Options to move in Cyprus

Most people who visit Cyprus land at Hermes Larnaca International Airport, where more than five million travelers pass through each year. But there is so much to see in Cyprus that those who want to fully appreciate what this beautiful island has to offer need to know their options for getting from one place to another. Taxi and chauffeur services are ideal for many travelers.

Since joining the European Union, Cyprus has seen a huge increase in tourism and has had to expand Larnaca airport more than once to accommodate the increased number of visitors. However, although Cyprus’s road infrastructure is good and improving all the time, Cyprus has some catching up to do in terms of public transport, although progress is being made. Therefore, it is better to get around the island by car.

Some visitors to Cyprus rent cars and drive themselves, but others don’t want to bother or are wary of driving on the left side of the road. Fortunately, taxi services in and around Larnaca are readily available, and many trips are made at flat rates, making it easy for visitors to factor costs into their travel budget. Getting taxi transfers from the airport to a hotel is simple, with taxis stationed outside the main airport entrance throughout the day. And many people call ahead for taxis, some of which send drivers to the arrivals terminal to meet and assist travelers.

Taxi and chauffeur services are also available within Larnaca and between Larnaca and other cities in Cyprus, including the northern areas. The best taxi services are well versed in baggage handling and delivery and regularly take visitors on excursions around the island. Another thing that reassures many tourists is that the best taxi services have fully licensed drivers who are also fluent in English, making communication easier.

Within the main cities of Cyprus, taxis can be hailed directly from the street, although it is recommended to call for reservations in advance to ensure that a taxi is available at the time required. Taxi fares in Cyprus are regulated by law, with daytime fares in effect from 06:01 to 20:30 (8:30 pm) and night fares, which are higher, in effect from 08:31 to 06:00. Some holidays result in an additional fee, so check ahead. Drivers handle up to 12kg of luggage at no extra charge. A typical taxi fare from Larnaca airport to the city center costs around €15.

Some taxi services in Cyprus can be booked online and by phone, and although most taxi drivers prefer to be paid in cash, many also accept major credit cards. Taxi and chauffeur services within or between cities in Cyprus are part of the daily operations of many Cyprus taxis, as are airport transfers. So, unless you plan on renting a car to drive yourself, you’ll make the most of your visit to Cyprus by using the best taxi services in the country to get around.

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