Transport in Cairo
comprises an extensive road network, rail system, subway system and maritime services for the more than 15.2 million inhabitants of the city. Cairo
is the hub of almost the entire Egyptian transport network.
An extensive road network connects Cairo with other Egyptian cities and villages. There is a new Ring Road
that surrounds the outskirts of the city, with exits that reach to almost every Cairo district. There are flyovers
, and bridges
such as the Sixth of October bridge
that allows straight, fast and efficient means of transport from one side of the city to the other. Cairo traffic is known to be overwhelming and overcrowded.
There is a public bus system that offers several lines of service in different classes and prices. There is the standard bus service, the air-conditioned service, known as CTA short for Cairo Transport Authority
(for a higher price) and Mini-buses (smaller buses and more extensive network).
Other transport services includes the traditional Cairo Taxi
, both are privately run by individuals. The Micro-buses are the cheapest form of transport in Cairo, yet not very reliable. The traditional Cairo Taxi is also run by individuals and usually operate on older models of cars that are being replaced by the effective Cairo Cab for a more modern look in the city.<!-- Missing image removed: -->Egyptians use cabs, cars, The Nile Ferry as a method of... Read More