Car Hire at Larnaca Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
When you hire a car at Larnaca Airport you can discover hidden beaches, visit ancient ruins, explore peaceful mountain towns, and basically tick off every suggestion on our list of top ten things to see in Cyprus.
Where to hire a car at Larnaca Airport
There are four car hire companies to choose from at Larnaca Airport: Europcar, Budget, Sixt, and Astra & Petsas Rent a Car. The desks are near the left-hand-side exit.
Petrol stations near Larnaca Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
If you’re coming from Larnaca the nearest place to fuel up is the Petrolina service station. If you’re coming from the north on the A3 motorway the best place to fill your tank is the Petrolina Petrol Station in Kalo Chorio: you will need to come off the motorway, so give yourself some extra time for the journey. From Kalo Chorio it’s easy to get back onto the motorway and continue towards the airport.
Driving around Larnaca Airport
The airport connects directly onto the A3 motorway, which links the airport to Ayia Napa. From here you can easily get onto the A5 towards Limassol and the A2 towards Nicosia. The road is fairly quiet and uncomplicated. The airport also links up to the smaller B4 road, which will bring you straight into Larnaca.
Getting to your destination
The party capital of Cyprus is famous for its clubbing scene, hedonistic atmosphere, and golden Mediterranean beaches.
It takes less than 40 minutes to reach Ayia Napa by car. There are very few parking restrictions, with free parking throughout most of the town centre. Note it can get very busy during the summer months, and finding an on-street parking space can be tricky. Don’t be tempted to jump in your car after a night at one of the famous nightclubs: drink driving laws on Cyprus are very strict.
Cosmopolitan and vibrant, Limassol has plenty in the way of beaches and nightlife as well as plenty of colourful festivals throughout the year.
It takes about 42 minutes to drive to Limassol from Larnaca Airport. There are lots of car parks and on-street parking bays in the town, most of which are pay and display. Large car parks can be found near the Municipal Market, by the sea-front, and in the city centre. Lots of hotels in Limassol have guest car parking too.
Old meets new in Larnaca. Traditional tavernas sit side by side with buzzing nightclubs, the winding streets of the old town lead to a modern promenade, and trendy high street shops compete with independent boutiques.
It takes about ten minutes to reach Larnaca from the airport, making it a great town to base yourself in if you just can’t wait to kick off your holiday. Most of the hotels in Larnaca have their own car parks, although it’s always best to check before making a booking. It can be tricky to find parking spaces by the beach and in the old town, especially during high season, but there are plenty of places to leave your car if you go off the beaten path.