Cairo Airport Car Rentals

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Thinking about how to get around in Cairo? If you’re exploring the busy neighborhoods like Zamalek or Maadi, Uber is handy for city streets.

But, if you plan to go on day trips to places like Saqqara, Fayum, or Dahshur—spots beyond the city—you might find it more convenient to have a car. Renting a car in Cairo gives you the option to go at your own pace and really soak in the cool things to see in Egypt. So, whether you’re cruising through the lively city or heading out to the nearby historical spots, choosing the right ride can make your Cairo adventure even better.

Before you go ahead and reserve your rental car, we recommend reading through our guide to Cairo Airport car rentals below.

Cairo Airport Car Rentals

Fast Facts

Language: Arabic, English, French

Local Currency: The local currency in Cairo is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). We recommend withdrawing Egyptian pounds at one of the Cairo Airport ATMs or exchange kiosks before arriving at your accommodations in Cairo.

Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.

Cairo Country Code: +20 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.

Speed Limits: 60 km/h (37 mph) in the city and 90 – 120 km/h (56 – 75 mph) on major highways and roads.

Average Cairo Gas Prices: Check the latest gas prices in Cairo (Regular, Premium & Diesel). Note to tourists Please remember that Cairo gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.

Types of Car Rentals

Cairo car rental options include everything from small cars to mini vans and SUVs, with daily rental rates averaging around $73 USD per day.

Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found as low as $20/day with unlimited milage when searching for weekly car rentals!

Vehicle Type:Model:Rates P/D:
Large Cars Hyundai Elantra or similar$30
Medium CarsNissan Sentra or similar$21
Small CarsHyundai i10 or similar$20
Premium CarsMercedes Benz C Class or similar $140
VansChrysler Pacifica$66
SUVsHyundai Tucson or similar$55

Note: The two most important things to remember when renting a car at Cairo Airport is to always book in advance of your arrival and don’t be afraid to play with dates to find the best rates possible.

Car Rental Companies

The Cairo International Airport is home to a wide variety of car rental agencies including Alamo, Autounion, Hertz and SIXT.

🚙 Car Rental Company:⭐ Rating (1-10):💰 Rates:
Alamo8.4 stars🔍 Check Rates
Autounion 8.6 stars🔍 Check Rates
Hertz 7.9 stars🔍 Check Rates
SIXT7.9 stars🔍 Check Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to car rentals at Cairo Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies and more.

What are the requirements to rent a car at Cairo Airport?

Renting a car in Cairo requires you to have held a driving license for at least one year. All renters, whether Egyptians or non-Egyptians, must provide a valid ID card or passport, along with a valid driving license. Always be sure to check with the rental agency prior to signing a car lease agreement.

What is the minimum age requirement for renting a car in Cairo?

Car rental companies in Cairo typically require renters to be at least 20 years of age to rent a car. Please note that certain car categories may have a higher minimum age requirement.

Do I need an international license to rent a car in Cairo?

Yes, all visitors planning to drive in Cairo must ensure they obtain an International Driving Permit in their home country or country of residence before traveling.

How much money does it cost to rent a car in Cairo?

Cairo Airport car rental rates can be found for as low as $20 USD per day. Of course, rates vary depending on dates of travel, duration, type of vehicle, car insurance and more.

How do I make a car rental reservation at Cairo Airport?

We recommend to book your Cairo Airport rental car online in advance by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.

What type of car should I rent in Cairo?

The type and size of the rental car that you rent in Cairo will depend on the size of your group as well as your budget.

Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Cairo Airport:

Car Rental Type:# of PassengersModel / Make:
Small Car (Mini, Economy)1-3Hyundai i10 or similar
Medium Car (Compact)3-5Nissan Sunny or similar
Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size, Premium)3-5Subaru Impreza or similar
SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)5-7Hyundai Tucson or similar
Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)5-7Chrysler Pacifica or similar

Do I need insurance for a rental car at Cairo Airport?

We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Cairo. At just $7.93 USD per day, this is an absolute must when it comes to renting cars in Egypt. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and exactly what it covers below.

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