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Old BusUnfortunately buses are the only means of public transport in Cyprus as there are no trains or metro. Bus routes and frequency are continuously being improved therefor for accurate timetables it is best to contact the bus company that operates the routes you are interested in.

Urban buses link different areas within the respective towns and operate frequently during the day. In many tourist areas, during the summer period, their service is extended till late in the evening. A different company operates in each town. The companies that provide the urban bus service also operate routes to all the villages in the same district, with up to 10 roundtrips a day on weekdays, and at least two on Sundays. For exact timetables contact the respective company. Intercity Buses -  transport between the towns of Lefkosia, Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos and Ammochostos is provided by a single and separate company. Buses run daily and quite frequently. For exact timetables contact the Intercity Buses Co Ltd,

A recently introduced shuttle bus service between the main cities and Larnaka International Airport is the most inexpensive and environment-friendly way to get to the airport. Take advantage of it! As this service is continually gaining popularity and itineraries are regularly being reviewed, it is best to consult the bus companies directly for exact times. 1. KAPNOS AIRPORT SHUTTLE, Tel: 77 77 14 77 Lefkosia - Larnaka International Airport and back 2. LIMASSOL AIRPORT EXPRESS, Tel: 77 77 70 75 Lemesos - Larnaka International Airport and back

Taxi Service: Trans urban Service (shared) Taxis : This service offers the opportunity to share a taxi with 4-8 other passengers. It provides transportation between all major towns (Lefkosia, Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos) every half hour, Monday- Friday 06:00-18:00, Saturdays and Sundays 07:00-17:00. Seats can be booked by phone and passengers can be collected from and dropped off at any place they wish, within the municipal boundaries. No service offered on public holidays.

Service taxis do not operate between: a) the airports and the towns b) towns and villages For more information contact Travel & Express: Tel: 77 77 74 74

Rural Taxis: The larger villages have their own rural taxis, which can only be hired in their respective villages. As a rule, rural taxis may not collect passengers from the airports or seaports, unless they have express, written instructions to meet and collect specific customers upon arrival. Taximeters are not installed in rural taxis. Urban Taxis: Urban taxis are available 24 hours a day in all towns. They can be booked by phone or hired on the street. Taximeters are installed in all urban taxis and charging starts as soon as you get into the car. Various urban and rural taxi companies operate in all towns and can be contacted at the numbers listed in the directory on the following pages. Complaints about taxis or drivers can be reported to the police at Tel: 22 80 20 20.

Car Hire and motorcycle rental firms have offices in all towns, as well as at Larnaka International Airport. Their rates vary according to the rental period, season of the year and extras. They usually offer Unlimited mileage and their cars can be delivered and collected at the airports by prior arrangement. Rental Cars and bikes are usually delivered to the customer with a full tank of fuel paid for by the customer. When the car is returned, the customer receives a refund for any remaining fuel, unless stated otherwise in the contract. Drivers under 25 years of age holding a driving license for less than 3 years must inform the car rental company so special insurance cover can be provided. Foreign visitors are strongly advised to read the rental agreement carefully and demand fulfillment of all their rights.


Urban Buses

Within urban areas, buses run on fixed routes roughly every half hour, with services ending in the evenings at about 18:00 Monday to Friday and earlier on Saturdays. Some routes have no service on Sundays. Hours are extended until midnight during the tourist season.


Timetables are available from tourist offices or directly from the bus companies.



The municipality of Nicosia runs Yellow Buses which offer free transportation within the city walls. The Nicosia Bus Company also offers service throughout the area.


Nicosia Bus Company Ltd

Bus terminus at: Solomos Square/Plateia Solomou

Generally run every 20 to 30 minutes, except on weekends

Tel: 22 665 814 or 22 778 841

Website (with schedule)


The Alepa Limites Pafos City Bus has an intercity service for Paphos, Limassol, Nicosia; an urban service in Paphos and airport routes to both Larnaca and Nicosia International airports.


The comprehensive website in English details the routes and has timetables: Click here

Eastern Cyprus: Famagusta-Paralimni-Ayia Napa

Bus company OSEA provides regular service to area of Famagusta, Paralimni, Ayia Napa with incresed service in wonter. Fcailities for people with disabilities and dicsounts for regular commuters/


For timetables and further information: Click here


There are three stations for busses in Limassol, though most urban busses use the station at Andreas Themistocleous Street in the city centre. Intercity service is offered from the KEMEK bus station  at Enoseos and Eirinis Street, and the Kallenos bus station at the intersection of Hadjipavlou Street and Araouzou Street.


Limassol Urban Bus Station

At: A. Themistocleou Street

Tel: 25 370592 or 25 354050

Bus stations

Larnaka Urban Bus Station

At: Gonia Karaoli & Dimitriou 36A

Tel: 24 650477 or 24 657466

Paphos Urban Bus Station

At: Karavella Bus Station

Tel: 26 934 410 or 26 934 252

Paralimni Urban Bus Station

At: Agiou Georgiou 12

Tel: 23 821318

Ayia Napa Urban Bus Station

At: Leofcros Makariou III 32A

Tel: 23 821318

Polis Urban Bus Station


Tel: 26 321114

Rural Buses

Rural buses connect towns and villages and make frequent stops. The service is infrequent with schedules limited to one or two routes per day.



Numerous taxi companies provide transportation services in Cyprus. Service is categorised as:


Service/intercity taxis

Urban taxis

Rural taxis

For comprehensive details on taxi services: Click here (PDF pages 2 and 3)

Island-wide shared service taxis

Intercity taxi service is offered in shared 4- to 8-seater minibuses. This service provides a connection service between all major towns at a fixed rate. The taxis do not operate between smaller towns and villages.


These taxis can either be boarded from the service taxi office in town or another pick-up location. Reservations are necessary. Passengers may be dropped off anywhere in the destination municipal zone. Payment is made to the driver.


The service runs every half hour Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 07:00 to 17:00. No service is available on public holidays.

Service Taxi Routes

Regular service taxis run between  the following towns and airports:


Nicosia - Limassol

Larnaca - Nicosia

Nicosia - Larnaca airport

Larnaca - Limassol

Limassol - Larnaca airport

Limassol - Paphos

Limassol - Paphos airport

These service taxis do not operate between smaller towns and villages. Call for a schedule and detail of routes.


Cyprus Interurban Taxi Co. Ltd (Pagkypria Eteria Yperastikon Taxi Ltd)

Tel: 77 777 474 (from any Cyprus telephone)

Tel: +357 22 730 888 (from outside Cyprus)

Service Taxi Office Locations


At: Leoforos Salaminos, Municipal Parking Place (Kolokasi)

Tel: 22 730 888 or 77 777 474


At: Thessalonikis 21A, Othelos Building

Tel: 77 777 474

At: the corner of Gonia Kavazoglou Street & Misiaouli Street

Tel: 25 877 666


At: the corner of Gonia Papakyriakou Street & Marsellou Street

Tel: 24 661 010 or 77 777 474

At: the corner of Kitiou Street & Kilkis Street

Tel: 24 662 110 or 77 777 474


At: Kinyras 34

Tel: 26 923 800 or 77 777 474

At: Evagora Pallikaridi 9

Tel: 77 777 474

Urban taxis

Urban taxis provide 24-hour-a-day service in all cities.


Taxis can be hired from the street although it is advisable to telephone to book the taxi to ensure availability. Fares are metered after an initial base charge and the metered rate is based on a fixed rate chart. Taxi fares are regulated by law.


Tariff I: daytime tariff, valid from 06:01 to 20:30

Tariff II: night tariff, valid from 20:31 to 06:00 (the per-kilometre charge is higher than Tariff I)

A supplement is payable on certain public holidays

Driver waiting time costs extra

Luggage weighing more than 12 Kg costs extra (though it is a nominal charge)

Pets in carrying containers are allowed, though a nominal fee per pet is charged

In Nicosia, a taxi rank is available at Eleftheria Square (City Centre), with taxis available at all times.


Rural Taxis

Rural taxis serve villages and small towns. The pick up and drop-off points can only be from the taxi base station unless taking a taxi from the taxi rank at the airport or seaport.


There are two tariff scales with fees paid on a per-kilometre rate. There are further fees payable for extras:


Tariff I: daytime tariff, valid from 06:01 to 20:30

Tariff II: night tariff, valid from 20:31 to 06:00 (the per-kilometre charge is higher than Tariff I)

Driver waiting time costs extra

Luggage weighing more than 12Kg costs extra (though it is a nominal charge)

Note: Rural taxis do not have taxi meters.



The reintroduction of a car ferry service between Cyprus and Greece is under discussion and should be up and running by the end of the summer.









Route - Solomos Sq., Makarios Ave., Latsia, Nisou, Mosfiloti, Kofinou, Choirokitia, st. Raphael Hotel - Seafront, Limassol Old Port


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Route - Limassol Old Port, Sea Front Road up to Saint Raphael Hotel, Choirokitia, Kofinou, Mosfiloti, Nisou, Latsia, Makarios Ave., Solomos Sqaure.


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For more Information call : 22-665814 / 22-778841





Give us a call at the following telephone numbers and we will be happy to assist you in any way possible.

77 77 81 21

25 34 32 01

25 34 32 02

25 34 32 03



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Tel: 25716690 Fax: 25714633


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Some of the information was found in the internet from various sources including the  angloinfo portal