The Metro in Cairo is not that big but is definitely one of the mostr CLEANEST and efficient I have ever travvled in! I wasn’t expect such a service in the metro, I should admit it, but once here i was really deep well impressed!
The metro connect the center of Cairo only but there are some plans to make it bigger, let’s see.
Metro is extremely cheap, even not a 10 Euro CENTS!
As usual is pretty crowed, but, I was the only one Tourist in the metro, and all the people were asking me thousand and thousand of question, so that could be consider also an interactive activity!!!
What did shock me was that once you take the stairs, the first immage that you will see before to pass the entrance is an huge picture of Cleopathra...com’on!! In Milan there is no pic, only brand merchandising!!!
Cairo has the first and only one Metro in the whole Africa. It is brand new, well kept and efficient. Two lines are under operation, a third one under construction. A funny detail: the first two coaches are for women only!
Attention: The names of some staions are different on many maps and in reality. For example "Nasser" is nsmed now "Mohamed Nagib" and "Dzezira" "Opera"
As often as you can, use the metro: it's fast, it's cheap, and you don't get to breathe the infamous Cairo smog. if you take a taxi, you will: we never came across a taxi driver who drove with his window closed.
The metro can normally take you almost anywhere, except the citadel. To go there, you'll need a taxi - and unless you know the standard prices or speak arabic, it's better to bargain the ride, unless you're willing to spend a small fortune (by Egyptian standards, of course).
From the airport it's better to take a taxi: ask your hotel to send you one to pick you up: it's often cheaper than flagging yourself one.
Cairo is only one city in whole Africa where you see metro. And here in this place you realize that this is really a cheap country to get around. This is a mode of transportation where tourist are treated equally with the locals. The trip one point to any other point cost Elbs ,75 and works like the metro in Paris.
It was only in the 90s that egypt have started to operate one of its major projects in the field of transportation. This is the underground metro. In Egypt we call it (Metro el anfakk) the tunnels metro.
Eventhough it is only operating inside cairo but there are plans for expansion. The metro recieves 100s of thousands maybe millions of passengers daily. You have to know that Cairo's population in the morning hits the 20-22 million person. From here came the urge of having extra transportation services to reduce the traffic jams over the ground.
There are cars for women only, in case you are here with the obsession of being touched and irritated by Egyptian men (many have the stereotypes).
The ticket is very cheap and doesnt exceed the 1 egyptian pound (1 sixth of a dollar).
It is perfect for rush hours which stays till 6-7 pm in cairo and starts at 8 am. If u r heading for a far destination inside cairo then it should b ur choice.
The underground doesnt reach the Pyramids but hald way through.
The metro was a joint venture between the government of Egypt and france.
Have fun and remember me when there.
We prefered to walk in Cairo, but to Old Cairo we took the metro.
The stations are clean. The tickets are extremely cheap. The first carriage is for ''women only"'.
There were only two lines, a third is under construction. So there not many places to reach with the metro yet.
there are alot of convenience transportaions in cairo like air condition buses,luxury trains,
swimming hotels,taxi,tourist cars,river buses,
carries and subway it's the fastest way in transportation and it's almost arrive to all the twon.
It's Cairo Metro Map..
the metro pass Cairo in the ground, but it's under ground in downtown area..
and in Cairo opera house station "underground" the opera house made a nice gallary inside it :)
u should c it, it's wonderful
In the cairo there are a big daily and nocturnal net of transporting. Thr Heliopolis Metro, joins it with Medinet Nasr and the Matareya, The Helwan Metro begins in Bab el Hadid and finish in Helwan it pass for 14 station.
The underground Metro between Ramses and the Marg, the Marine bus it work with regular lines and with good prices.