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Independent Trip to Giza Pyramids from Cairo Airport

Tour Code: TEG224
Cairo Airport is about 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from the Giza Pyramids. How to get to Giza Pyramids from Cairo airport? Below are 4 common travel ways:

► Taxi: 
For most foreign travelers, this is the best way. When getting out of the Arrival Hall of the airport, you will see many taxi drivers calling for guests. There are usually two kinds of taxis: black ones and white ones. The black taxis are normally old without meters; you’d better confirm with the driver the fare before getting on. The white taxis are new, equipped with air-conditioners and meters to calculate the fare.

► Car rental:
Cairo airport has three terminals, all with offices of the car rental companies. If you plan to drive by yourself, please prepare your passport, driver's license, and international driving permit (IDP). Please pay special attention that your driver’s license and the IDP should be issued by the same country. The rental fee differs based on your driving distance and type of the vehicle you rent.

► Book a tour:
If you want to visit as many sites as possible within the limited layover time rather than just the Giza, it's better book a layover tour with a travel agency. We, TravelChinaGuide is one of your best choices. We will arrange you vehicle, driver and professional guide and well design an itinerary according to your preference.

► By bus:
There are public buses from Cairo airport to different districts in town. If you are not in a hurry and an experienced traveler, it can be the cheapest choice for you.

Below is the detailed information about how to get to Giza Pyramids from Cairo Airport by public bus for your reference:

The public bus station is at the parking area in front of the Terminal 1 of Cairo Airport. If you arrive at Terminal 2 or Terminal 3, take the airport shuttle bus to reach Terminal 1 at first.

From the bus station, you may first take bus CTA1138 for 8 stops to get to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization at the cost of EGP5 per person and with the duration of about 25 minutes; then change to the micro bus to Haram Mashaal Station, which is 33 stops away, costs EGP20 per person and takes about 1.5 hours. After getting off, walk northwest for about 100 meters (110 yards) to Al Haram, turn left and keep walking along Al Haram for about 1,000 meters (1,100 yards), you will see the ticket office of the Giza Pyramids. This travel way altogether takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes if there is no traffic jam.

It is planned that the airport extension section of Cairo metro line 3 (green line) will be opened in 2022. By then, you can take the metro line 3 from the airport to Attaba, then change to line 2 (yellow line) to Giza. Getting out of the metro station, you can easily reach the Entrance & Ticket Office of Giza Plateau by taxi or micro bus. This travel way will save you a lot of time compared with traveling by bus.
Great Pyramid of Giza
Great Pyramid of Giza
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