Cairo is easy to reach by road, rail, air or ferry:
Arriving in Cairo by Air - Cairo International Airport
Arriving in Cairo by Rail
Arriving in Cairo by Road
Arriving in Cairo by Water
Situated 24km (15 miles) northeast of the city at Heliopolis, the average journey time from the airport into town is about 1 hour. A busy three-terminal airport, Cairo International Airport is used by most major international airlines as well as a large number of local operators. Be prepared for delays if you travel during the annual pilgrimage to Mecca as Cairo's airport becomes extremely busy at this time. More detailed information can be found on our dedicated Airports Page.
To/from the airport
There are bus services every 30 minutes, and taxis are available. Special limousines are offered by local and international operators. Hotel cars may also be available.
There are no international rail links to any of Egypt’s northwestern neighbours. The railheads at Aswan and Wadi Halfa, Sudan are connected by a ferry across Lake Nasser.
The road border between Libya and Egypt is open. There are two border crossings between Israel and Egypt: one runs from Cairo via El Arish to Rafiah on the north Sinai coast; and the other from Cairo via Suez and Taba to Eilat. Daily coaches leave early in the morning from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel for travel via El Arish/Rafiah to Cairo and vice versa. There are no direct buses from Eilat to Cairo; it is necessary to change in Taba. The crossing from Taba to Eilat is open 24 hours a day. Passengers in taxis and hired cars are not permitted to cross the borders between Israel and Egypt.
Privately owned vehicles may be taken across other borders, provided the appropriate documentation is obtained. All private vehicles entering Egypt must have a three-month triptyche or carnet de passage en douane from an automobile club in the country of registration. The driver must hold an International Driver’s Permit. Visas should normally be obtained in advance; however, travellers entering Egypt via Taba may be able to obtain visas at the border. Contact the tourist office for further details of entry restrictions.
Main ports: Alexandria, Nuweiba, Port Said and Suez.
The Saudi Sea Transport Company runs a regular car ferry service between Suez and Jeddah. A ferry service usually travels twice per week up the Nile between Wadi Halfa (Sudan) and Egypt High Dam. However, it is occasionally suspended. For further information, contact the Nile Valley Association (tel: (2) 2578 9256). There is also a ferry service that operates between Nuweiba in South Sinai and Aqaba (Jordan).
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Omar Ibn El Khattab Street, Cairo, 11737
Hotel DescriptionThe luxurious InterContinental Citystars Cairo is situated adjacent to Cairo's largest retail and leisure complex, Citystars Heliopolis, and is the ideal starting point for tours, sightseeing and enjoying the vibrant life of Cairo'. The...
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Corniche el Nil, Garden City, Cairo, 11511
Explore the ancient and enthralling city of Cairo while staying at the Semiramis InterContinental Cairo Hotel. The great Pyramids of Ghiza, the Egyptian Museum, River Nile, Coptic Cairo and many more attractions of the city are just...
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Uruba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Hotel Introduction A recently renovated, atrium-style luxury hotel, the Sheraton Heliopolis Hotel, Towers& Casino is situated in Cairo's prominent district. The hotel offers a wide variety of restaurants and services. Hotel...
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35 Giza Street, P.O. Box 663, El Orman, Cairo, 12311
1089 Corniche EL Nil, P.O. Box 63, Maglis EL Shaab, Garden City, Cairo, 11519
Hotel Description: The New Nile Plaza is a Magnificent, Multi-Use Development, With Upscale Shopping, Private Residences and, of Course, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza.Rising Thirty Storeys On the Corniche At the Nile Rivers Widest Point,... more
Corniche El Nil, Garden City Roda Island, Cairo, 2288
Description The allure of a historic and mysterious culture, the thirst for magnificence and the hunt for luxury, leads travellers to the Grand Hyatt Cairo Hotel, the landmark of luxury and sophistication in the capital city of great Egypt... more
Ring Road, Mirage City, P.O. Box 427, Heliopolis, Cairo, 11757
Hotel Description:The JW Marriott Hotel Cairo is an international hotel destination for both business and leisure travelers. Located in the Mirage City area of Cairo ten miles northeast of downtown, this full-service resort hotel combines deluxe... more
El Remaya Square, P.O. Box 25, Pyramids, Cairo, 12561
Le Meridien Cairo Pyramids Hotel is a majestic hotel blessed with views of the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Located near the Cairo International Airport, Le Meridien Cairo Pyramids Hotel is also only just... more
16 Saraya El Gezira Street, P.O. Box 33, Zamalek, Cairo, 11211
Pyramids' Road, Giza, Cairo
Hotel Description: The Hotel Was Built in 1869. Under the Shadow of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Lies Cairo'S Most Prestigious Hotel, Which Was an Old Royal Hunting Lodge. It Has 40 Acres of Jasmin-Scented Gardens. There is a Magnificent 18-Hole... more
1115 Corniche El Nile, Cairo, Egypt
Take in views of the Nile and the Pyramids from the Ramses Hilton hotel's 36th-floor Windows on the World bar. Relax by the sun-drenched outdoor pool or enjoy alfresco dining at the Garden Court Café. On the banks of the Nile, the hotel boasts a well-equipped... more
Galaa Square, P.O. Box 11, Cairo
Hotel Introduction Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Towers and Casino is ideally located on the west bank of the River Nile. With cosmopolitan modern adjoining towers, our hotel proudly stands tall as one of Cairo's finest landmarks. Hotel... more
3 El Tayaran Street, P.O. Box 9039, Nasr City, Cairo
All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, mini bar, hair dryer and direct-dial telephone.Our Royal Club Floor offers special amenities to guests. The hotel is fully equipped with a fire alarm system and smoke detectors in every room. Hotel... more
2 El Gezira El Wosta Street,Cairo
The Golden Tulip Flamenco is set in the heart of the residential and diplomatic sector of Cairo and overlooking the Nile. Hotel Flamenco is located away from the bustle of the city, yet conveniently close to the centre of activity with its wealth of culture, history,... more
1191 Courniche El Nile Street, Cairo, Egypt
On the River Nile and part of the World Trade Center complex, the Hilton Cairo World Trade Center Residence is 10 minutes' walk from the business district. Swim laps in the outdoor pool or dine on Mediterranean fare at ''The Lounge''. All guest rooms are Suites with... more
51 El Orouba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, 2466
Situated in the exclusive residential area of Heliopolis, the Le Meridien Heliopolis hotel is within close proximity to the Presidential Palace and... more
Cornish El Nil, Maadi, Po Box 217, 11431 Cairo, Egypt
Description Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers Hotel is a beautiful hotel in
Ext. 26th Of July St., 0 Cairo, Egypt
Hotel IntroductionFour star hotel offering 195 rooms. The Novotel Cairo 6th of October is located in 6 October City, five minutes away from the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, 30 minutes from downtown Cairo and 45 minutes from Cairo International Airport.... more
Po Box 8 Cairo Airport, 11776 Cairo, Egypt
Hotel IntroductionHotel featuring 204 rooms. A short stroll from the airport. 17km from the center of Cairo and 8 km from the International Convention and Exhibition Center. The hotel features 8 shops, 2 bars, a swimming pool and 3 meeting rooms. AccommodationNumber... more