How to Reach Cairo - The Easiest Way to Reach Cairo

HOW TO GET TO CAIRO

  • By Air - The nearest airport to Cairo is the Cairo International Airport. The airport is well served by the national carrier Egyptair and other carriers including Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Jet Air.
  • By Train - The nearest railway station in Cairo is the city’s main station called Mahattat Ramsesn which is located on the Midan Ramses. Trains run to Cairo from most other regions and cities within and outside of Egypt. The trains almost always run on schedule and it is best to book the tickets in advance online.
  • By Bus – The main two bus stations in Cairo are the Midan Ramsis and Cairo Gateway. The busses arrive to Cairo from all over the country.

HOW TO GET AROUND CAIRO

  • By Metro – Cairo is home to Africa’s first and most expansive metro system. The fully functional modern metro system is sleek and cheap, covering almost the entire city. The metro runs from 6 in the morning till 12 midnight, making it one of the best modes of transport while exploring the city. Furthermore, two cars of each train reserved for women, which are located in the middle section of the train. Other than being a cheaper mode of transportation, the metro also avoids the traffic and chaotic streets of Egypt, saving time and energy.
  • By Taxi – One can find three types of taxis in Egypt. The first being the old black and white taxis. These taxis are old with old drivers and outdated meters making it difficult to travel. The other taxis are the bright yellow taxis, that are mostly available on reservation basis only. The last are the solid-white taxis. These are the modern sedans equipped with meters, comprise of and air conditioner and are a cheaper, hassle-free and comfortable mode of transportation. An addition to the option is Uber or Uber Cabs that run well in Cairo.
  • By Bus –  Cairo is home to an intricate network of busses that cover the entire city. The busses are a cheaper mode of transportation and are usually very crowded. One can also hop onto an air condition bus, which can be found in the main squares of Cairo.
  • By Car –  There are numerous agencies in Cairo that give cars for rent to the tourists. However, most agencies do not have specific prices.

 

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Modes of Transportation in Cairo

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Cairo. The most preferred mode of transport in Cairo is Car.

Average distance: 27.36 km Average time: 50.25 min

  • Car 64%
    Driving 49.15 min Walking 1.13 min Overall average time for 31.05 kms 50.28 min
  • Walking 7.2%
    Walking 19.44 min Bus 1.11 min Waiting 0.78 min Train 0.22 min Driving 0.22 min Overall average time for 2.39 kms 21.78 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 16.8%
    Bus 43.43 min Waiting 8.33 min Walking 6.67 min Train 3.1 min Other 0.95 min Overall average time for 25.62 kms 62.48 min
  • Train/Metro 3.2%
    Train 33.75 min Walking 12 min Bus 7.5 min Waiting 7.25 min Tram 1.75 min Overall average time for 25.5 kms 62.25 min

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How to Reach Cairo from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Giza to Cairo 4.23 km 4 mins
Heliopolis to Cairo 10.62 km 10 mins
Helwan to Cairo 21.76 km 21 mins
Toukh to Cairo 29.67 km 29 mins
10th of ramadan city to Cairo 61.44 km 1 hour 1 mins
Tanta to Cairo 75.29 km 1 hour 15 mins
Ramsis to Cairo 98.73 km 1 hour 38 mins
Ismailia to Cairo 126.37 km 2 hours 6 mins
Alexandria to Cairo 181.11 km 3 hours 1 mins
Sharm el-sheikh to Cairo 397.86 km 6 hours 37 mins
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