Unless you live in Cyprus, the chances are that you will be arriving by plane to one of the two international airports: Paphos or Larnaca. We prefer Paphos, as this is nearer to the villa, but if you are hiring a car (rather than taking a taxi transfer), flying to Larnaca is no problem.
Paphos (PFO) 19 miles (30 km) – 20 minutes. Larnaca (LCA) 68 miles (110 km) – 70 minutes. Both routes are easy motorway drives.
Pissouri Bay, (sometimes also referred to as Pissouri Jetty), is 25 minutes east of Paphos, or west of Limassol, along the A6 motorway. About 2.5 miles (4 km) from the larger hilltop settlement of Pissouri Village. We send maps and directions to the villa from both airports before your stay.
A taxi from Paphos airport is normally €40 – €45, day or night. CTO advice on taxis. A quick Google will find various pre-booking options, but we recommend our guests contact Loucas Theodosiou or John Pangeras from Pissouri – each offering a regular Mercedes, or a 7-seater.
Pissouri Bay has enough facilities to enable you to holiday comfortably without a car. (See to help you decide.) Should you wish to explore further afield, UK visitors will find motoring in Cyprus easy, as driving is on the left and the traffic is much lighter than at home.
Car hire is available from many companies at both airports, and also in Pissouri itself, so you could hire a car for a few days of sightseeing, rather than your whole stay. We have heard good feedback about Oasis Rent-A-Car based in Cyprus. Pissouri company Tarantos Car Rentals has been recommended by past guests.
To pick up a car at the airport, we recommend using a comparison website such as Rhino Car Hire or Rental Cars who specify fuel policies so you can avoid the full-empty tactic. Rhino will offer our guests a discount – please contact us for details. To save the worry of unforseen car hire extras, you can take out excess waiver insurance before you travel – see MoneyMaxim comparison tool. Family-friendly airlines such as easyJet carry car and booster seats free of charge. Past issues with Avis – click for info.
A brilliant resource is the excellent Kayak Flights Map for finding which airlines fly from local airports: Flights from > PFO or LCA > month > non-stop only > Routes. When you have the routes, click on your chosen departure airport to get a pop-up showing the airlines and flight days.
The arrivals and departures boards at Cyprus Airports can also be used for finding airlines flying to Cyprus, together with routes, flight schedules and times.
UK Flights By Airline
As you can see, there are many regional routes between the UK and Cyprus. The busiest days are Sundays and Wednesdays, but daily flights are available. We do not have a set changeover day to allow for flexible arrivals and departures, 10-day stays, etc.
Tips: The cheapest flights to Cyprus are generally obtained by booking early – some airlines will alert you when they release their schedules if you pre-register, or follow them on social media. Follow our social media for up-to-date airline and travel information, news and offers. You can also register for flight alerts on LowCostRoutes. Flexibility is the key – consider, for example, booking outbound and return flights with different airlines. Research options through an online travel agent and then compare direct booking with the airline. Suggestions: Momondo, Skyscanner, Cheap Flights, Travel Supermarket and Thomas Cook. If you can manage it, travelling with hand luggage is the way to go!
Aegean (Heathrow – LCA daily)
Blue Air (Birmingham – LCA TuThSu | Glasgow – LCA out Su, in MoTh | 2017: Liverpool – LCA TuSa | Luton – LCA MoWeFrSa)
British Airways (Heathrow – LCA daily | Gatwick – LCA Su | Gatwick – PFO MoWeFrSaSu)
Cobalt Aero (Birmingham – LCA WeSa | Manchester – LCA SuTh | Stansted – LCA daily | Dublin – LCA WeSa) with plans for flights from Newcastle, Cardiff and Glasgow
easyJet (Gatwick – PFO daily | Manchester – PFO daily | Liverpool – LCA Sa | Luton – PFO MoWeThSaSu | Bristol – PFO MoWeSa | Edinburgh – PFO WeSa)
Jet2 (2017: Birmingham – PFO SuWe | East Midlands – PFO SuWe | Edinburgh – PFO We | Glasgow – PFO WeSa | Leeds Bradford – LCA Su | Leeds Bradford – PFO SaWe | Manchester – PFO SuWeSa | Newcastle – PFO SaWe | 2017: Stansted – PFO WeSa inc 22kg baggage)
Monarch Airlines (Birmingham – LCA Su | Birmingham – PFO TuWeSa | Gatwick – LCA Sa | Gatwick – PFO SuWe | Leeds Bradford – LCA Sa | Luton – LCA Sa)
Norwegian (Gatwick – LCA TuSa)
Ryanair (Stansted – PFO SuTuWeTh | Manchester – PFO SuWe)
Thomas Cook (Belfast – LCA Sa | Birmingham – LCA Su | Gatwick – LCA FrSu | Glasgow – LCA Su | Newcastle – LCA FrSa)
Thomson Flights (Birmingham – PFO SuWeTh | Doncaster Sheffield – PFO Sa | East Midlands – PFO Sa | Gatwick – PFO SuWeTh | Luton – PFO Sa | Manchester – PFO SuWeTh | Norwich – PFO Sa | Stansted – PFO Sa) Dreamliners on some Manchester and Gatwick flights
Non-UK Flights By Airline
Aegean, the largest Greek airline has filled the vacuum left by the loss of Cyprus Airways (who ceased flying in 2015 following an EU ruling). Larnaca flights from Athens | Beirut | Heathrow | Heraklion | Kiev | Milan | Munich | Mykonos | Paris | Rhodes | Rome | Santorini | Tel Aviv | Thessaloniki.
Blue Air Romanian airline. Larnaca flights from Athens | Bacau | Birmingham | Bucharest | Cluj Napoca | Iasi | Liverpool | Luton | Thessaloniki | Turin.
Cobalt Aero Cypriot airline. Larnaca and Paphos flights from Athens | Brussels | Chania | Dublin | Heraklion | Odessa | Paris | Thessaloniki | Zurich.
Cyprus Airways Newly revived Cypriot airline. Larnaca flights from Heraklion | Rhodes | Tel Aviv (from June 2017)
easyJet Larnaca flights from Basel.
Emirates Larnaca flights from Dubai.
FlyNiki Austrian airline. Larnaca and Paphos flights from Vienna.
Germanwings Larnaca Saturday flights from Cologne.
Germania Paphos flights from Berlin | Bremen | Dusseldorf | Erfurt | Hamburg.
Ryanair Paphos flights from Budapest | Chania | Frankfurt | Kaunas | Krakow | Manchester | Memmingen | Milan | Oslo | Patras | Pisa | Rome | Stansted | Stockholm | Thessaloniki | Treviso.
Vueling Spanish airline. Larnaca summer flights from Barcelona.
FlyUIA Ukrainian airline. Larnaca flights from many destinations via Kiev.
Wizz Air Romanian airline. Larnaca flights from Belgrade | Kiev | Vilnius.