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Getting around Cairo

Taxis and ride-hailing apps

Taxis are everywhere in Cairo and offer a convenient way to get around the city, from traditional black and white cabs to ride-hailing services like Uber (IoS, Android), Careem (IoS, Android), and Didi (IoS, Android). While negotiating fares is common practice, opting for app-based services ensures transparent pricing.

Getting around Cairo


Cairo’s metro system operates three lines that connect key districts as well as iconic landmarks, such as the Egyptian Museum and the Cairo Citadel. The nearest metro station to the InterContinental Citystars Cairo is “Koleyet El-Banat”, which is 4 kilometres away.
Amount of stations Price
Up to 9 stations
0.13 USD
Up to 16 stations
0.17 USD
Up to 23 stations
0.25 USD
Up to 39 stations
0.30 USD

1 USD = 47 EGP, as of 20 March 2024, Check latest currency exchange rates here

Metro stations of interest:

  • El AhramKnown for its unique architectural style, known as the Heliopolis style, the station is a short walk to El Korba square and Basilique Notre Dame d’Heliopolis. 
  • Baab El Shaariya: Stroll down El- Muizz Street, one of Cairo’s oldest and most historically rich thoroughfares. Among the notable sites is the Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex, a religious and funerary complex built in the 1500s and El-Fishawy Cafe, Cairo’s oldest cafe.
  • El Attaba: This bustling spot is minutes away from Khan El-Khalili Market, where you can purchase a variety of goods from silverware, perfumes, and antiques to handmade accessories, carpets, and spices.
  • Orabi: Explore Emad El-deen street, one of Cairo’s oldest streets for Egypt’s “Golden Age” entertainment, including The Diana Cinema, one of Cairo’s oldest operating cinemas.
  • Mohammed Nageeb: Walk through Cairo’s version of Wall Street, El Borsa St., and visit Abdeen Palace.
  • El Sadat: Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities as well as El- Tahrir Square, one of Cairo’s most iconic squares and a focal point for many protests and revolutions.
  • Opera: Marvel at the beautiful murals cover the walls of the station before taking in some culture at the Cairo Opera House or El-Hanager Theatre. From there, you can walk or take a horse-drawn carriage (hantour)to Cairo Tower.
  • Saad Zaghloul: Stop off here to explore the Saad Zaghloul Mausoleum or Beit El-Um- ma, dedicated to the former prime minister and revolutionary.
  • Mar Girgis: A gateway to one of Cairo’s most well-known religious spots: Mogamaa El-Adyan Complex. This complex is an important example of Egypt’s rich interfaith history, blending Islamic, Coptic, and Jewish architecture. From here, you can head to El Fokhar Village to pick up some local pottery.

The nearest metro station to the InterContinental Citystars Cairo is “Koleyet El-Banat”, which is 4 kilometres away.

Getting around Cairo


To explore beyond Cairo, Egypt’s train network connects the capital city to key tourism destinations including Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan. Cairo’s main train station, Ramsis, is located 12 kilometres from the InterContinental CityStars Cairo. For more information about train schedules please visit the Egyptian National Railways website.