||The airport is located
22km (13.5 miles) northeast of Cairo.
2522 or 7132
| Cairo International
Airport is located 22 kilometres (14 miles) northeast of central
Cairo and is the main international gateway to Egypt.
With 2 terminals, Terminal 1 (also referred to as the Old Airport)
is mainly used by the national carrier, EgyptAir,
for both domestic and international flights, while terminal 2 (the
New Airport) is used by other international airlines. The terminals
are roughly 3 kilometres (2 miles) apart and are linked by a free
24-hour EgyptAir shuttle bus.
A new terminal, Terminal 3 is currently under construction for
completion in January 2007.
Number of Terminals
Transfer between Terminals
A free shuttle bus links the 2 terminals.
EgyptAir is the national
airline and has several offices in Cairo (telephone number: (02)
390 0999 or 393 2836 or 245 0270 (24 hours) or 290 8453 or 245 0260
or 391 4501).
Other major carriers include:
• Air Canada
• Air India
• British Airways
• Czech Airlines
• El Al
• Gulf Air
• Japan Airlines
• Singapore Airlines
• Thai Air
• Tunis Air
• Turkish Airlines
• United Airways
Flight times to Cairo:
• From London is 5
• From New York is 11 hours
• From Los
Angeles is 15 hours
• From Toronto is 13 hours 20 minutes
• From Sydney is 21 hours
GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from the last Friday in April to the first Friday
Money and communications
The airport has a bank and ATMs with post offices and a 24-hour bureaux de change, which are situated in the Departures hall in both
terminals. The post office is open 24 hours daily.
There are many restaurants at the airport. The Bars are
located in the Departures halls of both terminals and open 24 hours.
Shops, including clothes shops, gift shops, bookshops and newsagents,
are situated in the Departures halls in both of the terminals and in the
new transit hall.
Duty-free shops are
available in both of the terminals.
Porters and baggage trolleys are available in both terminals, as well as left-luggage
A pharmacy is situated in Departures in both terminals.
Wheelchairs are available on request and there are disabled toilets
located in the terminals. Disabled passengers should contact their
airline for assistance. No reserved car parking spaces are available
for disabled passengers.
and Business Facilities
There is a business centre in Terminal 1 connected to the new transit
hall by escalator and providing computer and fax services. Metting rooms and business
facilities are also available in the Novotel
Cairo Airport Hotel (telephone number: (0)2 918 520). There
are VIP lounges in both terminals.
and help desks
Information desks are situated in both Terminal 1 (Old Airport)
and Terminal 2 (New Airport), in the Arrivals and Departures halls
and in the transit hall. Flight information (telephone number: (0)2
634 8566) is available 24 hours a day. Tourist police within the
terminals provide information.
The airport is reached from Cairo city centre, across the 6th October
Bridge, via Salah Salem Road which leads to Heliopolis. The airport
and Heliopolis are well signposted from the centre. The airport
is situated off the Al-Orouba main road.
Short-term car parking is available for about 1,000 cars and is
walking distance of the terminal buildings.
Car hire companies represented at the airport include:
to the city
Although there are bus connections into the city, the best option
is to take a taxi, these cost approximately E£30-£35.
An official taxi from outside the terminal is recommended, visitors
should avoid bargaining with taxi touts inside the terminal. There
is also an official ‘limousine taxi’
service from terminal 1, with fixed fares, which is convenient but
costs almost twice as much as an ordinary taxi. Even more convenient,
and more expensive, are the limousine transfers offered by luxury
hotels, which cost from around E£50 to around £E100
(city centre). The taxi ride to/from the centre takes thirty minutes
to one hour depending on the traffic.
The Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel (telephone number: (0)2 918 520)
is located 3 kilometres (2 miles) from the airport.
Other hotels in the vicinity include Le Meridien Heliopolis (telephone
number: (0)2 905 055), Movenpick Cairo (telephone number: (0)6 370
077) and Sheraton Hotel Heliopolis (telephone number: (0)2 677 730).
Complimentary shuttle buses run from the airport to all the major
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