How to Travel from Paphos Airport, Cyprus

Travelling and exploring a new area of the world is a lovely experience. However, to soak up the sights, you need to figure out all the logistics. If you intend to visit the island country of Cyprus, the odds are from Europe, you will be going through Paphos Airport.

Generally, booking flights is reasonably straightforward. The difficulty comes when you must get from the airport to your destination. Keep reading to learn all the different ways to get from Paphos Airport to where you need to go.

Hire a Car

If you want full autonomy over your transportation throughout your stay in Cyprus, then you must consider renting a car. You can do so right at Paphos Airport, making this option just as convenient as any other.

Hiring a car from Paphos airport will allow you to go wherever and whenever you want and is the best way to explore all the best beaches of Paphos, as well as further afield to the more rural areas of Cyprus not serviced by public transport.

Without traffic, the journey from the airport to the city by car usually only takes about 20 minutes.

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While a taxi is a tad on the expensive side, they provide extra peace of mind, taking you right to your door. Taxis are also a great option if you have a lot of luggage that won’t be very easy to deal with on public transportation. This is our preferred option if you travel to Cyprus with kids.

While fares can differ, they generally average around 35 euros to get from the airport to the city centre. You can easily snag a taxi from the stand outside the airport terminal without booking ahead. If you’re looking for a quick and convenient way to get to the city centre, and you don’t need consistent transportation, then a taxi is the way to go.

Welcome Pickup 

If you have never been to Cyprus before, or you just want to ensure you will be able to communicate with the driver, you can request a Welcome Pickup.

Welcome Pickup drivers speak English. They also monitor your flight to ensure an on-time pickup and allow free cancellations. Cyprus drivers are the best in the business. They can even offer you advice and recommendations for things to do during your stay.

These pickups can be requested for the same price as taxis on the line, but they must be booked ahead. This program also comes with 24/7 quality support by email and phone.

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Public Bus

Buses are by far the least expensive way to get from point A to point B in the urban areas of Cyprus. A one-way trip generally costs 1.50 euros per person during the day. At night, the fare bumps up to 2.50 euros. However, children under the age of 12 can always ride for free.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you may have to wait a while to catch a bus because they run infrequently. There are two different lines to take. The 613 only leaves four times per day, and the 612 only goes once per hour.

The travel time on the bus takes about 30 minutes, but on average, you will find yourself waiting an hour to catch a bus. If you are not interested in waiting, then you may want to go with one of the above options.

The logistics of travelling can be stressful, but as long as you plan and know your options, you can get to where you need to be with ease. There is no correct form of transportation to take; you just need to find what will work for you and what best meets your needs – with kids, we always find hiring a car gives us the most flexibility.

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