Turkish Airlines flies from Cairo to Istanbul five times on a daily basis. The point of arrival in these direct flights is Istanbul Airport (IST) and the journey takes between two to two and a half hours in average. The number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year; no big changes occur seasonally.Flights with Turkish Airlines from Cairo to Istanbul are very popular throughout the year. On the other hand, Istanbul serves as a transit point for many Turkish Airlines flights. You may therefore depart from Cairo and use Istanbul as a transfer/transit point to continue another flight from here.
Situated at the crossroads of Africa and Asia, Cairo is a joyful destination along the Nile River. As an extremely populous city with a population of more than 15 million, Cairo hosts live streets of ceaseless modern life, as well as the mysterious Pyramids remaining from its deep-rooted past. This brilliant city offers many must-see spots; you may have a chance to see the Cheops Pyramid, one of the 7 wonders of the world, and visit the Egyptian Museum to witness the Ancient history during your stay. Do not forget to take a short break in Tahrir Square, the major square in the city, and buy some souvenirs and local spices from Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, which is the largest souk of the region.
As the sole airport in the city, Cairo International Airport (CAI) serves to 16 million passengers annually and is located 22 kilometers from the center. Passengers with a flight ticket from Cairo with Turkish Airlines start their journeys from this airport.
There are a couple of alternatives in transport for reaching Cairo Airport (CAI). You may get on the bus line numbered 356 from the center and reach terminals 1 and 2 in the airport. Those wishing to use airport shuttles may get on the shuttles from Haram, Maadi, Zamalek, Mohandesin, Giza, Nasr City, Heliopolis and city center. In addition, cabs which are available 7/24 hours, together with private firms offering transfer service would be other alternatives for getting to the airport.
As a source of inspiration for many artists and authors and full of history around every corner, Istanbul is simply enthralling by its splendid Bosporus, verdant islands and vigorous squares… Being utterly beautiful both at night and during the day, this magnificent metropolis welcomes you with a different charm in every corner. Maiden’s Tower in Salacak, Galata Tower right across, Blue (Sultanahmet) Mosque and Hagia Sophia in the Historical Peninsula, the charming Pierre Loti Hill in the Golden Horn, Dolmabahçe Palace in Beşiktaş district and of course with the stunning bridges connecting two continents; this city truly offers a fairy tale to its guests.
Istanbul hosts two airports managing the busy air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Turkish Airlines flights to Istanbul from Cairo, operated regularly all year round, land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the D20 road and connects to both TEM and E5. There are plenty of different modes of transportation you can use to reach the airport that is only 35 km from the city center. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. One option is Havaist, the shuttles reach many places in the city on the European or Anatolian side. If you are looking to have a more comfortable journey you can benefit from the car rental companies. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then you can benefit from the IETT bus services. You can check IETT schedules on our transport information page.