Flights to Cairo

A labryinth of markets, an ancient river and time-stamped sights – welcome to Cairo. This historic city was once the centre of the Islamic world, and you’ll find relics of that past along every avenue. Most noticeable are the many towers and domes that adorn the buildings. They’ve earned the capital the nickname of the City of a Thousand Minarets.

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Flights from RT


Flights from RT

Explore Egypt's capital

Fly to Cairo with British Airways and discover a modern African city with a Middle Eastern twist.

Get your bearings by heading up to the Citadel of Saladin, which offers sweeping views across the metropolis. Make sure to explore the four palaces, four mosques and two museums inside the citadel’s walls before you leave.

Grab lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Nile for a truly Egyptian experience, and schedule in a trip to the pyramids for another. They're only an hour’s drive from the city. Book your holiday to Cairo today.

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Flight time

4 hrs 50 mins

Time zone

GMT +2


Egyptian Pound

Cairo flight FAQs

A flight from London to Cairo takes approximately four hours and 50 minutes.

Use our low fare finder to find the cheapest flights to Cairo. Summer is sweltering in Egypt, so most tourists tend to visit during the winter, causing prices to rise at this time of year. If you can stand the heat, you might save some money by visiting during the summer months instead. Or, for lower temperatures and prices somewhere in-between, book a trip during spring or autumn.

Head to Cairo in the winter for the best weather for exploring. December and January are the busiest months, so travel in October, November, February and March for pleasant temperatures without the crowds.

With a bit of planning, you can make a trip to Cairo fit any budget. The city’s old town, known as Old Cairo, has plenty of sights that are free to visit, and you can fill up hungry stomachs by browsing the food carts and independent restaurants. There are also a range of accommodation options on offer, from budget hostels to luxury hotels.

You can travel from Cairo International Airport by bus or taxi. Buses take about an hour to reach the city centre and taxis take around 40 minutes.

Book car hire with British Airways and you can explore Cairo and beyond at your own pace. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support. Collect Avios on every rental.

Step back in time on a trip to Cairo. See Mummies in the Egyptian Musuem and visit one of the oldest areas of the city, Al-Muizz Li-Din Allah Al-Fatima Street. It’s home to a line-up of historic monuments. You can also walk across the Nile River using the Qasr el Nil Bridge, or sail down it on one of the river’s famous cruises.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you'll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.


Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

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Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

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