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Cyprus has an abundance of remote attractions and limited public transport, so exploring by road is a bit of a necessity. There are plenty of cheap rental deals in 2023, especially if you visit during the low season. The easiest way to pick up a car is on your way through Larnaca Airport or Paphos Airport.

Language: Greek | Currency: Euro (€) | Avg. Flight time: 4 hrs 30 mins

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What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Cyprus?

You need to be at least 21 years of age to hire a car in Cyprus. Rental companies generally add a ‘young driver fee' if you’re under 25 and many require you to have held a full driving licence for a year.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Cyprus?

You need a valid driving licence, your passport and a debit or credit card to hire a car in Cyprus. Some providers may also ask to see an additional proof of address, such as a utility bill. If you hold a UK licence, you do not need an International Driving Permit for visits up to 30 days. 

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Cyprus?

No, you do not need excess insurance to hire a car in Cyprus, but having a policy could save you money. Without it, you’re liable for paying a much higher excess if you damage the vehicle. You can buy excess insurance from many hire companies but third-party providers are usually cheaper.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Cyprus?

It’s possible to rent a car with debit card in Cyprus, but it is not always easy. Many of the major providers require a credit card, so it’s best to check before you book. Whatever card you use, you need enough funds to cover the cost of your rental and security deposit.

Which rental companies are available at Larnaca International Airport?

Many major car hire companies, and a handful of smaller provider, operate out of Larnaca International Airport. They include Astra, Auto Rentals Cyprus, Avis, Budget, Cyprus Car Hire, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Prime Cyprus, and Sixt.

Which rental companies are available at Paphos International Airport?

There are also well-known providers and local specialists at Paphos International Airport, including Astra, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Inter Rent, Petsas Rent-a-Car and Sixt.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Cyprus?

In most cases, yes. You can find great deals on airport car rental, but as most airport locations charge additional fees, it’s usually cheaper to pick up your vehicle off site.

Can you rent a car in one Cyprus city and drop it off in another?

Absolutely. Many providers allow you to pick up and drop off in different locations but they will generally add a surcharge for this service.

Can you rent a car on the same day in Cyprus?

Yes, same-day rental is easy in Cyprus. Just search and book online or visit a rental location with the required documents. Make sure to check that your chosen provider has availability before you arrive.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Cyprus?

Yes, you can hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Cyprus. However, ‘young drivers’ under 25 will usually incur an additional fee.

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