Car Rental at Cairo International Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Cairo International Airport
Economy
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
DRIVUS
$13.29 / per day
Cairo International Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
$43.74 / per day
Cairo International Airport
Compact
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$44.53 / per day
Cairo International Airport
Standard
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$55.10 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Cairo International Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$58.93 / per day
Cairo International Airport
Full-size SUV
Toyota Fortuner or similar
Toyota Fortuner
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$144.01 / per day
Cairo International Airport
Full-size Elite SUV
Mitsubishi ASX or similar
Mitsubishi ASX
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
DRIVUS
$29.61 / per day
Cairo International Airport
Compact Elite
Renault Megane or similar
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$103.44 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:46 on 2024-06-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Arabic, English, French
Currency
EGP
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+20
Average car rental price
$62 per day
Average car rental length
9 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 120 km/h or 56 - 75 mph
Rating
7.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
$0.24 per liter or $0.89 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$0.21 per liter or $0.79 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$0.26 per liter or $0.99 / 1 gallon
Cairo International Airport

Airport Car Rental

Sprawling, hectic, and home to more than 20 million people, Cairo can be an overwhelming place to visit. But if you know where to look, it can also be a truly rewarding destination — some of the city’s draws include not just the proximity to pyramids, but also its history, architecture, and cuisine. With that in mind, these are six of the most interesting attractions in the Egyptian capital:

  • Coptic Cairo. The direct descendants of the Ancient Egyptians, the Copts are an ethnoreligious group that makes up about 10% of Egypt’s population. So-called Coptic Cairo, which is part of the city’s Old Town, is one of the most atmospheric parts of the city. Many of the landmarks, such as the Hanging Church and the Church and Monastery of St. George, are related to Christianity — the Copts adopted it not long after its appearance in the Middle East. Others include the Babylon Fortress (built under the orders of the Roman emperor Trajan) and the Coptic Museum.
  • Khan el-Khalili. Khan el-Khalili is a bustling and historic bazaar located in the heart of Cairo. This centuries-old market is famous for its winding, labyrinthine streets where visitors can shop for a wide variety of goods, including jewelry, spices, textiles and traditional Egyptian crafts, making it a must-visit destination for tourists seeking an authentic shopping experience.
  • National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Also located in Cairo’s Old Town, NMEC is one of the most interesting museums in the country dedicated to the fascinating ancient history of Egypt (the other one, the Grand Egyptian Museum, is moving from Cairo to nearby Giza in 2022). The museum is made up of chronological sections and also has special exhibitions like the Gallery of Royal Mummies. Visit the official website to learn more.
  • Medieval Cairo. Also known as Islamic Cairo, this is another distinct and fascinating part of the city. Strongly shaped by Fatimid and Ottoman influences, two civilizations that both ruled the city for centuries, the area is known for landmarks like the Qalawun Complex, the Al-Azhar Mosque (home to the oldest university in the world), and many other impressive houses of prayer.
  • Tahrir Square. Known as Midan Tahrir in Arabic, and also as the Liberation Square, Tahrir is the beating heart of Cairo and a place of great political and symbolic importance. Notably for tourists, it is also the location of several notable landmarks such as the Arab League Building, while many others are just a stone’s throw away.
  • Giza Necropolis. The Giza Necropolis is an iconic archaeological site located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is home to the world-famous pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the enigmatic Sphinx, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of ancient Egyptian civilization.

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Main airlines

EgyptAir, Nile Air, Air Cairo, AlMasria Universal Airlines, Iraqi Airways, Tunis Air, Lufthansa Airlines, Air France, 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 20 km (12.4 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.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $17 per day
  • Medium cars - from $15 per day
  • Vans - from $52 per day
  • Premium cars - from $156 per day
  • Small cars - from $13 per day
  • SUVs - from $30 per day

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.
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Airport info

Rating
5.4
  • Getting to the airport 6.3
  • Check-in and departures 6.2
  • Terminal facilities 5.7
  • Wi-Fi 4.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.2
  • Lounge 5.2

Cairo International Airport (CAI)

  • IATA: CAI
  • ICAO: HECA
  • Name: Cairo International Airport (CAI)
  • Distance from city: 14.9 miles / 24 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Cairo International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Cairo International Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Cairo International Airport
$30.34
January
$30.51
February
$31.04
March
$40.53
April
$27.61
May
$50.67
June
$59.55
July
$47.87
August
$32.78
September
$30.05
October
$30.16
November
$34.51
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Cairo International Airport is May — when rental costs average $27.61 per day. This is 26% cheaper than the yearly average and 54% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $59.55 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Cairo International Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 12 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average number of rental days at Cairo International Airport
7
January
8
February
8
March
9
April
10
May
12
June
12
July
9
August
8
September
9
October
8
November
9
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Cairo International Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Cairo International Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Cairo International Airport in November, while they are least likely to rent in in February.
Monthly searches at Cairo International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
86%
January
73%
February
78%
March
97%
April
100%
May
97%
June
88%
July
88%
August
135%
September
97%
October
138%
November
123%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers SIXT, Autounion, Alamo, DRIVUS, Hertz
Popular car categories Medium cars, Small cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $13 per day
Cheapest supplier DRIVUS

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Nissan Sunny 4 3 Small cars
SIXT Nissan Sunny 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Nissan Sunny 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Subaru Impreza 4 2 Large cars
SIXT Nissan Sentra 4 1 Medium cars
SIXT Subaru XV 5 2 SUVs
DRIVUS Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Nissan Sunny 4 2 Medium cars
Autounion Chevrolet Aveo 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Nissan Sunny
January 29, 2024
We got lost in Cairo. There was no GPS in the car and not even any paper maps in English. Because most of the road signs in Cairo are in Arabic, which we cannot read, we got lost. A GPS would have been nice. Next time in Egypt we will buy a SIM card for our phones but it was late when we got there. We had some printed maps with us but they ultimately weren't enough. Eventually we found our way back to the airport but only after driving around for 3 hours on a Saturday night. It was a terrible experience for us. We did see the Pyramids and they were amazing as expected, but the local tour guide took us to places we didn't ask to go to and those people tried to sell us things and were very pushy and aggressive. We did not have a great time at all in Cairo outside of 4hrs at the Pyramids.
Egypt
Nissan Sunny
December 1, 2023
Egyptian food is yummy !
Italy
Chevrolet Captiva
August 19, 2023
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Canada
Peugeot 508
August 12, 2023
I spent 1 month in Egypt full of adventure my family and I loved it very much.
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United Kingdom
Nissan Sunny
November 26, 2020
Cairo is a great city with so much to see and do. The traffic and driving experience are not the same like Europe, so you need to be prepared
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
7.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Europcar
6.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
5
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$61.59
Lowest daily price
$13.29
Total cars available
97

Top 11 Suppliers at Cairo International Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8
1222327590
Arrival Hall Terminal 3
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+201144439138
Terminal 1 3
$54 - $202
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7
+201001077400
Oruba، Road، El Nozha, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.7
+2001066611027
Cairo International Airport, Terminal 3 Arrival Hall, ,
$84 - $147
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
National
National
Good 7.7
1222327590
Arrival Hall Terminal 3
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Autounion
Good 7.6 / 31 reviews
+201203328202
Cairo International Airport, Sheraton, Sheraton Al Matar, El Nozha
$44 - $861
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
SIXT
Good 7.1 / 59 reviews
+201229086655
Al Oruba Road, El Nozha, Cairo Governorate
$42 - $216
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
DRIVUS
DRIVUS
Good 7.1 / 24 reviews
+201019761260 / +201011611177
Cairo International Airport
$13 - $52
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7 / 10 reviews
+201065055558
Cairo International Airport (CAI), Sheraton Al Matar, El Nozha
$44 - $97
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7 / 7 reviews
+201222327590
Cairo International Airport, Arrival Hall Terminal 3,
$53 - $157
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.7 / 15 reviews
+2001066611027
Cairo International Airport Terminal 3 Arrival Hall
Working hours
Mon:09:00-22:00
Tue:09:00-22:00
Wed:09:00-22:00
Thu:09:00-22:00
Fri:09:00-22:00
Sat:09:00-22:00
Sun:09:00-22:00
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