Cairo car hire

Cairo car hire

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Cairo, Egypt
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo car hire information

Pick-up locationCairo
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Luxury SUV, People carrier, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations30
Airport locations13
Popular agenciesSixt, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Cairo

Economy£26/day
Compact£29/day
Intermediate£32/day
Standard£57/day
People carrier£96/day
Full-size SUV£123/day
Premium£93/day
Luxury£114/day
Premium SUV£158/day
Compact SUV£62/day
Intermediate SUV£68/day
Standard SUV£91/day
Luxury SUV£145/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Cairo car hire reviews and directory

From £18/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Cheapest deal
Best rated
6 Good (11 reviews)
3 locations in Cairo
Avis
Locations in Cairo
  • 5.6
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  • 5.8
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  • 5.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent12 Jun 2021
Driving in Egypt is NOT easy for western tourists, but having a rental car was critical to having the best Egypt experience. Avis offered a great deal on unlimited miles and pick up was easy. Drop off was so clear, but after 10 days in Egypt, your expectations of order and process will be recalibrated. Considering that, drop off wasn’t bad. There were no clear instruction where to return, so a best guess had us parking pretty much anywhere then calling the Avis rep to meet you out front. Be sure to write down your Avis rep’s phone and contact info. We had a Vodaphone local SIM card to make and receive local calls. Available at the airport and all over Egypt for cheap.Would have been nice to have a more streamlined drop off process. I ended up walking across the airport trying to figure it out. Compared to US car rental return, no quite as smooth. Compared to ANYTHING in Egypt, returning the car was one of the easier things to accomplish. Prepare to be flexible and creative.
10.0 Excellent13 May 2019
The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have arranged pick up near my house. We had helpful conversation through WhatsApp.Everything was perfect!
2.0 Mediocre1 Dec 2018
I am not happy at allNothingThe car was not in a good condition The front rain blades was damage and when it rained I couldn’t see anything i had to buy a new blades The car stopped in the middle of nowhere bcoz the engin was hot and i had to wait 2 hours till the engin get cold to add water i think they dont do the regular service because there was no water in the reduator I will not do it again
2.0 Mediocre12 Jan 2018
They offered me other car than the one i reserved at extra cost
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan 2017
My reservation not confirmed and I I shocked when got an email stated they supplier can't make the car available
4.8 Okay1 Oct 2016
Good pick upBad car Old and not worth it fo 40 use per day
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From £25/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
Most popular
5.4 Okay (4 reviews)
7 locations in Cairo
Sixt
Locations in Cairo
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 5.4
  • 4.9
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible27 Sep 2021
There’s no clarity they don’t answer their phone their address is not correct they wasted my time
5.9 Okay27 Aug 2021
They did not honer my first reservation. I made sure when they called me before I travel that I will be at 11:00 pm and gave them my flight number. When I came out of the arrival gate no one was at their booth. I called there number 3 times but no one answered. I had to leave by taxi at a high rate. I called from my hotel, explained the situation so they promised to keep my reservation to pick up the car at 1pm next day. When I went to the airport, I found they cancelled the reservation. Had to make another reservation at a high prices. It is really a bad situation. They were not a professional car rental. I will not go there again!!!
3.9 Mediocre8 Aug 2021
I had to pay $100.88 insurance that not mentioned at the website, I got withheld $325.00 from my bank account they said deposit and grantee if something happened to the car will get back to my bank account from 14 to 21 days! This too late!?
From £29/dayRated no. 3
Budget
3 Mediocre (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cairo
Budget
Locations in Cairo
  • 6
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  • 3
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay9 May 2021
The car was clean and in good working condition.I had to wait about an hour for the person to come with the car. Despite booking the car for 6:00 AM, and calling the day before to confirm I could pick it up at that time, I learned when I arrived that the person with they keys to the car wouldn't come until normal working hours started (8:00 AM). Additionally, the mileage costs were not very good. The extra mileage charges for one day of use were about five times the cost of the rental itself.
2.0 Mediocre8 Aug 2017
Old car lots of mileageVery bad car old 2013 with lots of mileage and bad shape
From £30/dayRated no. 4
Europcar
2 Mediocre (1 review)
5 locations in Cairo
Europcar
Locations in Cairo
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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From £22/day
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Cairo
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cairo
Recent reviews
Hertz
2 locations in Cairo
Hertz
Locations in Cairo
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Cairo
Sunnycars
Locations in Cairo
Recent reviews
Alamo
1 location in Cairo
Alamo
Locations in Cairo
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
1 location in Cairo
AutoEurope
Locations in Cairo
Recent reviews
Enterprise
1 location in Cairo
Enterprise
Locations in Cairo
Recent reviews
National
1 location in Cairo
National
Locations in Cairo
Recent reviews
18 travellers who hired a car in Cairo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

Car hire locations in or near Cairo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£33/day

Good deal

£24/day

When to book a car hire in Cairo

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Cairo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Cairo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cairo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cairo car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Cairo

  • Car hire in Cairo is ideal for those looking to make the most of their time in this big city. Whether you want to explore the sights of the city itself, such as the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and the Hanging Church, or want to drive out to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, driving will enable you to move around at your own pace and will help you avoid a hectic public transport experience.
  • You will find car hire desks in all 3 terminals of Cairo International Airport (CAI), all easily accessible inside the terminal building itself. While Terminal 2 only has a limousine service offered by Sixt, you will find a large number of car hire companies for your Cairo car hire in Terminals 1 and 3. These include a number of local companies, as well as some international ones such as Europcar, Budget and Enterprise.
  • When driving your car hire in Cairo, it is important to take into consideration the following handy tips. Local drivers rarely use indicators, so try not to get too close to the car in front of you as they might suddenly turn without a warning. Traffic signals are not very common in Cairo, which makes turning left a bit tricky on some of the more major roads. Make sure you also keep an eye out for pedestrians, as jaywalking is very common.
  • Cairo is notorious for having heavy traffic any time of the day, but you should especially try to avoid driving during rush hour, which falls between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning and between 16:00 and 18:00 in the evening. Some of the city’s most congested roads at those times are the Ring Road, as well as the Moneeb, May 15 and 6th of October bridges. The roads also generally get busy after the Maghrib prayer which happens at sunset, and the Isha prayer which happens sometime between 19:00 and 20:00, depending on the time of the year.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Cairo for £24 or less
  • Book your car hire in Cairo at least 6 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Cairo are around 55% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Cairo are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Cairo

  • Some car hire companies in Cairo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Budget and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Cairo costs £33 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hertz (£19/day), keddy by Europcar (£21/day) and Sixt (£42/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 14 Sheraton Buildings, Area 9,- Heliopolis Infront Of Mobil Gas St (9 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Cairo is £1.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £19 and £25, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cairo.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Cairo airport include Sixt, Avis, keddy by Europcar, Budget and Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cairo airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Avis, keddy by Europcar, Budget and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Cairo costs £29 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Cairo costs £28 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Cairo costs £26 per day, on average.

  • In Cairo, cars are most frequently hired at Budget Terminal 1& 3 (11 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Cairo costs £229 per week (£33 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Cairo costs £983 per month (£33 per day).

  • Given the city’s busy roads, the recommended choice for a car hire in Cairo is a smaller vehicle such as a compact car. This increases your chances of finding a car park wherever you go and will enable you to save on fuel costs. If you are visiting in summer, make sure the car you choose is equipped with air conditioning, as it will make driving in hot and humid weather a lot more pleasant.

  • The speed limit in the city’s built-up areas is 60km/h (37mph), on the motorways it goes up to 90km/h (56mph), while in the dessert you can drive as fast as 100km/h (62mph).

  • The average price for unleaded fuel, which is called Benzene in Cairo, is 8.40 EGP (about 0.40 GBP) per litre. Diesel costs around 6.70 EGP (about 0.30 GBP) per litre, however please note that it is not available at all service stations. It is common for the petrol station attendant to refuel your car in Cairo, when you pull up you either give a fixed amount of money that you want to pay, or you simply ask them to fill up the tank.

  • Street parking is available all around Cairo and usually comes without a fee. However, it can be a challenge to find a free spot, especially in the busy areas, and you will find that many cars double park even on busy roads. It is common for locals to offer to help you find a parking space in exchange for a small fee. Alternatively, paid car parks are available all around the city, and the fee is usually paid to the parking attendant. If the car park is busy, you could be asked to leave the keys with the attendant, as they might need to move the car around depending on the available space.