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3 Mar — 10 Mar1
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Flights to Cairo in 2024

Find the latest flights to Cairo in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 372,940 searches and data was last updated on 27 February 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Average price

RM 3,313

Return from

RM 2,063

One-way from

RM 1,237
High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average for return flights in February 2024
From Kuala Lumpur to Cairo
One-way flight from Kuala Lumpur to Cairo (CAI)

Average price of flights to Cairo by month

Plan your trip to Cairo by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Cairo is currently RM 0 while a return flight costs RM 0. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, December is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Cairo (average of RM 460). Flying to Cairo in July will prove the most costly (average of RM 759). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

RM 2,497

February

RM 2,569

March

RM 2,454

April

RM 2,764

May

RM 2,855

June

RM 3,075

July

RM 3,624

August

RM 3,514

September

RM 2,774

October

RM 2,612

November

RM 2,674

December

RM 2,196

Temperature and rainfall in Cairo by month

Plan your trip to Cairo by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CAI

Temperature

13 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Cairo, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 13.0 C).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Cairo. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The price you pay for your flight to Cairo may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 84 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly to Cairo?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Cairo. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Cairo should consider flying on Thursday afternoons, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Wednesday at midday, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Cairo

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairo. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairo. Reviews last updated 27 February 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Emirates, Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to Cairo. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7.9
Good
434 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7.9
Good
63 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7.8
Good
4,651 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7.6
Good
1,046 reviews
8.2
Very Good
4,321 reviews

Food

7.9

Overall

8.2

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

8.3

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

Dubbed “Umm El Dinya” (Mother of the World) by Egyptians and Arabs, Cairo is one of the most brash and chaotic cities in the world. Yet each year, millions of tourists, many of whom are British, book flights to Cairo to discover one of the world’s great ancient civilisations.

The hustle and bustle of modern Cairo’s busy streets teeming with hordes of people and honking cars is perfectly juxtaposed by the serene felucca boats sailing along the Nile and horses galloping amid the gargantuan pyramids. And while most tourists who book flights to Cairo do so to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza – the last surviving wonder of the ancient world – there’s a lot more to see and do in this exhilarating metropolis.

Six-hundred-year-old Khan al-Khalili is one of the first stops on any tourist’s must-see list. This labyrinthine bazaar offers bargain hunters the chance to haggle for hours while magpies can pick up everything from silver and precious stones to waterpipes and spices. After all that shopping recharge your batteries at the famous Feshawi’s coffeehouse and enjoy some strong Turkish coffee or an icy karkadey (hibiscus juice).

Getting around Cairo

The quickest way of getting around Cairo is on the underground metro. It runs from 6am until 1am daily and there is a carriage that is dedicated to female travellers, which operates until 5pm daily. Above ground, on the always busy roads, there is an abundance of public taxis. Look out for black-and-white vehicles or plain white cars (all metered and able to provide receipts). If you’re stepping into a black-and-white taxi, it’s best to settle on a price in advance. Renting a car is easy – all the major companies have desks at the airports and in cities – and all you’ll need is an International Driving License, but with the busy streets, competition for parking, and decent public transport system it’s not necessary for visitors. 

What is good to know if travelling to Cairo?

  • Make sure you wear appropriate clothing in the city. Shoulders should always be covered, and the longer the sleeves the better. Shorts or skirts should always be knee-length. Loose, long-sleeved shirts with trousers are the best garments for both men and women, and will mean you receive less unwanted attention.
  • Cairo is busy, noisy and full of bustle. It’s exhilarating, but it can be tiring. If you feel you need to get away from it all for a while there are a number of options for some (relative) solitude. Visit Zamalek, a district on the Gezira island, head to the courtyard of a local mosque, or just take a felucca ride along the Nile – a traditional wooden boat specific to the area which can hold about ten passengers only. If all else fails, head to an upmarket hotel and relax by the pool for a few hours.
  • The “city of the dead” is the name given to two cemeteries in Cairo. However, the cemeteries are still very much cities of the living. Many homeless and poor people have taken residence in the tombs and schools and trade continue in the walled cities. Mausoleums become houses and there is even a post office within the tombs.
  • An easy day trip from the city is the Birqash Camel Market – the largest in the country. Arrive early and choose a spot to watch the show unfold.
  • When visiting the Pyramids at Giza, don’t be alarmed by the extremely aggressive camel touts. It can seem almost impossible to refuse a camel ride (so many tourists do it that the touts may well assume everyone wants to) but simply say “no” firmly and then continue walking. Always maintain good humour.

When is the best time to fly to Cairo?

Peak Season: The best time to book flights to Cairo is during the cooler season, roughly November through March. When you are inside, though, it may be chilly. Cairo buildings are designed to keep the heat out, so bring a jacket or sweater to wear indoors. If you have allergies, you will probably want to leave the city before the sandstorms start in March. Off Season: The heat and pollution of summers are so oppressive that most Cairenes leave the city. Although the low humidity does make the heat a bit more bearable, cheap flights to Cairo can be found during the summer months. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting (approximately mid-September to mid-October), many museums and tourist sites close early and many restaurants open only after sundown.

What does CAI mean?

This is just an IATA (International Air Transport Association) code. IATA codes are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Cairo Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a CAI flight.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairo?

For a flight to Cairo, you will be flying into Cairo. Cairo (CAI) is just 18.6 km from the centre of the city.

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