London to Egypt

You can fly from London to Egypt in 5-6 hours. An early morning flight from London to Cairo would mean you could be tucking into a British breakfast in the morning and seeing the Pyramids later the same day. Even if you only have a few days to spare, you have time to see the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, and other major Cairo sites.

Old postcard of Cairo's Pyramids, from Postcard of the Pyramids

Cairo is the most popular destination for visitors wanting to go from London to Egypt, followed by Luxor and the Red Sea resort destinations of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada.

London to Egypt Direct Flights

You can also fly direct from London to:

  • Luxor to see the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Karnak Temple, and other Luxor attractions including the Luxor Temple, the Colossi of Memnon, and the fabulous Sound and Light Show. Luxor is also one of the most popular spots for taking a Nile cruise
  • Sharm el-Sheikh, for some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world, and visits to St Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, safaris into the Sinai Desert, or camel-trekking with the Bedouin in the Sinai Desert. See our London to Sharm Flights and Things to Do in Sharm pages.
  • Hurghada, for more good Red Sea diving and snorkelling, and a range of resort hotels.

There are several other airports in Egypt, including Aswan and Alexandria, but to get to these from London requires a change of plane, normally in Cairo. There is a good internal network of flights on EgyptAir, so it’s quite easy to base yourself in somewhere like Sharm el-Sheikh, say, and do day trips to both Cairo and Luxor, depending on the season. 

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