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Flights to Cairo in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$2,042Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from$2,739From Auckland to Cairo

Cheapest prices for Cairo flights by month

January
$1,607
February
$1,098
March
$1,766
April
$2,244
May
$1,994
June
$1,977
July
$2,201
August
$2,014
September
$1,987
October
$1,915
November
$1,243
December
$1,938
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Cairo is February. The most expensive month for flights is April. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Cairo?

AKL - CAI
Price
$1,098 - $3,010
CAI
Temperature
19 - 35 °C
CAI
Rainfall
0 - 13 mm
Flying to Cairo in February is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in Cairo so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. March is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Cairo, you should look to book at least 46 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

The cheapest flights to Cairo are usually found when departing on a Sunday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Cairo trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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