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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.

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.

Cairo flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Cairo?

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

Which airports does British Airways fly to Cairo from?

You can fly to Cairo with British Airways from London Heathrow.

What’s the cheapest month to fly 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.

When’s the best time to visit Cairo?

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.

Is Cairo cheap to visit?

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.

Is it easy to get around Cairo?

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.

Why visit Cairo?

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.

Why fly British Airways to Cairo?

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.

Economy class flights to Cairo

From $1121return

from New York, October 2024

Our short-haul economy cabins are great value if you’re looking for cheap flights. If you are only bringing hand luggage, consider booking basic economy. Alternatively, you can pick a price that includes 23kg checked baggage and free seat selection 48 hours before you fly.



return, from New York




return, from New York




return, from New York


Business class flights to Cairo

From $4471return

from New York, April 2025

Club Europe, our spacious business class cabin, has a premium menu and priority boarding. We keep the middle seat free so you can always enjoy a guaranteed window or aisle seat and more personal space for working or relaxing. Business class passengers also have lounge access at the airport.



return, from New York




return, from Las Vegas




return, from Las Vegas


Cairo travel essentials

Flight time

4 hours 50 mins

Time zone

GMT +2


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