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Flights to Cairo in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,967Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$1,488From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairo
One-way from$543One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Cairo (CAI)

Cheap flights to Cairo in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CAI flights for January, February
13 Feb. - 19 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

41h 25m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

46h 45m
$1,622

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

30 Jan. - 6 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

35h 30m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

53h 45m
$1,629

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/1/22

19 Feb. - 6 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

23h 15m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 30m
$1,633

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 18/1/22

Cairo 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairo found for this year
20 Apr. - 1 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

27h 15m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 30m
$1,553

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 17/1/22

20 Apr. - 4 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

27h 15m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

20h 30m
$1,554

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 16/1/22

27 Aug. - 17 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

26h 55m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

29h 15m
$1,558

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Last minute flights to Cairo

Late deals on return flights to Cairo, departing today and this week
25 Jan. - 21 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

35h 30m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

33h 10m
$1,642

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

28 Jan. - 21 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

35h 30m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

33h 10m
$1,693

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

25 Jan. - 22 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

27h 30m
CAI

Cairo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 50m
$1,704

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 17/1/22

Can I fly to Cairo from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Cairo

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 96 hours for rt-pcr (naat) and 24 hours for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Cairo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Cairo.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to present a completed health declaration form along with their health insurance.


Can I fly back to Australia from Cairo?

Returning to Australia from Cairo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairo are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cairo?

The cheapest ticket to Cairo found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,626

February

$1,567

March

$1,668

April

$1,643

May

$1,585

June

$1,730

July

$1,863

August

$1,687

September

$1,535

October

$1,594

November

$1,585

December

$1,838

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

When is the best time to fly to Cairo?

Average Cairo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

SYD - CAI

Price

$1,535 - $2,184

CAI

Temperature

13 - 28 °C

The best time to fly to Cairo is during November, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in Cairo peak to their warmest. January tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

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

Booking 48 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.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Cairo. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Cairo. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

When to Fly

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.

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 airport do you fly into for flights to Cairo?

Travelers 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 center.