Car rental Cyprus

Car rental Cyprus

General information and regulations

To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for three years (this information is subject to change, sometimes the minimum age is 21 years with 2 or 3 years of experience). There is a maximum age as well: 75 years.

Traffic travels on the left and speed limits are as follows: max 62mph/100kph on highways, 50mph/80kph on open roads and 30mph/50kph in cities.

Using a cell phone while driving can result in severe fines, checks are frequent so beware. Furthermore, drivers should pay attention to the sandy roads and the many rocks on the road.

Driving on Cyprus with a rental car

Cyprus has an extensive network of roads, covering 11,000 km (7,000 of which are paved). From Larnaca airport you can reach most of the larger cities easily. Larnaca is located conveniently and the capital city of Nicosia can be found 37 km up North. This ancient city, together with cities like Jerusalem, is one of the last remaining 'divided capitals' of the world.

Another charming city is Limasol, an important harbor town on the South of Cyprus. The city is situated at 60 km from Larnaca and is therefore very easy to reach.

The most impressive attractions on the island require longer drives, for instance the Roman Ruins of Paphos, at 112 km. The Troodos Mountains are very accessible and here you will find the famous Kykkos-Monastery. In addition, the Olympus Mountain (1952 meters) can be found here. Near the Troodos Mountain region, the scenery is blessed with lush vegetation and beautiful views. The mountains can be reached within one hour (by car).

Renting a car on Cyprus

At Larnaca Airport, several car rental companies can be found, such as: Argus, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Astra, Petsas, Thames, Sixt and Thrifty.

It is possible to arrange car rental through EasyTerra as well. This way, rates of local rental companies are compared for your convenience.