Residence Hotel

11 Road 18, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
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Taxi costs

by urmy

Just wondering if anyone had a rough idea how much a taxi would cost. I am travelling from the airport to the main train station. The journey will be at about 4am and if any taxi's should be avoided.
Thanks
David

Re: Taxi costs

by theknight

This trip should cost something between 50 and 80 LEs. I would strongly recommend that agree the price in advance and haggle hard. If you don't like what they say just walk away and they will come running after you. Why not take the bus instead .. This will save you all this hasstle as well as some cash too .. all the best !

Re: Taxi costs

by MADMA2010

30 L.E MAXIMUM !! if he wanted more than that just tell him to stop the taxi and pretend your leaving !! then he will tell OKAY OKAY taaal taaaal 30 okay !!

Re: Taxi costs

by theknight

Well .. first of all you shouldn't really step into the taxi before firmly agreeing a price . Doing that can get you into real trouble with the driver. Secondly, I believe that 30 LEs is very unrealistic and it is unlikely to find anyone to accept that figure. All the best

Re: Taxi costs

by MADMA2010

taxi drivers especially here in cairo are really afraid of tourists they can't touch you or they will be dead in jail !! 30 MAXIMUM with a tip of 2 pounds would do him really good and may kiss your hands too

Re: Taxi costs

by theknight

I think you're probably talking about taxi trips in general. Airports & train stations are very different. In fact when I travel by rail. I tend to leave the station and take a taxi on the main road just outside the station. These few steps would save me half the price. Drivers also have to pay money to be able to pick passangers at the airport & also it will take them a long time to get to the top of the queue again to pick another passenger. Unfortunately much of this money is paid in bribes & they then need to get this money back from you & me. I know they will not be able to touch you if you're a tourist .. but who was talking about beating you up ???

Re: Taxi costs

by fcbavariano

The new white Taki is metered and no haggling
start with 2.5 pounds
and additional 1.25 pounds for each 1 kilometer
and .25 pounds for each 1 minute stop
actually it is very cheep comparing with other countries I visited

Re: Taxi costs

by theknight

fcbavariano , I fully agree with you but you are unlikely to see these Taxis at the airport in Cairo !

Travel Tips for Cairo

Always enough space for others

by yahiaabdelgawad

Alaways you will find space for you inside the egyptains , pepoles are firendly , always taking care of you , always you will find some one to help you.

Esay to go around , easy to find oen to talk with , even to chat , easy to be inside the events , always you find someone say welcome. I need you to share me my love to Egypt to my country , i hav been so many places aborad , I can see that here you will find some thing you will miss .

Whne visiting the most...

by travisr

Whne visiting the most exciting thing was going inside the great pyramid of Giza. GOing inside was a great experience and very intersting with all the tunnels and paths you can take and of course seeing the actual tomb. Then right across for mthe seeing the sphinx himself. The fondest memories are of course the pyramids of giza and the sphinx. Also seeing the world famous museum of Cairo.

Closed (and) Crowded...

by kenmerk

The touts in Cairo, especially down around the Midan Tahrir train station and out side the museum are definately a determined lot.

I was walking back to my hotel from the train station (which is in the direction of the museum) when the first guy came up to me:

"Oh no sir, today is Friday, so the museum is closed... I would be glad to personally take you papyrus shopping, though..."

"no no no no thanks..."

Twenty meters up another one approached me and said:

"Oh no sir, today is Friday, so the museum is very crowded.... No good for you, sir.... I will personally guide you to the pyramids instead..."

Well which is gonna be today guys: Too crowded or closed, can't be both, can it ??

These guys should get together in the morning to get their stories straight... or maybe alternate days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: CLOSED, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: CROWDED. (BTW: When I walked by the museum it was open, and not so terribly crowded... )

Actually the touts in Cairo aren't so bad... (They are much more mannered then those in Giza or Luxor...)

The Solar Barque Museum
Next...

by Kostyantyn

The Solar Barque Museum
Next to the Pyramid of Cheops is the Solar Barque Museum. The boats inside the Museum are said to take Cheops to the after-world. One of the boats (in a glass room) is said to be the oldest in the world.

If you visit Cairo in Ramadan

by marimar_72

The holy month of Ramadan is when all Muslims around the world fast from food and drink from dawn until the sun set.
In Cairo it is so special because the rich people tend to set tables with very nutritious food for the poor who can not afford to have any breakfast at sunset.
You will see tables set just before the sunset prayers all over the city side walks.Which is called(Mawa`ed el Rahman)in the Egyptian accent.or in another word,(the merceful Lord table).
They even have volinteers to serve the poor people while they break their fasting,it`s something I did not see before,not in any other Islamic country.

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