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Looking for cheap airfare to Egypt? 25% of our users found tickets to Egypt for the following prices or less: From Montreal C$ 741 one-way - C$ 1,542 round-trip, from Toronto C$ 1,226 one-way - C$ 1,559 round-trip, from Halifax C$ 1,085 one-way - C$ 2,280 round-trip
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly from Canada is February.
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Passengers travelling to Egypt with children should know that in this country, there are no specific car seat laws regarding children except for the fact that children under seven years of age cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle. Because of that, it is important to check with any rental car company you plan on using to make sure they can rent you car seats, or you should plan on bringing your own.
For those travellers that would like to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, you will find that this pyramid has a location just to the southwest of the city of Cairo. This makes the Cairo International Airport (CAI) the ideal airport for this destination.
If you are making a plan to travel to Egypt for Leylet en Nuktah which celebrates the rising water level of the Nile river in late June, any major population centre along the Nile river makes a good destination. For travellers looking to avoid the congestion of a big city like Cairo, another alternative might be the Assiut International Airport (ATZ) further south along the river.
While most resorts and high-end businesses accept credit cards, travellers should note that Egypt is still a predominantly cash-driven country, so it's advisable to travel with some cash. ATMs and exchange offices are widely available in cities and airports across Egypt.
If you are travelling to Egypt during Ramadan, it’s important to note that airfares might rise, especially in the week leading up to Eid al-Fitr. While most tourist sites remain open, there can be some changes to opening hours during this time.
To visit Elephantine Island, the ancient border city between Egypt and the lands of Nubia, you can fly into Aswan International Airport (ASW) which is located 16 km southwest of Aswan. From Aswan, you can get to Elephantine Island by ferry.
If you want to visit one of the beaches along the Mediterranean Sea, consider flying into Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE) near Alexandria. Due to its central location on the Mediterranean coast, you can reach many beaches near Alexandria and Marsa Matruh by bus or car.
Should you opt to obtain a visa upon arrival at an airport in Egypt, be aware that you can pay for it only in US dollars, British Pounds or Euros.
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One alternative you can consider is to fly to the Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in neighbouring Israel. From Canada and you will find one-stop flights from a huge selection of cities throughout the country, plus there are nonstop flights available from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) aboard Air Canada.
It should come as no surprise that EgyptAir offers nonstop flights to Egypt from Canada, with one of those occurring from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and arriving at Cairo International Airport (CAI). Between these two airport pairs, there is also a one-stop flight aboard Air Canada that has a layover at Zurich Airport (ZRH).
Hurghada International Airport (HRG) and Sharm EL Sheikh International Airport (SSH) are two of Egypt's busiest airports and are both popular gateways to many resort and dive spots on the Red Sea. If you are looking for one-stop flights to Egypt, you might find cheaper options to both of these airports with carriers such as Air Canada, EgyptAir and several other European airlines. The airport that you choose will mostly depend on your final destination within Egypt.
Canadian citizens do need a visa in order to visit Egypt. While it is possible to get a visa upon arrival, it is strongly recommended that travellers apply for a tourist visa prior to their departure. You can obtain a visa at an Egyptian embassy or online on the Egyptian government's web portal. A single-entry visa costs approximately 431 EGP (34 CAD) and is valid for a stay of up to 30 days. Be aware that you must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your expected departure from Egypt.
While there are only a few direct flights to Egypt, many airlines offer one-stop flights from main Canadian hubs such as Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Montreal-Pierre Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to Cairo International Airport (CAI). Cairo's airport is one of the biggest airports in Africa and is a hub for national carriers such as EgyptAir, so the airport is well connected to domestic airports across the country. Thus, it is the perfect starting point for your journey across Egypt.
The Valley of the Kings is located on the Nile River near Luxor, and is easily accessible by flying into Luxor International Airport (LXR), which is approximately 6 km east of the city. EgyptAir offers daily flights from Cairo to Luxor. You may also be able to find seasonal chartered flights from several European cities.
An average direct flight from Canada to Egypt takes 26h 23m, covering a distance of 9698 km. The most popular route is Montreal - Cairo with an average flight time of 10h 05m.
The cheapest ticket to Egypt from Canada found in the last 72 hours was C$ 571 one-way, and C$ 1,019 round-trip. The most popular route is Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl to Cairo and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,045.
Egypt Air flies the most frequently from Canada to Egypt.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Cairo (92% of total searches to Egypt). The next most popular destinations are Hurghada (4%) and Sharm el-Sheikh (1%). Searches for flights to Luxor (1%), to Alexandria (1%) and to Marsa Alam (0.5%) are also popular.
Egypt Air has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights to Egypt. Confirm policy on booking site.
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