Cairo International Airport (CAI)

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Cairo International Airport (CAI)
AddressAl Orouba Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone(02) 265 5000/1.
Number of terminals4
Time zoneGMT Eastern European Time: GMT/UTC +2 (GMT/UTC +3 from 31 July to 25 September 2014)
LocationCairo International Airport is located 22km (13.5 miles) northeast of Cairo in Heliopolis.
Airport codeCAI
Airport newsTerminal 2 is currently closed for a total renovation and will reopen during 2015. The construction of a new Cairo Metro line linking the airport with the city is planned to open in 2019.
Transfer between terminalsShuttle buses and an automated people mover system link the terminals.
Driving directionsThe airport and Heliopolis are well signposted from the city centre. From the city, head across the 6th October Bridge on to Salah Salem/Al-Orouba Road. This leads directly to Heliopolis where the airport is located. Cairo International Airport can also be reached via a link road from the Cairo Ring Road.
Car rentalCar hire companies represented at Cairo International Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty. Offices are located in all terminals.
Public transport and taxisBus: Public buses run to a number of destinations in the city from outside the terminals. Intercity connections link the airport with Alexandria.
Shuttle: A shuttle bus service connects the airport with Heliopolis and central Cairo (journey time: 45 minutes; fare: 35LE). It operates at half-hourly intervals and it is recommended to reserve in advance (tel: 19970).
Taxi: Taxis to central Cairo are available from outside Arrivals (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: around 80LE). Haggling is recommended for cabs with no meter, while newer white taxis have meters.
Car parkingThere are short- and long-term parking facilities directly outside all terminals. In total, more than 3,600 spaces are available.
Information and help desksInformation desks are located in the arrivals and departures halls and in the transit hall. Flight information (tel: (02) 634 8566) is available 24 hours a day. Tourist police (tel: (02) 265 2313) are located within the terminals and can also provide information.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Cairo International Airport has banks and ATMs in Terminals 1 and 3. 24-hour bureaux de change are located in the departure areas of all terminals.
Communications: The on-site post office is open 24 hours a day. There are public telephones throughout the airport and Wi-Fi (chargeable) is also accessible in many areas of the terminals.
Food: There are numerous restaurants at Cairo International Airport, including a range of international fast-food and coffee chains. Bars are located in the departure halls of Terminals 1 and 3 and are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping: Many shops, including duty-free outlets, gift retailers, clothes shops, bookshops and newsagents, are located in the departure halls of Terminals 1 and 3 and in the transit hall.
Luggage: Baggage trolleys and porters are available. Left-luggage facilities can be found in both terminals.
Other facilities: A pharmacy is located in the departure areas of Terminals 1 and 3. There are numerous tour operators and travel agencies represented at the airport.
Conference and business facilitiesThe business centre in Terminal 1 provides computer and fax services. There is a choice of VIP lounges in the terminals, which can also provide a range of business services upon request. In addition, business facilities and meeting rooms can be found in the Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel (tel: (02) 2291 8520; meeting facilities are available at the new Le Méridien Cairo Airport hotel attached to Terminal 3 (tel: (02) 748 2301; Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre ( is within 10km (6 miles) of the airport.
Disabled facilitiesWheelchairs are available on request - passengers should contact their airline for assistance. There are dedicated toilets for the disabled within the terminals. There are no reserved car parking spaces for disabled passengers.
Airport hotelsThere are a number of hotels in the vicinity, with complimentary shuttle buses running from the terminals to all major hotels. Our Cairo International Airport guide provides information on the following hotels:

Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel
The 4-star Novotel Cairo Airport Hotel is located a short distance from Cairo International Airport and provides a shuttle bus service to/from the terminals. Hotel facilities include an outdoor pool, three meeting rooms and a children's play area.
Cairo Airport
Cairo 11776 , Egypt
Tel: (02) 2291 8520.

Concorde El Salam
The 5-star Concorde El Salam hotel is a ten-minute drive from Cairo International Airport in the suburb of Heliopolis. The classically decorated hotel boasts two swimming pools and a casino and cinema complex, as well as a large choice of restaurants with options ranging from an English-style tea room to a sushi restaurant.
Heliopolis, 65 Abdel Hamid Badawi Street
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (02) 622 6000.

Le Meridien Heliopolis
Le Méridien Heliopolis has six meeting rooms seating up to 450 people, as well as a fitness centre, spa and four restaurants. The hotel provides a shuttle service to/from the airport (reservations should be made in advance).
Heliopolis, 51 El Orouba Street
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (02) 2290 5055.
Full airport nameCairo International Airport
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