Travel Guide

Egypt Airports

Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Location: The airport is situated 13.7 miles (22km) from central Cairo.
Time: Local time is GMT + 2.
Contacts: Tel: +(202) 2265 5000.
Transfer between terminals: The three terminals are about two miles (3km) apart and are linked by a free shuttle, which departs about every half an hour.
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.
Car rental: Car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Taxis may have fare meters but are unlikely to use them. Fares vary and should be negotiated up front. Cairo taxis are black and white.
Facilities: Facilities include a restaurant and several cafeterias, banks and ATMs, a bureau de change, pharmacies, an internet café in Terminal 1, five-star lounges for business and first class passengers, smoking rooms (Terminal 1), tourist information desks and travel agencies. Duty-free shopping is also available.
Parking: Parking is available adjacent to Terminal 1, at a rate of EGP 20 for the first three hours.

Luxor International Airport (LXR)

Location: The airport is situated four miles (6km) east of Luxor city.
Time: Local time is GMT +2.
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.
Car rental: There are car rental agencies at the airport.
Facilities: Airport facilities include bureaux de change, restaurants, shops, a tourist information desk, post office and luggage storage. Wheelchairs are available for disabled passengers; airlines should be notified in advance.
Departure Tax: None.

El Nouzha Airport (ALY)

Location: El Nouzha Airport is located in Alexandria, about four miles (7km) southeast of the city centre.
Time: GMT+2
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.
Car rental: Car rental agencies include Sixt and Hertz.

Hurghada Airport (HRG)

Location: Hurghada Airport is located three miles (5km) south of the city of Hurghada El Dahar.
Time: GMT +2
Contacts: Tel: +20 65 344 2592.
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.
Car rental: Car hire is available at the airport.
Parking: The airport's single parking lot offers both short-term and long-term parking.
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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.
Time: GMT +2
Contacts: Tel: 069 362 3353.
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.
Car rental: Car rental is available from the airport.
Facilities: There are ATMs in the arrivals hall, cafes, restaurants, banking and currency exchange facilities, a news agent, jewellery shop and a souvenir shop. There are also disabled facilities. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline prior to departure.
Parking: Short- and long-term parking is available.
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