Car rental Cairo International Airport (CAI)

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Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt
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Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$29.69 / per day
Compact
Nissan Sunny or similar
Nissan Sunny
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$36.84 / per day
Compact Elite
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$58.87 / per day
Intermediate
Mitsubishi LANCER or similar
Mitsubishi LANCER
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$43.61 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Standard
Renault Megane or similar
Renault Megane
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$46.76 / per day
Full-size
Peugeot 508 or similar
Peugeot 508
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$63.20 / per day
Premium
Toyota Fortuner 4.0 Litre or similar
Toyota Fortuner 4.0 Litre
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$131.43 / per day
Special
Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar
Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$143.76 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.
Cairo International Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Cairo Airport! Then drive to the city center and visit the Al-Azhar Mosque and Al-Azhar University, the world’s oldest university. Walk through Tahrir Square and go to the Egyptian Museum. Save plenty of time for Old Cairo so you can see the Coptic Museum, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, and the Roman Towers of Babylon.

Arguably, Cairo’s biggest attractions are the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, along with the Pharaonic Village. All are near Cairo and easy to reach with your rental car. Don’t miss out on Desert Park, either, with its cliffs, and fascinating birds and reptiles. 

Back in Cairo, explore the coffee shops and restaurants. Make sure you try local dishes like kushari (rice and lentils with tomato sauce and red pepper oil), taa'miya (falafel), and fetyeer pancakes, and the delicious cuisine of nearby Lebanon too.

Cairo’s a great destination, but Egypt has so much more to offer, so why not stay longer and explore? With a longer term car rental deal you can visit timeless Alexandria, take a real desert tour, or drive south along the Nile, perhaps all the way to Luxor, stopping at temples and historic sites as you go. You can even pick up your rental car at Cairo Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Cairo Airport is also known as Maṭār El Qāhira El Dawly.

Top international routes

  • Jeddah
  • Kuwait City
  • Riyadh
  • Amman
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Beirut

Main airlines

EgyptAir, Nile Air, Air Cairo, AlMasria Universal Airlines, Iraqi Airways, and Saudia

Terminals

The four terminals are T1 or Old Airport, T2 or New Airport, T3, and the seasonal flights terminal (ST). You can easily move between them using either a free shuttle bus or an automated people mover system.

Location

Cairo Airport is about 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of the city center. Kobri Al Matar, El-Orouba, Salah Salem Street, and 6th of October Bridge are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Europcar, Keddy, and SIXT

Car rental desks

Most are in the arrivals halls of each terminal. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find bars, coffee shops, and Egyptian restaurants, as well as many shops, including gift shops, bookstores, and duty-free outlets. Most shops are located in the departures areas of T1 and T3. You’ll also find ATMs, banks, currency exchanges, an on-site hotel, a first aid station, two pharmacies, and a lost and found service. There are two left luggage storage facilities. Cairo Airport is partially equipped for passengers with reduced mobility, and special assistance can be requested, but make sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Mobil gas station, located at El-Nasr Road, Sheraton Al Matar, Qesm an Nuzhah, can be reached in about eight minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Cairo Airport and on the way to the city.

Travel information

Language
Arabic,
English,
French
Currency
EGP
Country code
+20
Average car rental length
13 days
Economy car rental price
$45.36 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
5.9
  • Getting to the airport 5.0
  • Departure and check-in 5.2
  • Terminal facilities 4.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 3.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.1
  • Lounge 3.8

Cairo International Airport (CAI)

  • IATA: CAI
  • ICAO: HECA
  • Airport name: Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 116 m / 382 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Passengers (per year): 14,711,500
  • Distance from City: 14.9 miles / 24 km ENE of town
  • Phone: +20 2 22655000
  • Email: cac@cairo-airport.com

When are car rental prices cheapest at Cairo International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Cairo International Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Cairo International Airport
$33.20
January
$25.73
February
$33.67
March
$46.53
April
$39.44
May
$55.61
June
$53.34
July
$53.72
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Cairo International Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $25.73. You can see that this is 40% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 54% cheaper than renting a car in June (when rental prices start at $55.61 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Cairo International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in May the average rental period is 14 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 10 days.
Average Rental Length at Cairo International Airport
12
January
10
February
11
March
11
April
14
May
14
June
13
July
11
August
11
September
12
October
12
November
10
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Cairo International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Cairo International Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Cairo International Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
94%
January
76%
February
87%
March
92%
April
100%
May
122%
June
164%
July
143%
August
72%
September
72%
October
79%
November
99%
December

Top 5 Locations near Cairo International Airport

186.1 km / 115.6 miles away
402.3 km / 250.0 miles away
511.2 km / 317.6 miles away
596.0 km / 370.3 miles away

Top 3 Best Cairo International Airport Suppliers in 2019

Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+2001066611027
CAIRO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.2
0020 1 229 086 655
Al Matar, Qism El-Nozha
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 7.7
+201066611027
CAIRO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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