Flights to Egypt: practical information
Cheap airlines to Egypt
If you're planning a trip to the stunning Nile, to shop in Cairo's famed markets and bazaars, to gape at the pyramids or to snorkel in Sharm-el-Sheikh, you're going to need cheap flights to Egypt. From the UK, Cairo is just a flight away with British Airways, Alitalia or Egypt's national airline, Egyptair. For trips to Hurghada and Luxor, easyJet offers the cheapest flights to Egypt being one of the few low cost airlines making the medium-haul trip.
When to book flights to Egypt
Looking for cheap flights to Egypt? You'll need to book early if you do, no matter what time of the year you plan your holidays in Egypt. The low season, late-fall and through winter to spring offers the cheapest rates. Egypt is pleasant year round thanks to its mild climate however some airlines only offer seasonal service to Egypt.
- Peak season: Summer, although you can expect searing temperatures in July and August.
- Low season: Spring and autumn.
Direct flights to Egypt, London to Cairo, take 4h 45min. For flights to Sharm-el-Sheikh, expect flights to take 5h 30min.
Experience Egypt: what to see, what to do
Egypt is ready, are you? This ancient country attracts thousands in summer to its gorgeous coastline. Visitors will never stop being amazing by the ancient pyramids of Giza. Camel expeditions into the mighty desert and its cultured cities. There is so much to explore in Egypt and these ideas are just the beginning.
Essentials in Egypt
Giza Pyramids: One of the world's ancient wonders, Egypt's pyramids are one of the most famous sights in the world, right next to Cairo. If you don't visit with a tour group, make sure you book a car hire in Egypt to get there. In summer they can easily become over-crowded so visit early in the day or during the evening during the week, not on the weekends. Visitors are still welcome to explore the interior of the smallest pyramid.
Hurghada: If you're planning a beach escape, then make sure you fit Hurghada into your trip itinerary. Long white-sand beaches and palms, cafes lining the coast and plenty of markets to shop for those quaint Egyptian souvenirs, just don't forget to get a bargain.
Egyptian Museum in Cairo: If there is one museum you should visit while on holidays in Egypt, let it be this one. It's one of the world's most important archaeological museums, housing thousands of years of history in its collection. Ancient's Egypt's most valuable treasures are on display here, including the magnificent sarcophagus of the Pharaoh.
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Accommodations in Egypt
With hoards of tourist visiting Egypt each and every year, you can bet there is plenty of accommodation to choose from in both the cities and in the resort cities on the coast. Search for your hotels in Egypt as soon as you book your flights, prices are always cheaper the further in advance you book, especially if your trip is planned for high season.