Turkish Airlines offers five direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Cairo. Flights in this route take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Cairo International Airport (CAI) within nearly two to two and a half hours. Ongoing all year round on a regular basis, the number of direct flights with Turkish Airlines remains quite the same throughout the year; no big changes occur seasonally.
Declared as European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey. As one of the top popular metropolises in both Asia and Europe, this magnificent city welcomes a large number of visitors every year by its natural beauties and rich historical heritage. Tourists from all over the world visit this enchanting destination to get to know its brilliant unique culture, and leave the city with unforgettable memories. The Prince’s Islands offering swimming activities and water sports in summertime, together with Çiçek (Flower) Passage attracting by its seafood restaurants, Galatasaray Turkish Bath in the historic district Beyoğlu, fascinating inns and New Mosque in Eminönü, and the top popular shopping spots, Spice Bazaar and Grand Bazaar are certainly the most crowd-pulling attractions in Istanbul.
There are two international airports managing the extremely busy air traffic in this utterly beautiful metropolis: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Both airports serve as a point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul. However, flights from Istanbul to Cairo take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side of the city.
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages. You can reach Istanbul Airport from the city by both TEM and E5 roads. For those without a vehicle there are many ways that you can reach the airport. A taxi to the airport costs around 100-110 TL. You can also reach the airport from many places in the city, such as: Taksim, Yenikapı, Beşiktaş, Kadıköy and Kozyatağı, almost any hour of the day with Havaist services. You can also use the IETT bus services to get to the airport. For more information on transport schedules check our transport information page.
The capital of Egypt, Cairo ranks among the top populous African cities as well. Owning numerous models of breathtaking Islamic architecture, this adorable city is often cited as “The City of Thousands of Minarets”. Having been a cradle of countless civilizations throughout the history, Cairo’s most noteworthy icon is certainly the Pyramids of Giza, amazing everyone with its giant structure. As a perfect harmony of the historic districts of Old Cairo and Al Haram, and the elegant and modern neighborhoods, Cairo is flooded by a considerable number of tourists all year round. Especially the Pyramid of Cheops and ancient Egyptian collections arouse interest by their enthralling charm.
The sole airport in the city, Cairo International Airport (CAI) serves to 16 million passengers annually. Passengers with a flight ticket to Cairo with Turkish Airlines land at this airport, which is 22 kilometers to the center.
It is possible to use airport shuttles, municipal buses or cabs to reach the center from Cairo International Airport (CAI). You may easily reach the center via the bus numbered 356 departing from Terminal 1 and 2.
Airport shuttles serving in the route of Haram, Maadi, Zamalek, Mohandesin, Giza, Nasr City and Heliopolis, and cabs operating 7/24 would be the other alternatives to consider for reaching the center.