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Transfer Options from Cairo International Airport to Pyramids of Giza

Cairo is home to the most famous pyramids in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza, also known as the Giza Necropolis. These impressive structures are over 4,500 years old and include the famous Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Pyramid of Khafre. Any history lover is bound to love a visit to this Seventh Wonder of the world.

There are two different transfer options when it comes to getting from Cairo airport to the Pyramids; taxi or bus. Taking a taxi is by far the most convenient option as it’s direct and only takes 60 minutes. Taking the public bus is the cheapest option at just €2 (35.00 EGP), but there’s no direct bus, so you will need to make two changes to the metro and another bus route.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €11 60min 24/7
Bus €4 110min 07:50–18:15

How to get from Cairo Airport to Pyramids by Taxi

Taking a taxi from Cairo airport to Giza Pyramids is by far the quickest and only direct transfer option. Cairo airport taxis are available 24/7 and take just 60 minutes to reach the pyramids.

Taxi fare from Cairo Airport to Giza Pyramids

The local taxi drivers at Cairo airport don’t offer a flat-rate fee for the journey from Cairo to the Pyramids. Instead, they will calculate your fare using a taximeter. The average cost of this journey will be around €11 (200 EGP), but there may be additional fees added for traffic levels, luggage and the number of people travelling.

Cost

€11 (200 EGP)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance

Convenience
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Taxis are available 24/7 at Cairo Airport

Where do I get it from?

The official white taxis can be found just outside of the arrivals hall at Terminal 1, 2 and 3 at Cairo airport. Simply look for the long line of cars and walk to the front of the line.

Convenience

Taking a Cairo airport taxi is the only direct transfer option from Cairo airport to Giza. The journey time is not only half that of the public transfer option, but you won’t have to carry your luggage through multiple train and bus stations, saving you lots of time and effort.

Editor’s Note

Not all the taxis available at Cairo airport are legitimate. Make sure you look out for the newer all white taxis, as these are the official ones that offer taximeter rides.

Useful Tips

Unlike the journey into Cairo, you can negotiate with the local drivers to get a set-rate fee for your journey to the pyramids if you wish.
You can't pay by card in a Cairo airport taxi.
Make sure you carry change in the local currency as the drivers in Cairo don't accept Euros.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Cairo. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Cairo Airport to Giza by bus

Unfortunately, there’s no direct bus route from Cairo airport to the Pyramids. You will first need to take the 111 or 381 bus to Ramses Railway Station in the centre of Cairo, and then take the Sadat Metro Line 2 to Sadaki Mekki Station. From here, you can either take another bus to Giza or take a taxi. The total journey time is quite long at 1 hour and 50 minutes.

How much is the bus from Cairo Airport to Pyramids?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the 111 or 381 bus to Ramses Railway Station is €0.50 (5.00 EGP). The cost of a ticket for the Sadat Metro Line 2 to Sadaki Mekki Station is also €0.50 (5.00 EGP). Then, the cost of a bus from there to the Pyramids is €0.20 (3.00 EGP), or a taxi costs €1 (15.00 EGP).

The total price for the journey from Cairo airport to Giza by bus is €2 (35.00 EGP).

Cost

€2 (35.00 EGP)

Trip Duration

1 Hr 50 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The public buses 111 to Shoubra and 381 to Imbaba run from 7:50 to 18:15.

Where do I get it from?

The public buses 111 to Shoubra and 381 to Imbaba can be found at the Cairo airport bus station. The bus station is located just outside of Terminal 1. If you land in Terminal 2 or 3, you will first need to take the free shuttle bus to Terminal 1.

Convenience

As there’s no direct bus from Cairo airport to the Giza Pyramids, this is the least convenient transfer option. You will have to make multiple changes and try to navigate the Cairo Metro stations, leaving your personal belongings vulnerable. This transfer option also takes double the time of a taxi to reach the Pyramids from Cairo airport, wasting precious moments of your vacation.

Editor’s Note

Although taking the public bus is a cheaper transfer option, the sheer inconvenience of it makes paying the extra €9 for a taxi well worth it.

Useful Tips

There's WiFi available on the public buses from Cairo Airport.
The public bus stops running at 18:15, so if you land in the night, you will have to find alternate transportation.
The Metro Line 2 leaves every 5 minutes, so if you miss one you can easily get on the next.

Frequently asked questions

How far are the pyramids from Cairo airport?

Cairo Airport is located 41 km away from the Pyramids of Giza. To get there, you can take a 60 minute Cairo airport taxi ride or a 1 hour 50 minute bus ride. However, it’s worth noting that there’s no direct bus, so you will need to take the 111 or 381 bus to Ramses Train Station, change to the Metro Line 2 train to Sadaki Mekki and then take another public bus to the Pyramids.

How much does a Cairo airport to pyramids taxi cost?

The local taxis located outside of Cairo Airport don’t offer a flat-rate fee for the journey to the Pyramids, they will calculate your fee using a taximeter. The average cost will be around €11 (200 EGP), but this could increase during holidays or if you hit heavy traffic. To secure a set-rate fee you can rely on, we recommend booking your Cairo airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

How to go to the pyramids from Cairo airport?

There are two ways to get from Cairo Airport to the Pyramids; taxi or bus. Taking a taxi is the quickest and most convenient option. A taxi from Cairo airport to Giza will cost €11 (200 EGP) and take around 60 minutes. The bus is less convenient as you need to make two changes; one for the Metro Line 2 and another to a public bus in Sadaki Mekki. The total price for the bus journey is €2 (35.00 EGP) but it takes 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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