Larnaca, Cyprus » City Info » Travel Tips

The gateway of Cyprus - Larnaca is well connected with many major cities in Europe. As Larnaca is a popular tourist spot, plenty of experienced tourist companies efficiently arrange tours for travellers in large groups.

Get In

Larnaca holds Larnaca International Airport (LCA), which is the larger of the country's two commercial airports. This main international gateway of Cyprus is located 6 km to the west of the city center. Taxis are available at the airport. It takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre by taxi. One can also find scheduled city buses at the airport. There are shared taxis (dolmus) available which connect Larnaca to Nicosia and Limassol.
Larnaca, Cyprus is served by many of airline companies.
Here are some of them:
Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Condor Airlines, Czech Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Eurocypria Airlines, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hamburg International, Lufthansa, Thomas Cook Airlines.
Cyprus Airways offers service to the following destinations:
Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Beirut, Birmingham, Brussels, Bucharest-Otopeni, Cairo, Damascus, Dubai, Frankfurt, Heraklion, Jeddah, Kiev-Boryspil, London-Heathrow, London-Stansted, Manama, Manchester, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Paphos, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rhodes, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, Sofia, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Vienna and Zurich

Get Around

City buses offer service from the port to the city centre and sea front. Tourist buses carry around 100 people. The public buses run from Makariou Avenue and sea front to different beaches and tourist locations. Some companies organize transfers and trips for all over Cyprus and also provide service for departures / arrivals from the airport/hotel and other excursions.
Shared Taxi:
Shared taxi services run from 6 or 7 in the morning. Those taxis can be reserved over the phone and one can arrange to be picked up and dropped off anywhere within city limits. There is a one off charge for the journey which is inexpensive. Drivers can ask for extra fare on Sundays and holidays
Taxis are commonly seen and can be flagged down from pretty much all the main streets. They are a pretty efficient way of transport although they can be quite expensive depending on the distance. Taxi fare is charged by meter and there are night surcharges after midnight.
In Cyprus, car hire is the most flexible way to get around and enjoy the beauty of the island. Though it is the most expensive mean of transport it does allow tourists to explore the island in their own time. Following British Commonwealth practice, Cypriots drive on the left side of the road. Car rental companies offer car hire with competitive prices.
Larnaca is not a big city. It is like a thin ribbon so you can walk around most parts of the city. The sea front is a really pleasant place for a stroll in the evening.