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Uber In Egypt – Taking Uber from Cairo Airport to Giza Pyramids

Generally, when traveling to a foreign country like Egypt, you’re expected to learn how to bargain – and bargain hard. One of the first experiences of bargaining for most travelers is right at the airport upon arrival. You just flew in on a long flight, tired,  have your hands tied up with luggage, trying to figure out where you’re suppose to go and now you’re suppose to bargain and negotiate with a taxi driver. This puts us at a great disadvantage. Luckily, Uber is now in Egypt! Getting a ride whenever and wherever is simple and straightforward with the thanks to Uber. You no longer have to fight with taxi drivers on ridiculous fares and feel as if you just got ripped off because you we’re to tired to bargain. Here’s a guide on Uber in Egypt.

Uber in Egypt Table of Contents

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Egypt Uber Guide

  • How to Ride Uber – Here
  • Where is Uber In Egypt – Here
  • Can I Take Uber to The Pyramids – Here
  • Cairo Airport Designated Pick-up Area – Here
  • Uber Outside of Cairo – Here
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Egypt Uber Rate Tables

  • 2017 Cairo Uber Standard Rates – Here
  • Cairo Airport Uber Fares – Here
  • From Cairo to Another City – Here

Related

  • Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE
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Uber in Egypt Table of Contents

Egypt Uber Guide

  • How to Ride Uber – Here
  • Where is Uber In Egypt – Here
  • Can I Take Uber to The Pyramids – Here
  • Cairo Airport Designated Pick-up Area – Here
  • Uber Outside of Cairo – Here

Egypt Uber Rate Tables

  • 2017 Cairo Uber Standard Rates – Here
  • Cairo Airport Uber Fares – Here
  • From Cairo to Another City – Here

Related

  • Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE

How To Ride Uber

For those of you who are not familiar with Uber, its real simple to use. You download the Uber app on your phone, sign-up for an account with your payment information (credit cards and paypal accepted) and you’re ready to you.

To order an Uber, you open the app, put in the destination address then click on order. The cool thing about Uber is that you see how many cars are in your area, how long it will take your Uber to get to your current location, and the live stream route on a map of the Uber car to and from your current location to your final destination.

The best part is that the rates are predetermined so no need to hassle with haggling and bargaining. Once the ride is over, the app automatically charges your payment method, so no need to find cash.

Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE

Uber International

Its a good idea to download and set up an Uber account before you leave for your overseas trip. You will need to have access to your cellular data while overseas, so you should contact your mobile phone carrier to check for international service. If you will not have data service overseas, its ok, you can use wi-fi to connect your phone and order an Uber.

Uber in Cairo Egypt

Where is Uber in Egypt

Uber is grow fast is Egypt. In 2017, Uber is servicing the areas of Cairo and Alexandria and looking to expand to other regions of Egypt. You can order an Uber from Cairo Airport to Giza Pyramids (see Uber Airport Rates) or from Khan el-Khalili to the Egyptian Museum (See Uber Standard Rates). You can even order an Uber from anywhere in Cairo to Hurghada (see Uber Outside of Cairo)

Can I Take Uber To The Pyramids?

Yes you can! You can take Uber anywhere around Cairo, even to The Giza Pyramids Complex.
Simply open the Uber app, request your Uber with Giza Pyramids as your destination and go.
When you’re ready to leave the Pyramids, you can bargain a rate with the group of taxi drivers outside or just order another Uber to your next destination. Its not hard to find both Ubers and Taxi drivers around Cairo. They’re everywhere and they will approach you asking if you need a lift.

Fare Estimates

From Cairo International Airport to Giza Pyramids……………………………… 120 EGP / $6.60 USD
From Cairo Downtown (Talaat Harb Square) to Giza Pyramids………………… 69 EGP / $3.80 USD
From Cairo Islamic District (Khan el-Khalili) to Giza Pyramids…………………. 81 EGP / $4.46 USD

Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE

Uber From Cairo International Airport

After a long day of traveling, you can opt to order an Uber from Cairo Airport instead of haggling with Taxi drivers for a fair price. Uber offers low rates from Cairo International Airport (see rate chart – here) and has two pick-up locations for the driver to meet you. This allows you to skip the crowds at the arrivals door and go straight to a designated area, where you can easily find your Uber car without the chaos.

Designated Pick-Up Locations

  1. Le Meridian Airport Hotel
  2. Parking Lot Section X

For foreign travelers who are not familiar with the parking lot sections, Le Meridian Airport Hotel is the easiest (and quietest) Uber pick-up point. To get to this pick-up point you do not have to leave the airport as there is a connecting bridge that connects the airport to the hotel. It is on the second level, so if you happened to accidentally walk out of the airport sliding doors, simply re-enter the airport, go up the escalators on the right, and follow the signs to the Le Meridian Airport Hotel. Once there, you take the elevator to the ground floor and meet your Uber driver at the front of the hotel.

Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE

2017 Cairo Uber Rates and Fares

Cairo UberX

The Low-Cost Uber (seats 4)

FaresIn EGPIn USD
Base Fare5 EGP$0.28 USD
Per Minute0.25 EGP$0.01 USD
Per Km1.50 EGP$0.8 USD
Cancellation Fee10 EGP$0.55 USD
Service Fees0 EGP$0 USD
Minimum Fare10 EGP$0.55 USD

See the rates for any ride with Uber’s fare estimator

Cairo UberSelect

Class above UberX (seats 4)

FaresIn EGPIn USD
Base Fare6 EGP$0.33 USD
Per Minute0.40 EGP$0.02 USD
Per Km1.70 EGP$0.9 USD
Cancellation Fee10 EGP$0.55 USD
Service Fees0 EGP$0 USD
Minimum Fare15 EGP$0.83 USD

2017 Cairo Airport Uber Fares

Cairo Airport to

Downtown Area

UberX…………………………… 100 EGP / $5.50 USD

UberSelect………………………. 130 EGP / $7.15 USD

Cairo Airport to

Giza Pyramids

UberX…………………………… 117 EGP / $6.44 USD

UberSelect………………………. 141 EGP / $7.76 USD

Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE

Uber Outside of Cairo

While Uber in Egypt currently only provide services in the two major cities of Cairo and Alexandria, you can still use Uber to get to other destinations and cities throughout Egypt. There is an additional step when ordering an Uber to a more distant, but it’s still quite easy to do and stress free.

How it works?

  • Open the Uber App anywhere in Cairo
  • Request an uberX
  • Call your driver to confirm they can accommodate the longer trip
  • Sit back, relax, and let your driver take you across the country
  • You will be charged once you end your trip within your desired destination
  • Note: You will not be able to order an Uber for your return trip as Uber currently only services trips leaving Cairo
Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE

Uber Outside of Cairo

Rates from Cairo to Other Cities

Destination     Flat Rate         In USD
Alexandria       600 EGP       $33 USD
Luxor    1,450 EGP       $80 USD
Aswan    1,870 EGP      $103 USD
Sharm El Sheikh    1,500 EGP       $83 USD
Hurghada/Gouna    1,200 EGP       $66 USD
Marsa Alam    1,800 EGP       $99 USD
Marsa Matrouh       650 EGP       $36 USD
Ain Sokhna/Suez       350 EGP       $19 USD
Ras Sedr       500 EGP       $28 USD
North Coast       650 EGP       $36 USD
Dahab/Taba    1,500 EGP       $83 USD
Fayoum       350 EGP       $19 USD
Lower Delta       350 EGP       $19 USD
Ismailia       400 EGP       $22 USD
Upper Delta       400 EGP       $22 USD
Port Said       500 EGP       $28 USD

**All fares quoted are for one-way trips from Cairo to another city. You will not be able to request a pick-up for an Uber in any other city than Cairo (for now).

See Egypt Uber for more information – https://www.uber.com/cities/cairo/

Back to Ultimate Guide Transportation Around Egypt – HERE
2018-03-11T17:17:14+00:00 Categories: Cairo, Egypt, Trip Reports|Tags: , |

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