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How to get a ride with Uber from Cairo International Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about pickup points directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Cairo Airport tips
Cairo Airport wifi
CAI offers wifi to all passengers throughout the terminal.
Cairo Airport parking
Car parks at Cairo Airport offer options for short- and long-stay, express dropoff and pickup, and a choice between covered and open-air spaces. Dedicated parking spaces for people with reduced mobility are also available.
Cairo Airport currency exchange
Cairo Airport has numerous banks and ATMs in Terminals 1 and 3 in both the Arrivals Hall and Departures Hall, providing you with plenty of opportunities to exchange your coins and notes.
Top questions from riders
Uber is available at Cairo Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable trip to wherever you need to go.
From Terminal 1, head to Hall 1 or 3 to meet your driver. From Terminal 2, walk to the parking area at the lower level to meet your driver. From Terminal 3, follow signs to parking lot B5 or C2 for pickup. It’s important to always check the Uber app after you request a ride just in case, as Uber pickup locations at airports are subject to change.
Uber rates to and from Cairo Airport may be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator on the Uber app for approximate trip prices.
When you go to request a ride, the app will provide an estimate of how long it will take for your driver to arrive at the pickup location.
Cairo Airport visitor information
Cairo Airport is one of the busiest airports in Egypt, located close to Cairo, as well as Giza, which is home to Egypt’s iconic pyramids. Uber is an easy and convenient way to ride from the airport to the city center, a drive of about 25 kilometers (16 miles) that takes approximately 40 minutes.
Cairo Airport terminals
Cairo Airport has 3 terminals, called T1, T2, and T3. T1 and T2/T3 are located about 1.8 miles apart, with an automated people mover and shuttle bus available to carry passengers between them. Each ride lasts about 10 minutes, so it’s easy to make an airport transfer.
Cairo Airport restaurants
Cairo International Airport offers plenty of options for travelers in need of refreshment, with lots of restaurants and cafes offering both Egyptian and international cuisines. Passengers can enjoy a leisurely meal with table service or fast food, plus snacks and hot and cold drinks. Many eating options are located in both the public area and the Departures Hall. So whether you need a quick caffeine boost after a red-eye flight or you want to enjoy one last taste of Egyptian cuisine before you jet home, you can find plenty of options.
Things to do at CAI
Cairo Airport has a wide variety of shops offering products from top brands, plus souvenirs and last-minute items for those who need to pick up a gift for friends and family. Occupying a total of 4,000 square meters of retail space, Cairo Airport duty-free shops are an ideal place to relax before or after a long flight. These spacious shopping areas are located in the international and departures areas of all terminals.
Hotels near Cairo Airport
One hotel is located within CAI itself, making it the perfect option for people arriving in the early hours of the morning or just needing somewhere for a quick rest during a lengthy airport transfer. More accommodation options are situated nearby, within neighboring areas like Al Wayli, about a kilometer (half a mile) from the airport. Most hotels close to the airport offer a shuttle bus, but you should always check with your hotel at the time of booking to make sure. Alternatively, you can request an Uber trip.
Points of interest near CAI
Set on the Nile River, the capital city of Cairo has a wide range of historical and cultural sites, with more than 5,000 years of history for travelers to explore. There are many interesting things to see and do in and around the city, including:
- Al-Azhar Mosque
- City of the Dead
- Egyptian Museum
- The Hanging Church
- Khan el-Khalili Souk Quarter
- Museum of Islamic Art
- Old Cairo
- The Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, Giza
Find more information about CAI here.