Larnaca

Do you need a car in Larnaca?

Should you rent a car in Larnaca Cyprus > Larnaca

In general, Cyprus is the sort of holiday destination where most visitors probably will hire a car, and this is hardly surprising given that there is an extensive road network on the island, including a modern motorway stretching westward along the southern coast from the capital Nicosia.

Larnaca Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings

Why should you rent a car in Larnaca?

In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Larnaca?

Larnaca Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

30%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€50

 #20/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

 

 €150

88/300

 

Free parking score

Total 582 - of which 472 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

81%

#12/300

 
  • A hire car is ideal for exploring the interior of the island of Cyprus.
  • Public transport is generally poor.
  • There is no form of rail service on Cyprus, and buses on the island are adequate but far from ideal.

Why not? Visiting Larnaca without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Larnaca public transport quick facts

Train score

 

30%

Water travel score

10%

Overall public transport score

50%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

100%

  • If you’re planning on mainly staying downtown in either Larnaca itself or in Nicosia, then you will probably get around without too much trouble using buses.
  • A regular express coach service is available to Paphos, and also into Nicosia.
  • You can tour the island on an organised coach tour.
  • Within the main resorts, most thigns are close to each other.
  • Some visitors might also want to venture into Turkish occupied Northern Cyprus. This is much better done on foot rather than in a hire car (check legal status before doing this).

Ratings

Car rental in - Larnaca Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Larnaca?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Larnaca?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Larnaca?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Larnaca if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Larnaca if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Larnaca if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

9

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Compared to Paphos, which is much further west, other resort areas around Larnaca are generally close to each other, but it would be a shame to visit Cyprus and not venture inland. The interior of Cyprus has numerous different scenic areas, including the Troodos Mountains National Park, and even if this is the sort of excursion that can be done by tour bus, it’s much better to have the flexibility of a rental car.

Therefore our Larnaca car hire advice is that it’s generally very useful to get one, and although our verdict here is a “yes”, it is nothing like as strong as it in Paphos.

Ratings

Car rental in - Larnaca Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Larnaca?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Larnaca?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Larnaca?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Larnaca if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Larnaca if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Larnaca if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

9

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Larnaca?

Have you driven in Larnaca? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Larnaca?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

Paphos

Should you rent a car in Paphos?

Should you rent a car in Paphos Cyprus > Paphos

This is only a very brief list of suggestions for car hire in Paphos, please also see our much longer car hire advice guide for Larnaca, which also covers exploring the whole of Cyprus, as Larnaca is closer to other major urban centres.

Paphos Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings

Generally, as we’ve also said for Larnaca, getting a hire car in Cyprus makes sense, because there is no fixed rail-based public transport, local buses aren’t that great, and a car is useful both for heading deep within the island and also just for getting about in between the different resorts.

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In the case of offering Paphos car hire advice as opposed to Larnaca, where we also recommend hiring a car, we would simply say that any advice that suggested a hire car is useful in Larnaca is simply reinforced in Paphos, which is much further away from the more built-up areas around the capital Nicosia, and which is also closer to the various different coastal and inland scenic areas which make up the northern side of (the Republic of) Cyprus.

Why not? Visiting Paphos without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Paphos public transport quick facts

Train score

 

60%

Water travel score

00%

Overall public transport score

90%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

90%

As we also said with Larnaca, you can still get around using local buses, and if you’re really just planning on spending most of the time on and around the beach, then it’s easy enough to take an organised trip or two by bus.

Ratings

Car rental in - Paphos Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Paphos?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Paphos?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in Paphos?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Paphos if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Paphos if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Paphos if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

9

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

However, generally speaking, car hire in Larnaca makes a lot of sense.

Would you hire a car in Paphos?

Have you driven in Paphos? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Paphos?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below: