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Flights to Cairo in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR8 287Average for return flights in December 2021
Return fromR5 615From Johannesburg to Cairo
One-way fromR3 936One-way flight from Johannesburg to Cairo (CAI)

Cheap flights to Cairo in December, January 2021

The best prices found for CAI flights for December, January
Jan 26 - Feb 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

13h 05m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

14h 55m
R5 663

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/2/21

Jan 11 - Jan 18
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

14h 15m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 50m
R5 855

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/4/21

Jan 26 - Feb 22
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

19h 40m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

14h 10m
R6 079

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/2/21

Cairo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairo found for this year
Dec 31 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

14h 55m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

14h 55m
R6 479

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 12 - Mar 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

10h 55m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

10h 45m
R7 807

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 12/3/21

Dec 23 - Dec 29
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

10h 55m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

10h 45m
R7 967

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 12/3/21

Last minute flights to Cairo

Late deals on return flights to Cairo, departing today and this week
Dec 12 - Mar 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

10h 55m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

10h 45m
R7 807

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 12/3/21

Dec 12 - Dec 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

10h 55m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

10h 45m
R8 271

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 12 - Dec 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

13h 20m
CAI

Cairo

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

31h 35m
R8 415

Turkish Airlines

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Deal found 12/2/21

Can I fly to Cairo from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Cairo

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Cairo.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairo.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Cairo.

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


Can I fly back to South Africa from Cairo?

Returning to South Africa from Cairo

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairo must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairo are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cairo?

The cheapest ticket to Cairo found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R7 535

February

R8 079

March

R7 183

April

R7 391

May

R6 719

June

R8 207

July

R8 991

August

R7 375

September

R7 423

October

R8 239

November

R7 551

December

R8 511

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Cairo is currently May; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Cairo?

Average Cairo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - CAI

Price

R6 713 - R11 141

CAI

Temperature

13 - 28 °C

August is typically the best time to fly to Cairo, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Cairo, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being January.

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

Booking 10 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?

At the moment, Saturday is the most economical day to take a flight to Cairo. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cairo?

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

How long is the flight to Cairo?

Flights to Cairo, Egypt, range in time from almost 8h if you’re flying direct non-stop, to almost 24h if you’re flying via another airport. If you’re flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Cairo (CAI), the shortest flight time is 7h 45min if you’re flying non-stop with EgyptAir, which rises to 10h if you’re flying Kenya Airways via Nairobi (NBO), 10h 15min if you’re flying Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa (ADD), 13h 45min if you’re flying Turkish Airlines via Istanbul (IST), 13h 45min if you’re flying Qatar Airways via Doha (DOH)or 15h 35min if you’re flying Emirates via Dubai (DXB). When looking for Cairo flight deals, keep in mind that if you fly via Dubai, Doha and Istanbul, you are flying north past Cairo to reach those cities, and then you have to fly south back to Cairo, which is why the flight times are much longer. Also, remember that your flight time from Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg is 2h and your flight time from Durban (DUR) to Johannesburg is 1h, so add at least 3h to your trip if you’re flying from Durban and 5h if you’re flying from Cape Town for connecting flights.

Are there non-stop flights to Cairo?

The only South African airport that offers non-stop flights to Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt, is OR Tambo International in Johannesburg, with EgyptAir. There are no non-stop flights from Johannesburg’s other airport, Lanseria (HLA), or from Cape Town International or King Shaka International in Durban. If you opt to fly with Emirates, Qatar Airways or Turkish Airlines, you can fly directly (but with stops) from Cape Town or Durban to Cairo International. For smaller South African cities, a cheap and easy option is to fly to Johannesburg and then on to Cairo.

How do you get from Cairo International Airport to the city centre?

Several buses depart the airport from the bus depot outside terminal 1 at Cairo International, including lines 111 and 381, which stop at Midan Ramses in the city centre. The cost is around R10. Taxis are also available, with the cheaper ones costing about R50 and the more expensive ones around R100 (the price depends on the type of car). Some taxis are metered, but that doesn’t mean they will turn the meter on. Be sure to use your best negotiating skills to get the price down, and be sure that the taxi driver understands how much you’ll be paying, so that there are no surprises when you alight.

What are some things to do in Cairo?

Egypt’s capital and largest city is a hodgepodge of sights, sounds and smells, and Cairo is filled with wonderful things to see and do. Start with the Giza Plateau, where you will find the pyramids of Khufu (also known as Cheops or The Great Pyramid), Khafre and Menkaure (these three pyramids together constitute one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one of the seven wonders that is still standing). Other incredible sights to see on the Giza Plateau include the Sphinx and several ancient tombs. This historical area remains a hotbed for Egyptology enthusiasts and tourists alike. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (known simply as the Egyptian Museum) contains artefacts and collections on display, which document the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt. The new Grand Egyptian Museum, also known as the Giza Museum, is set to eclipse the Egyptian Museum.

Do I need a passport or a visa to fly to Cairo?

South Africans travelling to Cairo, Egypt, will need both a passport and a visa to enter the country.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairo?

Cairo (CAI), located 18,6 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Cairo.