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Cairo CAIIstanbul SAW

Nile Air

£188

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Cairo CAIIstanbul SAW

Nile Air

£283

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1214 km
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Book your trip to arrive at Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or Istanbul - Dudullu. The distance between Cairo and Istanbul is 1214 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Pegasus, Egyptair, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and LOT Polish Airlines. Cairo and Istanbul have 393 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Istanbul, consider visiting Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Palace, and Blue Mosque, Istanbul.

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PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
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EgyptairMSRMSYes0
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Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYes0
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Austrian AirlinesAUAOSYesOpens 47 days before flight
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LOT Polish AirlinesLOTLOYes0
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Turkey COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Turkey – 11/2022
Your trip summary

Most travelers from Egypt can enter Türkiye, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Electronic visitor visa or Visitor visa

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Electronic visitor visa or Visitor visa
Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in public

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Turkey in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cairo to Istanbul?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cairo and Istanbul takes around 2.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cairo and Istanbul?
The flight distance between Cairo and Istanbul is 1214 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cairo and Istanbul?
Several carriers operate flights between Cairo and Istanbul. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Turkish Airlines, Nile Air, Egyptair.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairo?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairo and London, Manchester, Luxor, Kuwait City, Sharm El Sheikh, Jeddah, Aswan, Doha, Dubai, Amman, Dublin, Riyadh, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Athens, Dammam, Yanbu, Antalya, Bristol, Medina.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and London, Manchester, Toronto, Birmingham, Dublin, Montreal, Edinburgh, Vancouver, Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Antalya, Athens, Reykjavik, Northern Cyprus, Amman, Calgary, Dalaman, Tallinn, Dubai.
Which airports are there in Cairo?
Cairo is mainly served by Cairo International. But there are other airports nearby, including Cairo West Airport.
What airports are near Cairo?
The main airport in Cairo is Cairo International. It is also served by Borg El Arab.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Istanbul Airport. It is also served by Anadolu, Yenişehir, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Cairo and Istanbul?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Cairo and Istanbul thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Cairo and Istanbul can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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