Car Hire at Cairo Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
Whether you want to see a wonder of the world in the Pyramids of Giza, explore an elegantly European yet Egyptian city or simply enjoy a relaxing beach holiday, you can find the best car hire at Cairo Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Cairo Airport
There are five car hire companies with desks at Cairo Airport; Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Europecar and Budget. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Cairo Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Caltex petrol station located just a 13 minute drive from the airport. Head northeast and get on to Airport Road. From here get on to El Nasr Road and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Cairo Airport
Cairo Airport is well connected ot the region’s main roads. The airport can be reached from Cairo city centre via the 6th October Bridge on Salah Salem road, which leads to Heliopolis. The airport and Heliopolis are well signposted from the city centre. The airport can also be reached via a new road, connecting Terminal 3 with the intersection between the Ring Road and Suez Road.
To get to Alexandria, The North Coast, The Delta and The Western Desert drivers can take the Cairo - Alexandria Desert Road from The Mewhwar Road from Down Town Cairo. For Beni Sueif, Fayoum, Assyut, Luxor, and Aswan take the Sixth Of October-Fayoum exit at the Remaya Roundabout beside The Giza Pyramids. To get to Suez, Port Said, and Ismailia take the Ring Road to the Suez Road junction for Suez, and the Ismailia junction off the Ring Road for Ismailia and Port Said. For Hurghada and Ain Sukhna take the Ring Road to the New Ain Sukhna Toll Road at Kattamaya. Finally those going to Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba, Ras Sidr, Al-Arish or Rafah take the Ring Road to the Suez Road junction through the Ahmed Hamdy Tunnel, on to the Sinai Peninsula.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Cairo Airport.
Founded by Alexander the Great and once ruled over by Cleopatra, Alexandria is as enigmatic as it is exciting. With an air of European decadence, Alexandria is a haven for local artists and writers who sit in the wonderful old cafes sipping coffee. There are a large number of museums and monuments to explore and winding streets with old Merchant’s houses that lead to a glistening harbour and beautiful beaches. Filled with ancient wonders, Alexandria is centuries old and cloaked with an invisible veil of Egyptian mysticism.
Alexandria is a three hour drive by car from Cairo Airport. take the Airport Road and get on to Salah Salem Street taking the ramp to 6 October Bridge. Go right onto 15 May Bridge and the 26 July Coridoor. Take the exit for Cairo-Alexandria, merging on to the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road. Follow signs for the city centre.
This lively town has a faded elegance and a European feel about it. French colonial architecture is abundant and beautiful to behold. Wander wide piazzas and sweeping promenades along the seafront, stop in seafood restaurants, local outdoor markets and sophisticated cafes before marvelling at a whole array of Egyptian antiquities on display around the town.
Port Said is a two and a half hour drive from Cairo Airport. Take the Airport Road to Josip Broz Tito Street and follow signs to Port Saeed.
Bustling Cairo is a modern day bazaar of frenetic activity of rushing crowds, motorcycles and cars pierced by the sound of the Muezzin’s call to prayer from a hundred different minarets. Discover beautiful gems in this city of epic proportions, on the winding backstreets and village like areas of the old quarter where you will find tea houses serving fresh mint tea providing much needed succour. Don’t miss King Tut’s mesmerising golden mask on display at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum. Explore a rowdy Aladdin’s Cave’s of markets and keep an eye out for the tip of those iconic feats of Egyptian engineering; the Pyramids of Giza.
Cairo is just 40 minutes by car form the airport. Follow the airport road to Salah Salem Street, then get on to 6 October Bridge. From here follow signs to the city centre.
Cairo is huge making parking difficult to find. Restaurants and shops often have valet parking or alternatively park outside the city where there are much better car parking facilities. On street parking is free in Cairo but finding a space may drive you crazy. Some hotels in Cairo offer free car parking.
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