Airfare to Cairo, Egypt
Major airports in Cairo
Cairo is served by one airport, Cairo International Airport (CAI).
For cheaper tickets to Cairo, consider the following :
- Fly mid-week to take advantage of the low-volume travel days
- May to October, although off-peak travel season and with scorching temperatures are the best months to travel if you plan to save money
- Consider flying into Istanbul, Turkey and then continue to Cairo , maybe on a low cost carrier. For example when searching a flight from London to Cairo the price was $560 at two weeks notice, but when adding a stop in Istanbul, the price dropped to $434 for planning four weeks in advance. Click here to search this route
- Check out other carriers besides the national airline and consider flying on a lesser known carrier.
Cairo Travel Tips
Traveling to Cairo is not difficult for westerns, but the latest civil unrest has put a gloomy cloud over Egypt’s capital. The crazy, striking capital of Cairo is one of the largest 15 cities in the world, with hundreds of ancient sites.
EgyptAir is the national airline of Egypt, having its hub in Cairo. Major airlines such as British Airways, Alitalia, Emirates , Lufthansa and Qatar also stop in Cairo, but there are only a handful of low cost carriers serving the city.
The most famous attractions are nearby Giza Pyramids, Saqqara, and a trip down the Nile. Shopping is also big business, especially at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar.
For more information on Cairo, check out BootsnAll’s Cairo Travel Guide.
Photo by Khalid Almasoud