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How to Get to Cairo

By Air
Domestic Airlines
By Land
By Sea

By Air

There are non-stop flights from most major African, Asian, and European cities. Direct flights also available from New York.  Airline tickets  must be confirmed before departure; check with our official travel agent which will be located at the conference registration desk..

Cairo International airport main terminals are:  

Terminal 1: Egypt air domestic and international flights (also Called the Old Terminal)  
Terminal 2: International Airlines. (also Called the New Terminal)  
Terminal 3: Saudi Arabia Airlines.  
Terminal 4: International cargo.

 To get from the airport to hotel and vice versa

A complimentary FREE service provided with the hotel accommodation package booked through Star of Egypt Travel. Representatives from Star of Egypt Travel will provide Meet & Greet service at Cairo airport and will assist with immigration and customs formalities upon arrival at Cairo airport and onward transfer to Hotel. The same service will be granted upon departure. Please ensure that your flight details are clearly specified in your reservation form.
TAXIS All airports in Egypt have a taxi service to city centers, operated on a flat fee basis.  In Cairo transport includes limousine, taxi, and bus. Curbside limousine service is also available. The taxi will cost US$20 and a Limousine US$ 25 per way.
PUBLIC BUS The Airport Bus Service operates from Terminal 1. The bus leaves when full and stops at  Midan Tahrir in downtown Cairo, in Mohandeseen, and along Pyramids Road in Giza. There  are also regular city buses but they are not recommended for they are often too crowded.

Domestic Airlines

Egypt has two national carriers for internal flights, Egyptair and Air Sinai. Egyptair flies daily from Cairo to Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, and Hurghada and twice a week to Kharga Oasis. Air Sinai flies from Cairo to Hurghada, Al Arish, Taba, Sharm el Shaykh, St. Catherine’s Monastery, El Tor, and to Tel Aviv, Israel.

By Land

With some restrictions all borders are now open.

From Israel: Private vehicles are not permitted to enter Egypt from Israel; however may use  public transport and enter Egypt via Rafah on the northern coast of Sinai or from Eilat on the  Red Sea. Buses run regularly from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to the border at Rafah. The border  passengers disembark from the Israeli vehicle, go through customs, and take an Egyptian bus  or taxi. There are no facilities for issuing visas at the Rafah border. In Eilat, Israeli buses are  permitted to enter Egypt and travel as far as Sharm el Shaykh at the southern tip of the Sinai.

By Sea

Alexandria and Port Said on the Mediterranean Sea, and Suez and Nuweiba on the Red Sea  are ports of entry for visitors. 



      This site was developed by the Academic Computing Services, The American University in Cairo.
Last updated March 14, 2000