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Where are the Pyramids of Giza located?

The Pyramids are located near Cairo, around 15 km away from the city center. The pyramids are all on the left bank of the Nile River, towards the West. The Pyramids of Giza are an enduring testament to the engineering excellence of ancient Egyptians and are celebrated across the world as one of the seven wonders of the world.

Pyramids of Giza entrances

There are 2 entrances to the Pyramids of Giza- one near the Great Pyramid of Khufu and another one closer to the Great Sphinx

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Getting to the Pyramids of Giza entrances

Great Pyramid Entrance
The Sphinx Entrance

How to access the Pyramids of Giza entrances?

How to reach the Pyramids of Giza via metro?

By Metro

The cheapest way to reach the Pyramids of Giza is to get a metro from Line 1 in Cairo. The station is about 8 kilometers away from the pyramids. You can avail of a 14-minute bus ride to reach these ancient wonders. 

How to reach the Pyramids of Giza via taxi?

By Taxi

You can also get a taxi from the Cairo city center to reach the pyramids. It takes around 30 minutes. Note that booking a taxi would be slightly more expensive than getting a bus.

How to reach the Pyramids of Giza via tour buses?

By Tour Bus

The most convenient way to reach the pyramids is to book a guided tour that also includes tour bus services. They will pick you up from your hotel. A professional guide will also accompany you to acquaint you with the significance of the pyramids.

How to reach the Pyramids of Giza on foot?

By Foot

Walking to the pyramids from the Cairo city center would be the most challenging yet the most rewarding of all transport options. It is the best way to soak in the desert views to the fullest. 




How to enter the Pyramids of Giza?

Pyramids of Giza Grounds: Skip-the-Line Tickets
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Half-Day Guided Tour of the Giza Pyramids & Sphinx with Transfers
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx & Saqqara with Transfers & Lunch
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Combo: Pyramids & Sphinx Half-Day Guided Tour + Nile River Boat Tour
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5 hr.
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Grand Egyptian Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets
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Guided Tour of the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids & the Bazaar
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8 hr.
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Quad Biking Tour of the Pyramids with Optional Camel Ride
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Frequently asked questions about the Pyramids of Giza entrances

How many entrances do the Pyramids of Giza have?

There are 2 entrances to the Pyramids of Giza- one near the Great Pyramid, quite close to the Marriot Mena House, and one down the hill, near the Great Sphinx. While you can use any entrance to get to the Panoramic Point, note that it is a one-way uphill walk from the Sphinx. It is a relatively easier downhill walk from the Great Pyramid entrance to the viewpoint.

What is the main entrance to the Pyramids of Giza?

The entrance near the Great Pyramid of Khufu is the best way to enter the Giza Necropolis. It is conveniently located off Al Haram Road, near the Marriot Mena House. It is also comparatively easier to walk to the Panoramic Point from this entrance. The Great Pyramid entrance is suitable for everyone, from tour buses, taxis, to solo travelers.

What is the best entrance to the Pyramids of Giza for visitors with tickets?

Once you have secured Pyramids of Giza tour tickets, you can enter the Giza Necropolis complex through any entrance. We recommend you use the entrance near the Great Pyramid of Khufu because it is a relatively easier, downhill walk to the Panoramic Point, and you will also get easier access to the inside of the Khufu Pyramid.

Where is the Great Pyramid entrance located?

The Great Pyramid entrance to the Pyramids of Giza is situated off the Al Haram Road, near the Marriot Mena House hotel. We recommend you use this entrance to enter the Giza Necropolis because it is an easier walk from this spot to the Panoramic Point.

Which entrance at the Pyramids of Giza usually has the shortest wait time?

During peak tourist season from November to February, you have to wait at least 40 to 50 minutes in line at the Great Pyramid entrance to enter the Pyramids of Giza. While the Sphinx entrance has a comparatively shorter wait time than the Great Pyramid entrance, you have to walk around 3km uphill to reach the Panoramic Point.

Is there a dedicated entrance to the Pyramids of Giza for visitors with disabilities?

There is no specific entrance for visitors on wheelchairs or strollers at the Pyramids of Giza. However, you can get excellent views of the pyramids from the Panoramic Point. Choose to enter through the Great Pyramid entrance which is closer to the viewpoint. You can hop on a camel to reach the Panoramic Point. The interior excavations and inner chambers are not accessible to visitors with limited mobility.

Which entrance should I use if I am traveling to the Pyramids of Giza as a group?

There is no dedicated entrance at the Pyramids of Giza for visitors traveling as a group. If you do not mind the uphill walk from the Sphinx entrance to the Panoramic Point, you can use the entrance near the Great Sphinx as it has a comparatively shorter wait time than the Great Pyramid entrance.

What is the average wait time at the Great Pyramid entrance?

The winter months, between November to February attract the most number of visitors at the Pyramids of Giza. The weather is cooler and more comfortable for outdoor exploration. If you plan a visit during these months, you have to wait at least 40 to 50 minutes at the Great Pyramid entrance, if not more, and 30 to 40 minutes at the Great Sphinx entrance. We recommend you choose the Great Pyramid entrance as it is a relatively easier, downhill walk to the Panoramic Point from this entrance.