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Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Full Airport Name

Cairo International Airport


Cairo International Airport, Oruba Road, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Airport Code


Country Code



(0)2 291 4255


(0)2 633 2522 or 7132



Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from the aftermost Friday in April to the aboriginal Friday in October)


The airport is amid 22km (13.5 miles) northeast of Cairo

Airport News

A fresh terminal (Terminal 3) is currently beneath architecture and is slated for achievement in January 2007.

Transfer Between Terminals

A chargeless shuttle bus links the two terminals, which are about 3km (2 miles) apart.

Driving Directions

The airport can be accomplished from Cairo burghal centre, beyond the 6th October Bridge, via Salah Salem Alley which leads to Heliopolis. The airport and Heliopolis are able-bodied signposted from the burghal centre. The airport is amid off the Al-Orouba capital road.

Car Parking

Short-term car parking is accessible for about 1,000 cars and is amid aural walking ambit of the terminal buildings.

Car Hire

Car appoint companies represented at the airport accommodate Avis, Budget, Europcar, J Car, Hertz and Thrifty.

Public Transport

Road: Taxi: Taxis are accessible from the airport to axial Cairo (journey time: 30 minutes). They leave from alfresco the Arrivals anteroom and haggling is recommended. Limousine: Limousines are accessible from the airport to axial Cairo for a collapsed amount fare. Black Mercedes limousines leave from alfresco the Arrivals hall. Bus: Buses are accessible from the airport to axial Cairo. An airport bus account operates from Terminal 1. Bus no.400 leaves every 30 account during the day and every hour at night. Coach: Super Jet (tel: (0)2 579 8181) operates a bus account to Alexandria.

Information and Help Desks

Information desks are amid in both Terminal 1 (Old Airport) and Terminal 2 (New Airport), in the Arrivals and Departures halls and in the alteration hall. Flight advice (tel: (0)2 634 8566) is accessible 24 hours a day. Tourist badge aural the terminals can accommodate information.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: The airport has a coffer and ATMs; 24-hour bureaux de change and column offices are amid in the Departures anteroom in both terminals. The column appointment is additionally accessible 24 hours a day. Eating and drinking: There are abundant restaurants at the airport. Bars are amid in the Departures halls of both terminals and are accessible 24 hours. Shopping: Shops, including allowance shops, clothes shops, bookshops and newsagents, are amid in the Departures halls in both terminals and in the fresh alteration hall. Duty-free shops are accessible in both terminals. Luggage: Baggage trolleys and porters are available. Left-luggage accessories can be begin in both terminals. Other facilities: A pharmacy is amid in Departures in both terminals.

Conference and Business Facilities

There is a business centre in Terminal 1 affiliated to the fresh alteration anteroom by an escalator and accouterment computer and fax services. Business accessories and affair apartment are additionally accessible in the Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel (tel: (0)2 918 520). There are VIP lounges in both terminals. Computer and fax machines are available.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Wheelchairs are accessible on appeal and there are disabled toilets. Disabled cartage should acquaintance their airline for assistance. There are no aloof car parking spaces for disabled passengers.


The Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel (tel: (0)2 918 520) is amid 3km (2 miles) from the airport. Other hotels in the around accommodate Le Meridien Heliopolis (tel: (0)2 905 055), Movenpick Cairo (tel: (0)6 370 077) and Sheraton Hotel Heliopolis (tel: (0)2 677 730). Complimentary shuttle buses run from the airport to all above hotels.