The fourth and ambiguous way is a taxi
Taxi in Egypt is cheap, but not in the case of Cairo airport. Theoretically, a counter from the airport to Tahrir Square costs: 35 pounds on a white taxi and 50 pounds on a yellow taxi. But in practice, everything happens as follows:
As soon as the Egyptian taxi driver sees a foreigner, almost all the convolutions of the brain are switched off instantaneously, and only two remain to work: the first, responsible for greed, and the second, responsible for greed.
They completely refuse to go on the counter and begin to demand a crazy fixed fee - from 100 pounds.
Naturally, paying 100 pounds for a trip on his "scoop" (it happens that it is carried on such cars as in the photo on the left) does not make any sense, as for this money you can get in a comfortable car with air conditioning, using the services of a "limousine company."
Some tourists manage to bargain at an acceptable price of 60-70 pounds. There have been cases when travelers managed to convince the taxi driver to go by the counter, but these are rather rare exceptions, than the rules. In addition, is it worth it to waste your nerves with taxi drivers?
Taxi drivers shout that a trip on the counter will cost more than 100 pounds, that the counter is broken, that they already give you a discount. Do not believe them!
The fifth method is Shuttle Bus (Shuttle Bus)
It is a cross between a bus and a taxi. On the one hand, these buses or minibuses go only up to a certain stop. On the other hand, the level of comfort is immeasurably higher than in a public bus.
The offices of the company "Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus" are located in the arrivals areas of terminals 1 and 3. Please contact there.
Shuttle bus services can be used in two ways. The first is to ride it like a bus. The second is to hire it as a taxi, which will cost twice as much.
The prices are as follows:
- Heliopolis area - 25 and 50 pounds;
- Nasser City area - 30 and 60 pounds;
- Tahrir Square - 35 and 70 pounds;
- El Mohandesin area - 40 and 80 pounds;
- al-Maadi or al-Haram, the area of the Egyptian pyramids - 45 and 90 pounds;
- the city of Helwan - 105 and 145 pounds.