Cyprus is the third largest island in the eastern Mediterranean. It is located approximately 60km south of Turkey and 300km north of Egypt. Door-to-door travel times are shorter than many other European destinations.
Travelling by air to Cyprus
Scheduled and charter flights are offered by over 50 airlines to and from Paphos (PFO) and Larnaca (LCA) international airports. Both of Cyprus' airports recently completed expansion works to assist the increase in demand for flights to Cyprus.
Travelling by sea to Cyprus
There are two deep-water ports at Limassol and Larnaca for international shipping services. Cruises are available to the Greek Islands, Mainland Greece, Italy, Egypt, Israel and Lebanon.
Travelling within Cyprus
Cyprus enjoys an excellent established infrastructure with a good motorway and road network that is constantly being upgraded. Modes of transport include a public bus service between towns and within towns, taxis, rental cars, and privately owned vehicles. There are no railways, underground trains, trams or river ferries in Cyprus. You can take a taxi, or rent a hire car from both airports.
Larnaca airport - Paphos town by taxi
Day time: approx. Euro 100.00, travel time - 90 minutes
Night time: approx. Euro 110.00, travel time - 75 minutes
Pafos airport - Paphos town by taxi
Day time: approx. Euro 30.00, travel time - 15 minutes
Night time: approx. Euro 35.00, travel time - 15 minutes
"Service taxis" are unique to Cyprus. They comprise minibuses run by a private company that charge very reasonable prices for transport between towns in Cyprus, as well as to and from both airports.
To hire a vehicle in Cyprus, you need to show a form of ID with a photo, for example your passport or driving licence. A list of firms can be found in the Cyprus Tourism Organisations guide to tourist services. Driving is on the left and the speed limit on motorways is 100km/h, main roads 80km/h and in built up areas 50km/h.
There is a bus service to/from the airports to other towns, however this is not always as regular as one might like for flight arrivals and departures.
Cyprus is not a huge island, and wherever you live, leisure and entertainment facilities as well as amenities are conveniently nearby, or at most, within an easy couple of hours driving.
Distances Table (km)