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Istanbul to Cairo flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Istanbul and Cairo take, on average, 2 h and 49 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Istanbul with Cairo found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Istanbul and Cairo
Arriving AirportFlights departing Istanbul with Cairo as destination arrives at Cairo International Airport

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Departure Sun, 03 Oct Return Thu, 07 Oct
IST Istanbul
CAI Cairo
return from £181
Departure Tue, 12 Oct Return Tue, 19 Oct
IST Istanbul
CAI Cairo
return from £183
Flight route information
Find out further information on Istanbul and Cairo to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 21.82 EGP
British Pound Sterling Egyptian Pound
1 EGP = 0.05 GBP
Last checked on 24 September 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
32%

Trains in Cairo are 32% cheaper than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.34
Cairo
£0.23
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
7%

The average meal is 7% more expensive in Cairo than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£3.37
Cairo
£3.59
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
21%

A taxi fare in Cairo is 21% cheaper than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£0.47
Cairo
£0.37
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
10%

Coffee is 10% more expensive in Cairo than in Istanbul.

Istanbul
£1.31
Cairo
£1.5
Istanbul airports
  • ( Istanbul Airport (IST)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
    How far from city centre: 19 miles
  • ( Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
Cairo airports
  • ( Cairo International Airport (CAI)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
K Distance: 768 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Istanbul to Cairo

😷 Is it safe to travel from Istanbul to Cairo 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 Egypt may apply when travelling from Istanbul. 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 Istanbul to Cairo at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Istanbul to Cairo is 181£. 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 Cairo expensive to visit compared to Istanbul?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairo costs an average of 0.37 GBP, 23% cheaper than Istanbul, with a fare of 0.48 GBP, while train tickets costs 34% less in Cairo: 0.23 GBP against 0.35 GBP in Istanbul. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.27 GBP in Cairo, 5% less than the 3.46 GBP in Istanbul. The price of the coffee is around 15% more expensive in Cairo, with an average of 1.53 GBP , while in Istanbul the coffee costs 1.33 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Istanbul to Cairo?
The most popular months to book a trip from Istanbul to Cairo are December, October and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Istanbul to Cairo?
The best time of the year to go to Cairo when flying from Istanbul depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Cairo from Istanbul in terms of searches from our customer, followed by November and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, September and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Istanbul -  Cairo.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Istanbul to Cairo?
The total flight time between Istanbul and Cairo is of around 02:49 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,496 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 Cairo compared to Istanbul?
While in Istanbul the temperatures can reach an average of 32.95 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 mm ,Cairo's temperatures can go up to 40.41 ºC during the hot season, with 0.5 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 5.68 ºC in Cairo, compared to the -0.3 ºC average degrees reported in Istanbul. During the winter period, Istanbul can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while Cairo have an average of 0.9 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Istanbul and Cairo?
The main airport route flying between Istanbul and Cairo is: Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) to Cairo International Airport (CAI). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Nile Air.
  • Pegasus Airlines.
  • Air Arabia Egypt.
  • Alternatively, you can find Istanbul - Cairo flights between Istanbul Atatürk International Havalimani (ISL) to Cairo International Airport (CAI) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Turkish Airlines.
  • Egyptair.
Airlines with indirect flights from Istanbul to Cairo are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Istanbul to Cairo are:
  • Middle East Airlines, stoping in Beirut for 615 minutes minimun.
  • Aegean Airlines, with 65 minutes scale in Athens.
  • Aegean Airlines, with 65 minutes scale in Athens.

Cairo International Airport - Latest customer reviews

4.0 /5
Reviews: 2
5.0 /5
RamyBek
Date 2019-11-25 Age 31-50 City Egypt

Very good

3.0 /5
Jane
Date 2018-02-25 Age 51-70 City London

Too long a wait for luggage

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