Getting There & Away

The most efficient traffic-beating way to reach the Pyramids is to go via metro to Giza (LE2), then by taxi (about LE20), microbus (LE5) or bus (LE2.50).

Microbuses cluster at the bottom of the west-side stairs from the metro (drivers are yelling ‘Haram’). The driver will drop you at the roundabout, right outside the main entrance gate to the Pyramids. You just need to walk up the hill to the ticket office.

Buses stop on the north side of Pyramids Rd, just west of the metro underpass. Hop on any headed for Midan Al Remaya and get off at Sharia Al Mansouria, or look out for buses 355 or 357, which terminate in front of Mena House, about 250m from the site entrance.

Returning to Cairo, if you want to take a microbus or bus back to Giza metro, it's easiest to exit back through the main gate and flag one down at the roundabout just outside the gate. Taxis will try to convince you to go for a flat fare, rather than on the meter. Walking out further helps. You could also take a tuk-tuk from near the Sphinx gate out to Pyramids Rd for about LE3.