Cheap flights to Cairo

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Flights to Cairo in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$2,684Average for return flights in January 2022
One-way from$1,233One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Cairo (CAI)

Can I fly to Cairo from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Cairo

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 96 for rt-pcr (naat) and 24 for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Cairo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Cairo.

Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to present a completed health declaration form along with their health insurance.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from Cairo?

Returning to New Zealand from Cairo

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairo are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Cairo?

Average Cairo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month



$1,176 - $3,223



13 - 28 °C

When is the best time to book a flight to Cairo?

Booking 45 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Cairo. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

The cheapest day to fly to Cairo is usually Monday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Cairo. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

Millions of tourists seek cheap flights to Cairo each year. This is the teeming metropolis of almost 18 million people, Africa’s largest city, where the history stretches back 5,000 years.

Cairo is described as the City of a Thousand Minarets, although visitors may remember it as the City of a Million Screeching Horns. While it is undeniably crowded and dirty, few cities are as atmospheric and exciting.

It is the place to immerse oneself in the colourful and highly scented souks (the Khan al-Khalili alone is 600 years old), to fight one’s way past the touts and papyrus sellers to enter the Egyptian Museum and gaze upon the golden face of Tutankhamen. It’s also the place to view the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, smoke a water pipe (known by the locals as a shisha) enjoy a Turkish coffee and play a game of backgammon.

One of the most memorable ways of experiencing Cairo is by taking a trip on a felucca along the Nile at sunset, just as Cairenes have done for millennia.

Cairo climate

Cairo’s climate is desert, but, due to the city’s proximity to the Nile, humidity is often a factor. The range of temperatures during winter months is 13-19 degrees. Summer temps range between 20 and 40 degrees. Wind storms occur in March and April.

When is the best time to fly to Cairo?

Peak Season: 

Mid October to May is high season when most visitors arrive on cheap flights to Cairo. Temperatures at this time of year generally stay below 25 degrees and night-time temps are about 10 degrees. 

Off Season: 

The summer months (June-August) are low season. The combination of high temperatures – up to 38 degrees – and smog can be unpleasant. During Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting (approximately mid-September to mid-October), many museums and tourist sites close early and many restaurants open only after sundown. 

Shoulder Season: 

September is a pleasant time to visit. The crowds are not so great and the weather is cooling down slightly.

Getting around Cairo

It’s not advisable to drive in Cairo. Lots of the city is walkable and taxis are cheap and plentiful. Ensure that you choose the taxi, don’t let it choose you. Don’t select one of the taxis parked outside expensive hotels or restaurants. It’s like having “tourist” written on your forehead and you’ll pay more than you need to.

The metro train system is efficient, punctual and clean. The flat fare is just one Egyptian Pound (about 20 cents) a ride. There are women-only carriages. You’ll see the “Women” signs above the platforms; the train carriage for women will be beside the signs.

Locals use microbuses to get around. This is a option best left to those who speak Arabic and those with a good knowledge of Cairo.

What is good to know if travelling to Cairo?

  • Official Egypt takes a long lunch break – 1pm to 4pm. Lunch is the main meal of the day. 
  • There is gold everywhere in the Egyptian Museum. King Tutankhamen’s gold death mask is the star exhibit and you’ll also see just about every thing that was buried with him – a statue of Isis, the goddess, protecting Tutankhamun’s shrine, gold bangles, an alabaster perfume vase, a magnificent pectoral, detailed corselet and gold rings. The museum is in Midan Tahrir, 9am-6.45pm. 
  • The Birqash Camel Market is an easy day trip from Cairo. Get there early and choose a good spot to see the action. 
  • Coptic Cairo (Masr al-Qadima) has been inhabited for more than 2,000 years. It’s the centre of the Coptic Christian community. There are lots of ancient and beautiful churches, including Saint Mary Church (Haret Elroum), Saint Mercurius Church and the The Hanging Church.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairo?

For a flight to Cairo, you will be flying into Cairo. Cairo (CAI) is just 18.6 km from the centre of the city.