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Airports in Egypt

Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Location

The airport is situated 13.7 miles (22km) from central Cairo.

Getting to the city

There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to central Cairo takes around 45 minutes. The Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Cairo and along the Pyramids Road in Giza. Public buses and air-conditioned coaches also leave regularly from Terminal 1.

Time

Local time is GMT + 2.

Contacts

Tel: +(202) 2265 5000.

see full airport guide


Luxor International Airport (LXR)

Location

The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of Luxor city.

Getting to the city

The best way to the city is by taxi (journey time 15min), but there is also a regular bus service available, although it is generally very crowded.

Time

Local time is GMT +2.

see full airport guide


El Nouzha Airport (ALY)

Location

El Nouzha Airport is located in Alexandria, about four miles (7km) southeast of the city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal building and fares should be negotiated before entering the taxi. Drivers often prefer to be paid in US Dollars, Euros or British Pounds.

Time

GMT+2

see full airport guide


Hurghada Airport (HRG)

Location

Hurghada Airport is located three miles (5km) south of the city of Hurghada El Dahar.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal building but rates should be negotiated before entering the taxi. Drivers often prefer to be paid in US Dollars, Euros or British Pounds. The journey time to Hurghada El Dahar (downtown) is approximately 20 minutes. You can also find transfers from the airport to town by minivan or bus; minibuses are available outside the airport, leaving once full.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +20 65 344 2592.

see full airport guide


Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH)

Location

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located 11 miles (18km) northeast of Sharm el Sheikh centre, near Ras Nasrani.

Getting to the city

Regular taxis and tourist taxis (which are known to charge almost double that of regular ones) can be found at the taxi rank outside the arrivals area. Blue and White taxis are the only ones allowed to go into the town centre of Naama Bay. Minibuses also operate to Sharm el-Sheikh and leave once full. The journey to Sharm el-Sheikh centre is approximately 20 minutes.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: 069 362 3353.

see full airport guide


Cairo International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in Egypt

Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Location

The airport is situated 13.7 miles (22km) from central Cairo.

Getting to the city

There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to central Cairo takes around 45 minutes. The Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Cairo and along the Pyramids Road in Giza. Public buses and air-conditioned coaches also leave regularly from Terminal 1.

Time

Local time is GMT + 2.

Contacts

Tel: +(202) 2265 5000.

see full airport guide


Luxor International Airport (LXR)

Location

The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of Luxor city.

Getting to the city

The best way to the city is by taxi (journey time 15min), but there is also a regular bus service available, although it is generally very crowded.

Time

Local time is GMT +2.

see full airport guide


El Nouzha Airport (ALY)

Location

El Nouzha Airport is located in Alexandria, about four miles (7km) southeast of the city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal building and fares should be negotiated before entering the taxi. Drivers often prefer to be paid in US Dollars, Euros or British Pounds.

Time

GMT+2

see full airport guide


Hurghada Airport (HRG)

Location

Hurghada Airport is located three miles (5km) south of the city of Hurghada El Dahar.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the terminal building but rates should be negotiated before entering the taxi. Drivers often prefer to be paid in US Dollars, Euros or British Pounds. The journey time to Hurghada El Dahar (downtown) is approximately 20 minutes. You can also find transfers from the airport to town by minivan or bus; minibuses are available outside the airport, leaving once full.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +20 65 344 2592.

see full airport guide


Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH)

Location

Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport is located 11 miles (18km) northeast of Sharm el Sheikh centre, near Ras Nasrani.

Getting to the city

Regular taxis and tourist taxis (which are known to charge almost double that of regular ones) can be found at the taxi rank outside the arrivals area. Blue and White taxis are the only ones allowed to go into the town centre of Naama Bay. Minibuses also operate to Sharm el-Sheikh and leave once full. The journey to Sharm el-Sheikh centre is approximately 20 minutes.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: 069 362 3353.

see full airport guide


Cairo International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.