Ground transportation – Cyprus

Despite being the country number 167 in size, the transport Inside the island is vital if you don’t want to miss anything. For this there are three options: buses, taxis Y car rental.

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In the case of buses, there are four types:

The interurban: they communicate to all the towns daily and with frequent routes.

The rural buses: they connect almost all the towns with the nearest cities, but they only leave once or twice a day (Sundays do not work).

Urban Buses: They move through various points of the cities and operate only during the day. In some tourist areas, during the summer period, the routes extend until the afternoon.

The services of taxis It also covers the entire island. There are three types:

Interurban service: Travel between major cities every half hour. From Monday to Friday the service starts at 6am and ends at 6pm. On Saturdays and Sundays the service ends an hour before. It offers the opportunity to share the taxi with up to seven people. The service has a meter and can be booked by phone or internet. These are the links of some companies:

Rural service: It operates at the village level. They can only be hired from or to your station. Taxis are not equipped with taximeters and prices are based on the following ratios:

  • Rate I: A trip 0.63 euros per kilometer.
  • Rate II: A trip between 20:30 and 6:00, 0.715 euros per kilometer.
  • Rate III: Return trip to the town, 0.49 euros per kilometer
  • Rate IV: Return trip between 20:30 and 6:00, 0.63 euros per kilometer.
  • For each luggage weighing more than 12 kg, an additional 0.63 euro.

  • Delay or wait time:

  • For rate I and III, 14.25 euros per hour.
    For rate II IV, 18.82 euros per hour.
  • Minimum price: 3.64 Euro.

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Urban Service: It serves 24 hours a day in all cities. Taxis can be booked or hired on the street. They are required to have taximeters and charging begins when the passenger enters the taxi. Payment indications:

  • From 6:00 to 20:30:
  • Initial charge: 3.42 euros.
  • Price per kilometer: 0.73 euros.
  • Delay or waiting time per hour: 13.66 euros.
  • For each luggage weighing more than 12kg: 1.20 euros.
  • Holiday surcharge: 1.96 euros.
  • From 20:30 to 6:00:
  • Initial charge: 4.36 euros.
  • Price per kilometer: 0.85 euros.
  • Delay or waiting time per hour: 15.71 euros.
  • For each luggage weighing more than 12kg: 1.20 euros.

If you prefer to drive, you can rent cars at the airport or in shopping centers. We recommend booking in advance during the summer season. The rates for cars are lower if requested for more than a week. Cars are only rented to 25-year-olds with a driving license of at least three years old. Some links:

Road networks are quite modern. Four-lane highways connect all coastal cities. The roads inside the country are also in good condition, but they are not paved. The speed limit is 100 km / hour on highways, and 50 km / hour in cities.

Driving in Ayia Napa, a city in southern Cyprus:

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