To fully enjoy your stay in North Cyprus by exploring the mountains and beaches, the villages and restaurants, we recommend that you have a hire car for at least some part of your stay.
Hire cars are relatively inexpensive, between £20 – £60 a day (depending on type) which includes air conditioning and all insurance, and like the UK they drive on the left.
The minimum age to hire a car is 25. A UK or International Driving License is required.
We can arrange a hire car for you, small, medium, large or jeep, just let us know. Despite a large number of hire car companies operating in North Cyprus, it can be difficult to find a car in the season so we would always recommend booking in advance. No deposit is needed, you simply pay them when you collect the car. We just reserve the car for you.
You can hire a car from companies at Larnaca in the south, and take it into the north, however the insurance for the south is not valid in the north so you will need to get insurance for the north at the border. This will only be third party insurance which is very risky. If you have an accident which is your fault or damage the car in any way you could be liable for the full value of the car. Also if the car breaks down you will have to sort out the problem yourself as the hire car company in the south will be unable to help, so we do not recommend you hiring a car in the south.
TAXI TRANSFER & CAR HIRE
You can enjoy peace of mind by letting us arrange both Taxi and Hire Car for you.
We can arrange for your party to be met at Larnaca by a taxi driver displaying your name on a board. The journey to the north will take about ninety minutes and cost between £55 – £65 each way depending on the number of people in your party. You will normally remain in the taxi at the border while the driver takes your passports to the border office for the Visa and Passport formalities.
The taxi will then take you to one of their depots where you transfer to your hire car and drive yourselves to the villa. We will have already supplied you with directions to your villa and the taxi driver will point you in the right direction.
Again, no deposit is required, payment is made to the car hire company when you arrive. £Sterling is easiest but most credit cards are accepted.
This always works well because we mostly use the same company for both Taxi and Hire
FROM LARNACA AIRPORT TO YOUR VILLA
If you don’t need to book a hire car we can still arrange for your party to be met at Larnaca Airport and taken by taxi to your Villa in the North. As you walk out of the airport arrivals you will be met by the driver displaying your name on a board. They will already be briefed on where you are staying and of course you will have directions anyway.
The driver will help you with the brief passport formalities at the border. The whole journey will take about ninety minutes and cost between £55 – £65 each way depending on the number of people in your party.
Alternatively if you prefer to be independent you can probably pick up a taxi at the airport to take you all the way. You can certainly take a taxi to the Ledras Palace border crossing, walk through the passport control and pick up another taxi on the other side to take you to your villa. You will have directions from us to show the driver should you wish to do this, however this can be very expensive.
ERCAN Airport / Car Hires Transfers
Transfers to/from Ercan are free of charge, providing that the car is booked from date of arrival (minimum hire 1 week). Should you be arriving at ERCAN and not wish to rent a vehicle, we can arrange the transfer to/from your destination. The charge is £35 each way for up to 5 people and £40 each way for up to 8 people.
Ercan is about twenty miles from Kyrenia (Girne) and about forty five minutes by taxi, so the time to your villa will depend on which villa you are staying in. You can easily pick a taxi up at the airport and they will accept payment in £sterling. You will have an address and directions from us to show to the taxi driver.
If you prefer it, we can arrange a taxi for you. You will be met by someone holding a board with your name on it and they will already be briefed on where you are staying. The price is about £35 each way.