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Flights to Egypt in 2021

Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR6 804Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip fromR8 207From Johannesburg to Cairo
One-way fromR4 797One-way flight from Johannesburg to Cairo

Cheapest prices for Egypt flights by month

January
R7 106
February
R7 611
March
R6 774
April
R6 967
May
R6 330
June
R7 744
July
R8 484
August
R6 962
September
R7 002
October
R7 769
November
R7 118
December
R8 028
May is currently the cheapest month to fly to Egypt. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Egypt?

JNB - CAI
Price
R6 330 - R10 505
CAI
Temperature
19 - 35 °C
CAI
Rainfall
0 - 13 mm
Flying to Egypt in May 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 Egypt 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 Egypt?

Booking 11 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Egypt. 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 Egypt?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Egypt?

Egypt flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

Few destinations exert such a strong pull on the imagination as Egypt. About 13 million travellers take cheap flights to Egypt each year, many on package tours, to gaze the treasures of the pharaohs, cruise down the Nile, wonder at the temples of Luxor and Abu Simbel, try to catch a glimpse of Alexandria as Cleopatra would have known it, explore the Sinai Peninsula with Bedouin guides or remember the war dead at El Alamein.

It could be said that two men, in relatively recent times, have popularised travel to Egypt. One was Napoleon, whose campaign in Egypt in the 18th century helped to spark enthusiasm for all things Egyptian; the other was Howard Carter, the English archaeologist who discovered the treasures in the Valley of the Kings. The first guide book to Egypt was published in the 1840s and it has become more and more popular with every passing year.

Cairo may be home to King Tutankhamen’s bling, but it’s also the city of colourful and highly scented souks, and it’s a great base for the Giza Necropolis.

On the Red Sea coast, Sharm el Sheikh was once a sleepy diving spot. Now, it’s a hugely popular resort (particularly with British tourists). Hurghada, favoured by European tourists, lies across the clear, blue waters, and vies with Sharm as the Red Sea’s most popular destination.

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Egypt climate

Summer runs June through September and temperatures are extremely hot (up to 31 degrees on average along the coast and up to 50 degrees in Aswan). Winter (October to May) temperatures are warm.

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When is the best time to fly to Egypt?

The best time to take cheap flights to Egypt is between December and February. Most visit Upper Egypt (the south) between October and February. The El Alamein Military Museum is best visited in autumn (September-November) and spring (February-April). Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
The best times to visit Sharm El Sheikh are the winter and spring months, when temperatures are in the low to mid 20s. From May onwards, temperatures start rocketing to the low 30s and, in July and August, the high 30s.

Peak Season: 

In general, mid-October to May is the high season in Egypt.

Off Season: 

May until October is low season. This is when temperatures are highest, especially in Upper Egypt. If you can brave the heat, you will be able to enjoy the country in relative solitude. Cairo will be busy during the summer months as Middle Eastern tourists take their holidays then.

Shoulder Season: 

The Egyptian spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) are great times to visit. The temperatures are moderate. The Khamsin wind blows in March and April, bringing sand and dust.

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