Train Transfers To and From Cairo International Airport

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Cairo International Airport Train Transfers

There is no direct train connection to Cairo International Airport. But in the city, there are trains.

It was hoped that the Cairo Metro's Line 3 may be linked to the airport. These plans, however, have been postponed.

Stations like Heliopolis Square and Adly Mansour Interchange are a few minutes away by Metro. From 5:15 AM local time through 1 AM the next day, the Cairo Metro operates regularly.

You may get from Cairo Airport to Downtown Cairo for less than $2 by taking a taxi. According to traffic, the fastest route is about 20 minutes long.

There will be a 12:25 AM meeting of the last Metro Lines 1 and 2 trains at the Attaba Metro station and a 12:30 PM meeting of the previous Metro Lines 2 and 3 trains at Sadat Metro station/Tahrir Square.

Operating hours are extended by an hour during holidays; therefore, lines 1 and 2 meet at Attaba Metro station at 01:25 AM, and lines 2 and 3 meet at Sadat Metro station/Tahrir Square at 01:30 AM, respectively.

Buses usually run from 6:00 AM to 9:25 PM, with some exceptions (such as the late-night route) till 2:00 AM.

The Metro System in Cairo

In Egypt's capital city of Cairo, the Cairo Metro serves as a high-speed rail system. In Africa, it was the first of three full-fledged metro systems, and it was the first of its kind in the Arab world. The 29-kilometer-long Line 1 from Helwan to Ramsis plaza was inaugurated in 1987.

Three transfer stations (Lines 1, 2, and 3) make up the network's 74 stations, which have a total length of 89.4 kilometers. The National Authority for Tunnels oversees its operation.

As of 1989, only women were allowed to ride the train's middle two cars (cars 4 and 5). When it gets dark, the fifth vehicle is converted to a mixed-use car till the following day.

The location of these cars is indicated by blue placards at each station. These cars provide an option for women who don't want to ride with men in the exact vehicle; nevertheless, ladies can still ride in other cars.

To safeguard women from male sexual harassment, this policy was implemented.

While Ramadan sees the Metro extend its hours to two hours past normal, the rest of the week is devoted to maintenance.

For a complete list of routes, schedules, and prices, refer to Cairo Metro at