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In south Cyprus, whether you arrive in Larnaca or Paphos, the best ways to get to your hotel are by bus, by taxi or by private shuttle.
From Larnaca International Airport (LCA), public buses run to the city centre from Monday to Saturday, but stop early in the evening. From Paphos International Airport (PFO), public bus services run through both the upper and lower towns of Paphos to the main waterside terminal – from May to October, these buses run pretty much every hour until midnight.
Taxis are another option for airport transfers in Cyprus. Taxis are metered, with the journey to town from Larnaca airport typically costing about €15-€20. From Paphos airport, a taxi ride to town will usually cost around €25.
If the towns of Larnaca and Paphos are not your final destination, private shuttle services are also a convenient option for airport transfers in Cyprus. Most shuttles run to popular destinations such as Limassol, Ayia Napa and Protaras.
In the north, you’ll find taxis aplenty at Ercan Airport (ECN). Shuttle buses to Kyrenia, North Nicosia (Lefkoşa) and Famagusta are also available.
Buses are the cheapest way to get around in Cyprus. There are five different companies in the country that cover districts in Larnaca, Nicosia, Paphos and Famagusta.
Buses in the south are generally modern and punctual, and services are regular during the peak tourist season. Bus services in low season, in rural regions and in the north tend to be less reliable, though.
Private taxis are another option for getting around in Cyprus. Travelling within towns is usually cheap. In the north and more rural areas, however, taxis often don’t have meters, so it’s important to negotiate a fare before setting off.
There are also shared taxis, which are operated by private companies and usually carry between four and eight passengers at once. The quality of shared taxis varies from place to place in Cyprus.
Most towns in south Cyprus have bike rental companies, and there are also a few in the north. But it’s best to limit long-distance bike trips to the winter, spring and autumn, as the hot summer temperatures can make biking a serious sweat-fest.