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A trip to Egypt isn’t one you’ll easily forget. Watching camels cross the desert, sailing down the Nile on a felucca or exploring the Red Sea’s colourful coral reefs are just some of the things on offer. So, whether you’re visiting for the history, adventure or beaches, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Fly direct from London to Egypt with British Airways to discover it all for yourself, from Cairo’s ancient ruins to the contemporary beach resorts that decorate Sharm El Sheikh’s coastline. Starting in Cairo? Tuck into some delicious street food and mint tea at Kebdet El Prince, a busy market with stalls overflowing with all the local delicacies. Then wander through the alleyways of Old Cairo and explore the monuments, museums and mosques that line its streets. Head to Bab Zuweila, one of the three remaining gates from the Old City, to watch the sun set spectacularly over the surrounding ancient buildings. Or for sparkling views over the ocean, watch the sun set over Tiran Island from Sharm El Sheikh’s Sharks Bay, rewarding you with a picture-perfect end to a day’s snorkeling. Book your holiday to Egypt now.

 

Egypt flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Egypt?

A flight from London to Egypt takes just over five hours.

Which airports does British Airways fly to Egypt from?

We fly to Egypt from London Heathrow.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Egypt?

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Egypt. Late autumn through to winter are the most popular times to visit Egypt, so book your flights in spring or early autumn if you want to save but still enjoy the sunshine and temperatures suitable for sightseeing.

When’s the best time to visit Egypt?

The best time to visit Egypt depends on the activities you’d like to do during your trip. January is the ideal month to bask in the sunshine in Sharm el-Sheikh, so start your year off by heading to the beach. Late autumn to early winter is perfect for desert treks and hiking, and in Cairo the weather is cooler, so it’s ideal for longer strolls to discover the capital’s mosques and markets. You can also sail down the Nile and enjoy clear views – great for photography – and the country’s date harvest is at its peak.

Is Egypt cheap to visit?

You don’t need to break the bank to explore Egypt. With a little research and planning, you can make the most out of your trip. Stay in the heart of Cairo to make exploring the city’s sights more accessible – and avoid the city’s notorious traffic. Embrace the local food and eat your way through Egypt’s hearty street food scene, which has lots of cheap and delicious options. If you’re planning on visiting a lot of museums and archaeological sites around Cairo and Giza, you can buy passes that get you into all the top venues.

Is it easy to get around Egypt?

In Egypt’s bigger cities you can use public transport with ease. Public buses, trams and Cairo’s Metro are easy to navigate and cheap to use. Ride-hailing apps and taxis are also available, just make sure you agree on a fare before getting into a hailed taxi. For domestic travel, you can catch a train or bus. Or, hire a private driver to take you to all the sights and navigate while you sit back and enjoy your holiday.

Why visit Egypt?

From exploring the mighty Nile, ancient pyramids and sphinxes to touring the vast desert and bustling cities, Egypt has something for every traveller. Then there’s the Red Sea, which hides magnificent coral reefs that can be explored while snorkelling or diving.

Why fly British Airways to Egypt?

With outstanding service starting the minute you book, you can choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price including a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board our planes, you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

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

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Cairo: Highlights

 

  • Visit the Egyptian Museum to see one of the world’s most extensive collections of ancient artefacts.
  • Wander the narrow streets of Khan Al Khalili and explore the shops and stalls for hidden gems.
  • Take a trip to see the Pyramids of Giza, which were built nearly 4,000 years ago and are located under an hour away from Cairo.

Sharm El Sheikh: Highlights

 

  • Head out on a boat trip and dive among some of the world’s most impressive coral reefs.
  • Take a wander around SOHO Square at night to see the dancing fountains in action.
  • Learn more about ancient Egypt’s early civilisations at the Sharm El Sheikh Museum.

 

Egypt Travel Essentials

Flight time

5 hours

Time zone

GMT+2

Currency

Egyptian Pound

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