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Flights to Cairo in 2024

Find the latest flights to Cairo in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 595,970 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.

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One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Cairo (CAI)

Average price of flights to Cairo by month

Plan your trip to Cairo by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Cairo is currently $0 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Cairo (average of $1,349). Flying to Cairo in July will prove the most costly (average of $1,849). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

























Peak Season:

Most visitors book flights to Cairo from mid-October to May, which is known as the high season. During the peak season a number of festivals are hosted within Cairo. One such example is the Cairo International Jazz Festival, which usually takes place during March and includes jazz orchestras from United States, Spain, Lebanon, France and Germany, to name a few. Alongside the event, a number of activities are available for visitors to attend, including workshops, kids’ programs, master classes and film screenings.

Off Season:

The summer months (June-August) are low season and it may be easier to find cheap flights to Cairo. The combination of high temperatures – up to 35 degrees – and smog can be unpleasant for visitors. During Ramadan, the month of fasting, which is one of the most important parts of the Islamic calendar, many museums and tourist sites close early, many restaurants only open after sundown and the streets will be deserted.This should be taken into consideration when booking your flights, as you may not be able to make the most out of your trip if attractions you’d like to visit are closed. Ramadan takes place approximately mid-September to mid-October, however, it varies from year to year, so check the exact date before you plan your trip.

Shoulder Season:

September is a pleasant time to book a flight. The weather starts to cool down slightly, with the temperature on average about 26 degrees Celsius and there are also fewer crowds.

Temperature and rainfall in Cairo by month

Plan your trip to Cairo by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.



13 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Cairo, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 13.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Cairo?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Cairo. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 73 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Cairo. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Cairo?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Cairo. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Cairo should consider flying on Saturday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Monday afternoons, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Cairo

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairo. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairo. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Sichuan Airlines, Royal Jordanian and Etihad Airways to Cairo have to say. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
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Pros: New planes. Spotlessly clean. Hard working helpful staff. Good boarding. Adequate legroom by modern standards. Food typical of economy these days. OK. But really good staff.Cons: Fried rice breakfast out of Rome. Mushy. But overall food out of Sydney, Rome and Shanghai, fine.

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1 / 2

Pros: New planes. Spotlessly clean. Hard working helpful staff. Good boarding. Adequate legroom by modern standards. Food typical of economy these days. OK. But really good staff.Cons: Fried rice breakfast out of Rome. Mushy. But overall food out of Sydney, Rome and Shanghai, fine.

Cairo climate

Temperatures at this time of year generally stay between 23 and 24 degrees Celsius, with night-time temperatures about 10 degrees. However, when packing your suitcase, bare in mind temperatures can soar to above 32 degrees and have been known to drop to lower than 9 degrees at some times during this period.

Getting around Cairo

There are taxis and limousines available at Cairo International Airport (CAI). Taxis operate on a flat-fare system and fees are the same as the limousine service.

The Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus serves central Cairo as well as Heliopolis, Giza and Nasr-City.

There are airport bus services too. Air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses can be picked up from Terminal 1.

It’s not advisable to drive in Cairo. Lots of the city is walkable and taxis are cheap and plentiful. Ensure that you choose the taxi, don’t let it choose you. Don’t select one of the taxis parked outside expensive hotels or restaurants. It’s like having “tourist” written on your forehead and you’ll pay more than you need to.

The metro train system is efficient, punctual and clean. There are women-only carriages. You’ll see the “Women” signs above the platforms; the train carriage for women will be beside the signs.

Locals use microbuses to get around. This is an option best left to those who speak Arabic and those with a good knowledge of Cairo.

What is good to know if travelling to Cairo?

  • Official Egypt takes a long lunch break – 1pm to 4pm. Lunch is the main meal of the day. 
  • There is gold everywhere in the Egyptian Museum. King Tutankhamen’s gold death mask is the star exhibit and you’ll also see just about everything that was buried with him – a statue of Isis, the goddess, protecting Tutankhamun’s shrine, gold bangles, an alabaster perfume vase, a magnificent pectoral, detailed corselet and gold rings. The museum is in Midan Tahrir. 
  • The Birqash Camel Market is an easy day trip from Cairo. Get there early and choose a good spot to see the action. 
  • Coptic Cairo (Masr al-Qadima) has been inhabited for more than 2,000 years. It’s the centre of the Coptic Christian community. There are lots of ancient and beautiful churches, including Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum), Saint Mercurius Church and the The Hanging Church.
  • What does CAI mean?

    This is just an IATA (International Air Transport Association) code. IATA codes are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Cairo Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a CAI flight.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairo?

    Travellers will need to book flights to Cairo (CAI) if they wish to fly to Cairo. The Cairo airport is 18.6 km from the city centre.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Cairo if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Cairo on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Cairo?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, China Eastern is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Cairo.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Cairo?

    Cairo Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Cairo. One-way flights to Cairo Airport typically cost $48, while return flights cost around $357.

  • How much is a return flight to Cairo?

    A return flight to Cairo will typically cost around $279, however they can be found for as little as $230.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Cairo depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Cairo, Brisbane offers the quickest one-way flight (18 hours 55 minutes).

  • Does Cairo Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Cairo Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Cairo Airport?

    Yes. Cairo Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Novotel Cairo Airport is the closest property to Cairo Airport (0.0 km away from Cairo Airport).

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