Transfers from Cairo airport (CAI)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Cairo airport (CAI)?

Why do people book transfers from Cairo airport (CAI)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Cairo airport (CAI) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

The responsible person met us at the airport and showed the way to the car. Then we were successfully transported to the hotel. The driver even explained where we are going.
Yes, I used the transfer, the driver was gentleman and hepfull. Thank you
Everything was good/perfect. On time, good sign with my name on it, good car in my case a BMW 730. I will recomment KIWITAXI everyone!!!
Everything was great!!! We were lucky with the driver that met us on time at the airport, helped with luggage and drove fast to the hotel. During the road we learned a lot of useful thing about the city life. Highly recommended service!
I liked that the cabdriver offered Wi-Fi to me. It is very useful to get in touch with your family after arriving to Moscow if you haven’t got a Russian SIM card.
Hello, the service was excellent. The driver very kind and helpful. The possibility to pay in cash was very good as I do not have a credit card. I would definitively recommend Kiwitaxi to all of my friends and would choose it in any country where it operates. Thanks again
The service was excellent. Easy to purchase and quick confirmation. Good price for this service with a return discount. No delays, the driver was very warm and nice. The trip was smooth and ok.
Service from the driver was excellent. He was early and amenable for my family. The vehicle was in excellent condition with booster seats provided as asked for. Very impressed with the service and overall quality.
Service was excellent, driver was on time, courteous and very helpful in guiding/informing me about the city tourism, as well as ensuring I was safe & inside my hotel before departing. Certainly worth the money! very glad I decided to book with Kiwitaxi ahead of time. Will likely be using again for future travels, and would definitely recommend to others.
Arrived on time, good polite driver who drove safely and had room for a lot of luggage. 10pnts. Halvor

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Cairo International Airport

Cairo International Airport is the second largest in Africa. It has four terminals, the fourth one opens only during the Hajj period. Terminal 1 is located 3 kilometers away from the other two terminals. You can move between buildings by free shuttles and automatic monorail. Experienced tourists, however, do not recommend traveling by bus, since they are usually very crowded. Important: you will not be allowed into the terminal if you arrive more than 3 hours before departure. From Cairo Airport, you can go to Giza, Heliopolis, Alexandria or even to the Pyramids.

How to Get From Cairo Airport to Cairo City Center or the other way round

The airport is located 21 kilometers from the historic center of the city. You can get to the capital of Egypt by:

  • bus. There are quite a lot of routes going to the city, but № 356 is the most convenient for foreigners. It is a modern bus equipped with air conditioning. It goes to Tahrir Square, which is located near the Egyptian Museum. Buses run every half hour from 07:00 to 23:00;
  • shuttle. They run every half an hour to the most popular districts of Cairo: Giza, Heliopolis, Nasr City, and others;
  • taxi. Cars are waiting for the clients near the terminal, or you can order a taxi from Cairo Airport to downtown by phone or via the Internet;
  • transfer, which you can book on the official site of the Kiwitaxi transfer company.

Attention: on the Egyptian metro map, there is a station near the airport, but it is only being built and will not be opened until October 2019.

Transfer vs. Taxi service from Cairo Airport (taken on the spot or ordered via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

You do not invest in traffic jams. And in Cairo, they are just endless. You will pay for the time wasted in a traffic jam, even if you agreed on the price with the taxi driver in advance. The cost of Kiwitaxi transfer remains fixed, no matter what.

You will not get an unexpected fellow traveler. At rush hours, a taxi driver can easily take another passenger into the car. All you can ask for is to divide the price equally. The Kiwitaxi transfer is strictly an individual trip, where you decide who you will go with.

You will not have to work as a navigator. Many taxi drivers come to Cairo for work and do not know the city well. It's best to show the destination on the map so that you are accurately understood, and drivers do not add some extra miles.

You will not deal with exotic surcharges. Taxi drivers in Cairo ask for an extra charge for the slightest service: turn on the music, open/close the windows, support the conversation. If the driver gave you something on the way: dates, chewing gum - any small thing, this also may not be free.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

It’s more expensive. The taxi from the airport to the city costs on average 4,5 dollars, and a transfer from Cairo Airport to a hotel in downtown - 21 dollars.

Transfer from Cairo Airport vs. Bus and Shuttle

Advantages of a private transfer

You will not have to learn Arabic numbers. Without this knowledge, you will simply not figure out how the local transportation works.

You will find your transport immediately since the Kiwitaxi driver takes you to the car. Bus stops in Cairo are very difficult to find because they are not marked in any way - you just need to know their location.

Kiwitaxi website displays only actual cost of services. The rates for the shuttle listed on the website and the prices that you will be given at the airport at the check-in counter may significantly differ not in your favor.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

It’s much more expensive. The bus fare is 0,34 dollars. A trip by the shuttle, depending on the area, will cost 1,5-6 dollars.