Cairo Airport and Transportation
Getting to and around Cairo
From Cairo's international airport you may choose to take a taxi,
or pre-book a shuttle service. Click
here for a
private arrival airport transfer, and
for a departure transfer, which are your best options without the hassle of having to negotiate a price with a taxi driver.
In the center, the city's metro is efficient, clean, and cheap, with
a new train arriving every 5 to 10 minutes. Note that genders are separated,
with the first car of every train being reserved for females.
If you choose a taxi, remember that meters are rarely used. You will need to
bargain a price before your journey. To avoid being overcharged, don't take a taxi
parked in front of a hotel
unless a price has been agreed before you get in. Walk a few meters away
from your hotel and hail one off the street. To have an idea of prices, a
5 to 10-minute ride should cost no more than 5 or 6 Egyptian pounds, while
a 20-minute ride from the center to the pyramids should be anywhere between
20 and 30 Egyptian pounds one way.
Driving in Cairo is one of the most chaotic experiences on the planet. But if you're wishing to see more of Egypt on your own, check for the
cheapest car rental rates
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