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 July 31 to September 25, 2014)
LocationCairo International Airport is located 22 km (13.5 miles) northeast of Cairo in Heliopolis.
Airport codeCAI
Airport newsTerminal 2 is currently closed for a total renovation and will reopen in 2015. The construction of a new Cairo Metro line linking the airport with the city is planned to begin in 2019.
Transfer between terminalsShuttle buses and an automated people mover system link the terminals.
Driving directionsThe airport and Heliopolis are well signed from the city center. From the city, head across the 6th October Bridge onto 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 rental 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 (travel time: 45 minutes; fare: 35LE). It operates at half-hourly intervals; it is recommended that passengers reserve seats in advance (tel: 19970).
Taxi: Taxis to central Cairo are available from outside Arrivals (travel time: 30 minutes; fare: around 80LE). Haggling is recommended for cabs with no meters; 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. Twenty-four-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 paid Wi-Fi 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, located in the departure halls of Terminals 1 and 3, are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping: Many shops, including duty-free outlets, gift retailers, clothes shops, bookshops, and newsstands, 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 center 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; Additional meeting facilities are available at the new Le Méridien Cairo Airport hotel attached to Terminal 3 (tel: (02) 748 2301; The 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 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 10-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 center, 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
State or provinceEgypt
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