Larnaca

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Larnaca?

Do you need a car in Larnaca > Should you rent a car in Larnaca Cyprus > Larnaca ( LCA )

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.

Do you need a car in Larnaca? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Larnaca?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? 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

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

40%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€50

 #20/300

 

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

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €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

 

00%

Water travel score

20%

Overall public transport score

30%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Larnaca. 

30%

  • 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 and walking/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 questions, if you are here for the first time AND 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?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Larnaca if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

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

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Larnaca on the Carornocar scale?

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 and walking/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 questions, if you are here for the first time AND 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?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Larnaca if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

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

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Larnaca on the Carornocar scale?

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:
 

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