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Cairo International Airport (CAI)

Location: The airport is situated 13.7 miles (22km) from central Cairo.
Time: Local time is GMT + 2.
Contacts: Tel: +(202) 2265 5000.
Transfer between terminals: The three terminals are about two miles (3km) apart and are linked by a free shuttle, which departs about every half an hour.
Getting to the city: There are taxis outside the main arrivals hall; the journey to central Cairo takes around 45 minutes. The Airport Shuttle bus is a convenient way to get from the airport to downtown Cairo and along the Pyramids Road in Giza. Public buses and air-conditioned coaches also leave regularly from Terminal 1.
Car rental: Car hire companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz.
Airport Taxis: Taxis may have fare meters but are unlikely to use them. Fares vary and should be negotiated up front. Cairo taxis are black and white.
Facilities: Facilities include a restaurant and several cafeterias, banks and ATMs, a bureau de change, pharmacies, an internet café in Terminal 1, five-star lounges for business and first class passengers, smoking rooms (Terminal 1), tourist information desks and travel agencies. Duty-free shopping is also available.
Parking: Parking is available adjacent to Terminal 1, at a rate of EGP 5 per hour.
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