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Car hire in Paphos is easy and highly recommended.

The main reason to go for car rental in Paphos is to reach the places poorly serviced by public transport, especially the quieter beaches outside of the centre, the surrounding villages and the beautiful Troodos Mountains.

Rent a car in Paphos in 2023 and you'll have all the island's treasures within easy reach, without having to wait for buses, which sometimes offer a less-than-regular service to the less-visited attractions.

Language: Greek | Currency: Euros (€) | Avg. Flight time: 4 hrs 40 mins

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

Although the minimum age for driving a car in Paphos is 18, car hire companies generally require you to be at least 21 years of age – and to have held a driving licence for three years. If you’re under 25, expect to pay a ‘young driver surcharge’.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Paphos?

Car hire companies in Paphos will want to see a valid international or European Union driving licence, as well as a passport. Under 25s are usually required to have held their licence for three years. You may also need a credit card in the driver’s name for the deposit, but check this with your provider.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Paphos?

Not necessarily, but it may be worth considering for peace of mind during your trip – you can find some great online deals for third-party standalone insurance. If you are planning to drive to remote areas where roads are less developed or to cross the border to Northern Cyprus, you may also need extra insurance.

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

In Paphos, many major rental companies require a credit card for the deposit and will not accept debit cards even if you’ve booked in advance. Remember to check this before you leave for your trip.

Which rental companies are available at Paphos International Airport?

Several car hire companies are available in the arrivals hall at Paphos International Airport, including Astra Car Rental, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Petsas Rent a Car and Sixt. There is only one terminal building, so you will find all the service desks in arrivals after you’ve left baggage reclaim.

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

The cheapest deals for renting a car in Paphos can usually be found online, in advance and with a pickup at the airport. However, there are many car hire companies to choose from off site too, many of which offer decent prices.

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

It depends. Many major car hire companies will not allow you to cross the border to Northern Cyprus, so you won’t be able to drop off your car in a city there. Some local companies do cover this, but they may charge a hefty fee for insurance. Shop around and check the terms and conditions before you book.

Can you rent a car the same day in Paphos?

Yes. Many rental companies will allow you to hire a car on the day at Paphos International Airport. However, you may find better deals and more vehicle choices if you book online.

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

If you have held a driving licence for at least three years, then yes, you can hire a car at age 21 in Paphos. Under 25s are often subject to some restrictions and additional fees. Be sure to tell the provider your age before you book and check its policy. 

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