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Larnaca is in car rental price band: 1/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)
General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Larnaca?
Yes. Extremely cheap car hire, if booking economy vehicle outside peak holiday period.
Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Larnaca between the peak and the off peak season?
7/10 (0 = stable prices)
Driving score: 3/10
Non car score:1/10
(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)
General comment -
Why? Visiting Larnaca using a hire car
Why do you need a car in Larnaca ?
Why not? Visiting Larnaca without a car
Why don't you need a car in Larnaca ?
Ratings: How does Larnaca compare?
Is it worth hiring a car in Larnaca? TBC
This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Larnaca, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.
How does this compare if:
You are travelling:
Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc
Does car rental make sense on different budgets?
Do you need to hire a car in Larnaca? TBC
This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Larnaca (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".
Should you rent a car in Larnaca? TBC
This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good.
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Hiring | Driving | Parking
Trains | Buses | Local travel
Car hire basics:
Public transportation basics:
Regular bus services: YES
Coach (inter-city): YES
High Speed Rail:
Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):
As you start ....
Does Larnaca airport have a direct rail link?
(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No
Has our advice for Larnaca car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?
2017 - 7
2019 - 8
2021 - 7
Average score - 7
R - local buses + most things close
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.
Do you or don't you need a car in Larnaca ?