Getting around Cairo

Cairo is a tourist city with a great history and display of culture and civilization. However, it is a fast-paced city that is awake 24/7. If you like the buzz of the city, you will find a lot of options and places to visit. The best ways to get around Cairo are by metro train, taxi, or Uber. The metro system is clean, affordable, and extremely efficient but can sometimes be very crowded, especially during rush hours. If you prefer to stay above ground, taxis are a good way to get to places that the Cairo Metro doesn't cover, especially from Cairo International Airport (CAI), which is located about 13 miles northeast of the city center. 

You can also use Uber to get around Cairo and it is usually affordable. Some Uber Egyptian drivers speak English if you request that in the app. 


Less of a means of transportation, feluccas offer a peaceful (albeit slow) way of navigating the Nile. Feluccas (privately operated wooden boats with oversized sails) are designed to propel passengers along the Nile to and from Giza attractions like the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. The best place for flagging a felucca is the Dok Dok landing point in Garden City; expect to negotiate a price of around 60 to 80 Egyptian pounds (roughly $7 to $9) for a one-hour ride.

This list has some suggestions for places to visit in Cairo

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