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Departure Sat, 18 May Return Wed, 29 May
LTN London
CAI Cairo
return from £471
Departure Thu, 09 May Return Thu, 23 May
STN London
CAI Cairo
return from £549
Departure Tue, 14 May Return Tue, 28 May
LCY London
CAI Cairo
return from £405
Departure Wed, 08 May Return Tue, 14 May
LHR London
CAI Cairo
return from £279
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 22.25 EGP
British Pound Sterling Egyptian Pound
1 EGP = 0.05 GBP
Last checked on 22 May 2019
Train
Local, one-way ticket
91%

Trains in Cairo are 91% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.5
Cairo
£0.23
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
79%

A meal in Cairo is 79% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Cairo
£3.16
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
95%

A taxi fare in Cairo is 95% cheaper than in London.

London
£5
Cairo
£0.27
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
50%

Coffee in Cairo is 50% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.75
Cairo
£1.37
( London airports
  • ? Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ? Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ? Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 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
) Cairo airports
  • ? Cairo International Airport (CAI)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
L Distance: 2182 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Cairo

How long is the flight from London to Cairo?

The flight duration from London to Cairo typically takes 4 hours and 45 minutes on a direct flight path. If you choose to make a stopover, your total journey time may vary.

What are the most common stopovers?

Trips from London to Cairo provide a wide range of stopover destinations, and if you're prepared to break your trip you could secure some bargain airfares. Popular connection cities include Rome, Athens, Istanbul, or Frankfurt.

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

British passport holders need a visa to travel to Egypt. Visas issued online are valid for up to 3 months, whether you're travelling for business, holidays, or extended city breaks. Visas on arrival are also available for selected nationalities, including the UK and EU.

Is there a time change from London to Cairo?

Cairo is in the Eastern European time zone, which is 2 hours ahead of UK time.

Which airlines fly from London to Cairo?

There is a wide choice of airlines operating flights from London to Cairo, especially if you make a stopover. These include:

  • Egyptair, the country's national airline.
  • British Airways, the UK flag carrier airline.
  • Aegean Airlines, a Greek operator with connections in Athens.
  • Turkish Airlines, the national airline of Turkey.
  • Alitalia, Italian national carrier with connections in Rome

How to find cheap flights from London to Cairo

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

  • October – the cooler autumn months are the ideal time for a trip to Cairo. The weather is still warm and pleasant, without the extreme summer heat.
  • June and July is the cheapest time to go to Cairo, with smaller crowds. Pack the sunscreen, and take advantage of cheaper flights and accommodation prices.
  • March – the weather is starting to get warmer again after the cooler winter months. Cairo's dry climate means only 2mm of rain is expected on average throughout the month.

Airports in London

Airlines operating direct routes to Cairo leave from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). If you've chosen a flight which connects through another European city, it may depart instead from London Gatwick (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport is the UK and Europe's busiest airport. It is located 15 miles west of Central London and has 4 passenger terminals.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – regular Heathrow Express services from London Paddington between 5am and 11.30pm. Journey time 15 minutes.
  • By Underground – Heathrow is on the Piccadilly Line, with 3 stations serving terminals. 50 minutes from central London.
  • By taxi – Around 45 minutes from Central London, depending on traffic.

Services: dozens of shops including duty-free, bars and restaurants, free Wi-Fi, children's play areas, foreign exchange, free phone and laptop charging, executive lounges at an additional charge.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport (LGW) is around 30 miles south from central London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – Gatwick Express train from Victoria station between 5am and 10.30pm, journey time 30 minutes.
  • By bus – A3 airport shuttle bus from Victoria Coach Station, departures every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day.
  • By car – Leave the M25 at J7, then take the M23 following signs for Gatwick. Ample long and short-stay parking on site.

Services: north and south terminals connected by monorail, plentiful restaurants, bars and shops including duty-free, free Wi-Fi, children's play area, showers, and airport lounges.

Airports in Cairo

Cairo has one main airport, Cairo International Airport (CAI). This is Egypt's busiest airport, handling a mixture of international and domestic flights.

Useful information about Cairo International Airport

Cairo International is north-east of the city centre, with three different passenger terminals.

How to get into Cairo from the airport:

  • By shuttle bus – Pre-book transfers on the shuttle service from the airport to Central Cairo, Heliopolis, and Giza.
  • By taxi – official black taxis outside the terminal. Journey time into the city centre between 30 and 60 minutes.
  • By car – The airport is close to the Cairo Ring Road, providing easy driving connections across the city.

Services: a wide range of cafes, fast food outlets and restaurants, duty-free and other shops, bureau de change, business facilities, car hire, free Wi-Fi connection.

What to do and visit in Cairo

  • See the world-famous Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb, including the famed golden death mask.
  • See the world's biggest collection of Islamic paintings and sculptures at the Museum of Islamic Art.
  • Escape the crowds and relax in the International Garden or Al Horreya Garden.
  • Try local specialties like falafel, Egyptian shawarma sandwiches, and koshary.
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Cairo International Airport - Latest customer reviews

3.6 /5
Reviews: 5
4.0 /5
None
Date 2017-11-13 Age 51-70 City UK

Good security checks

1.0 /5
Jill
Date 2017-09-09 Age 51-70 City Australia

Filthy. Extremely rude staff. Extremely slow security checks. Security rub down is inapproriate with breasts and vagina both being touched. Difficult to find your way. Staff smoking. I saw a womans bags stolen through security by the security staff and it has happened to two of my friends as well. Trolleys filthy and need maintenance. Helpers/family not allowed into airport. Some staff are friendly and helpful but most are rude and surly.

4.0 /5
Meshmesh
Date 2017-09-06 Age 31-50 City Uk

Initial entrance to departure confusing

4.0 /5
Sherif
Date 2017-09-01 Age 31-50 City Cairo

Long Que and they didn't allow us to take batteries and power banks

5.0 /5
Salah
Date 2017-08-27 Age 51-70 City England

Overall I was very happy , was no rush , Cairo airport very clean very easy ,

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