Cairo International Airport is an airport serving to the city of Heliopolis located in the northeast of Cairo. Cairo International Airport, which is the second busiest airport in Africa region, has a capacity of welcoming a great number of passengers per year. The airport, whose air traffic will increase with the opening of the new terminal, offers direct flights to many countries. It is planned to build a five-star hotel at Cairo International Airport, which is used by more than 3.5 million passengers every year.
One of the most important cities in history, tourism and culture, Egypt's capital city, Cairo, is hosting millions of visitors each year. Access to the city center for visitors using the Cairo International Airport, the only airport in the city, is not so easy, unlike other world capitals that host visitors.
It is possible to get to the city center from the airport at Heliopolis, which is 30 kilometers far from the center of the city, only with private shuttles, rental cars and taxis. There are also municipal buses that provide access to metro lines.
Cairo is a city shaped by the Nile River, forming various peninsulas and islands. So there are a few centers of the city. The most important of the centers are the Giza district in the east of Nile, hosting the pyramids, Wasat Al Balad, and the island named Zamalek. All of these areas are 25 to 30 kilometers from the airport. The most commonly used vehicle on this route is the shuttle.
You can arrange a private shuttle for you by phoning 19970 at the airport or phoning the same number or online in advance. You can reach to Wasat Al Balad and Zamalek at the best prices with the vehicles of maximum of 7 people + 7 luggage or 10 people + 0 luggage capacity. For Giza, you need to pay a little more.
You can go to Ramses metro station by city bus number 111 which departs from Terminal 1 of Cairo International Airport and you can reach the city center and major centers from here by metro. However, city buses take half an hour to one and a half hours to get to the city due to traffic conditions and excessive number of bus stops.
You can also go to the Heliopolis and Nasr areas by bus and get to the newly completed metro stations from here. Green Line, one of the three metro lines in the city, is expected to reach the airport next year.
In Cairo International Airport you also have the chance of a luxury transfer. You can choose from London-style taxis, limousines, and luxury buses for transportation. You do not have a bargaining option with these services, which are more expensive. The vehicles that you will travel with prices determined according to each region are the type of transportation that is most popular with businessmen and rich people coming to Cairo.
The airport hosts car rental offices of companies such as Budget, Avis, Hertz and Europecar. These companies also have offices in different regions of the city. You can get to the city center by using the Oroba road with the car you can rent from here. The entrance to the airport with the cars costs 5 Egyptian Pounds. The airport also has a parking space with the capacity of 3,612 private vehicles.Last Updated: 09 May 2017
There are different options to reach the airport from the city center in Cairo, visited by many tourists every year. The services that the hotels usually offer or arrange for you and public transport are the first ones that come to mind.
Transfer vehicles that are privately rented from Cairo International Airport and shuttles of the Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus company will pick you up at your requested destination upon your telephone and internet reservation. You can reach the airport from any point of the city by using the shuttles, whose fares are changing according to the region you take it.
Airport transfers also include London-style taxis, limousines and luxurious midibuses. All you have to do is to make reservations and be at the place where you want the cars to pick you up.
It will be possible to reach the airport with the subway lines passing through Zamalek, Wasat Al-Balad and the Nile's eastern region, which we refer to as the center of Cairo, in a few years, but you can only reach the areas close by at the moment. Al Dock, Opera, Sedat (Tahrir) and Naguib are the metro stations close to the center.
You need to transfer to the Green Line at Attaba station from Yellow Line, which hosts the above mentioned stations.
Even if it does not reach the airport yet, you can get off at the Abbasiye station and complete the 15 kilometers distance by taxi or bus number 111. It is also possible to reach the airport by buses 27, 111, 356 from Tahrir Square where Sedat metro station is located.
Although it is a great merit to use private vehicles in Cairo, which is similar to Istanbul with regards to its traffic and size, there may be people who want to reach the airport by private vehicles. To do this, you have to follow the Oroba road, in the east direction, to go to the airport from Zamalek island and Tahrir in the city center.
Oroba route will take you to Airport Road, which will provide you with access to the airport, after 17 kilometers.
The airport, in the Heliopolis area, is the second airport in Africa with regards to passenger traffic. With the completion of the newly constructed terminals, there are also many possibilities offered for those waiting for their flight.
Japanese, Chinese and Korean restaurants representing the Asian lifestyle, world famous fast-food restaurants, coffee shops where you can drink the most famous coffees of the world and pizzerias are waiting for guests at Terminal 1. You can also access health services at the airport, which has a large duty free store.Last Updated: 09 May 2017
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