 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Cairo International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Cairo centre is around 0.33 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Cairo. Pick your preferred car type and get from Cairo International Airport to Cairo city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Cairo city centre?
There are many ways to get from Cairo International Airport to central Cairo:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Cairo International Airport to Cairo city centre when driving is 33 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
By bus:
Another way to go to Cairo city center is by bus. On average, it is possible to get there in around 1 hour 22 mins.
By Bus:
Commuting from Cairo International Airport to central Cairo by Bus takes around 1 hour 4 mins, depending on the time and the day of the week.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Cairo?
If you are going to Cairo, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 3.30 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 14.16 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 3.78 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.65 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 2.36 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.39 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 0.24 GBP
  • - Water: 0.16 GBP

Can't miss destinations

Our International travel websites