Cheapest car hire in Cyprus

Top tips when hiring a car in Cyprus

  • Drive on the left hand side of the road just like in the UK, the steering wheel is on the right side of the car
  • The roads are generally very quiet, the motorways often deserted, however speed limits are enforced
  • All rental cars have red number plates making them easily identifiable in Cyprus
  • Check prices to collect your rental car from Paphos or Larnaca as airport prices are not always the cheapest
  • Avis are the highest rated of the 20 car hire companies in Cyprus with a customer rating of 9/10

Cyprus car hire reviews

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    EUR  1.09/Ltr

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Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.6/10)



We wanted to go

We wanted to go and see Varosha (great blog on Rhino by the way) whilst in Cyprus so hired a car the day from Ayia Napa. We didn't know about the border control issue to get to Varosha so despite driving to the border, were unable to cross. Heard from friends who have been that it is a little scary anyway, so happy with the images from Rhino to be honest.



Paphos was real

Paphos was really good, the weather was amazing and the beaches were nice. Stayed at the Alexander the Great hotel which was nice, as right on the beachfront.

Nick & Emma


The beaches wer

The beaches weren't as nice as we thought they would be, however the nightlife is lively and we enjoyed that part of the holiday.


Compare car rental agents in Cyprus

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 13.89
€ 21.15
€ 33.41
€ 7.50
€ 9.41
€ 14.52
€ 32.55
€ 6.78
€ 9.23
€ 30.08
€ 38.56
€ 16.42
€ 20.19
 Global rent a car
€ 6.76
€ 9.22
€ 14.51
€ 9.35
€ 13.60
€ 17.17
€ 167.62
€ 8.13
€ 9.41
€ 23.73
€ 118.58
€ 6.76
€ 9.22
€ 14.51
€ 236.91
€ 6.77
€ 9.22
€ 29.15
€ 6.77
€ 9.23
€ 28.44
 Get your car
€ 6.78
€ 9.22
€ 17.16
€ 6.76
€ 9.33
€ 11.27
€ 14.50
 Green motion
€ 6.77
€ 13.59
€ 17.15
€ 9.34
€ 11.28
€ 14.50
€ 92.26

Car rental agent statistics in Cyprus

  • 9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 6.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 2,129
    Total number of reviews in
  • 6
    Most Locations in Cyprus:
  • 15
    Average wait time
  • 20
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Cyprus

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Fuel prices in Cyprus

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 1.10 1.09
Aug , 2020 1.10 1.08
Jul , 2020 1.10 1.08
Jun , 2020 1.08 1.07
May , 2020 0.99 0.97
Apr , 2020 1.06 1.01
Mar , 2020 1.14 1.06
Feb , 2020 1.24 1.21
Jan , 2020 1.29 1.20
Dec , 2019 1.27 1.19
Nov , 2019 1.26 1.20
Oct , 2019 1.24 1.18

Car rental price statistics in Cyprus

  • € 47.32
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 710.88
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 4 Series
  • 1,154
    Total cars available
  • 103
    Most popular model:
    Ford Focus
  • 284
    Location with most cars:
    Paphos - Airport
  • € 6.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AERCAR - Paphos - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Cyprus

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cyprus?

Car hire in Cyprus starts from just €6.80 per day for a (mini) class car from Aercar. The average price to hire a car in Cyprus is just €46.70 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Cyprus is a BMW 4 Series car for a (luxury) class from Global rent a car costing €710.90 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Cyprus?

We often have special offers on car hire in Cyprus including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Larnaca - City Centre for €75.39 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Cyprus?

Car hire prices in Cyprus are kept low thanks to the 17 car hire companies across the country. With over 10 car hire locations and 16,816 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Cyprus.

Who is the best car hire company in Cyprus?

Based on over 2,129 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Cyprus Is Budget who score on average 8.7/10 across all locations in Cyprus.

What is the most popular car hire location in Cyprus?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Cyprus is Paphos - Airport with 17 car hire companies and 284 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Cyprus?

Current fuel prices in Cyprus are €1.09/ltr for petrol and €1.1/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €44 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €44 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Cyprus?

Speed limits in Cyprus are in km/h and are generally 30-50 km/h on urban roads, 65-80 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Cyprus?

Aercar is the cheapest car hire company in Cyprus offering a (mini) class car such as the Suzuki Alto for as little as €47.60 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Cyprus?

The most popular car hire category in Cyprus is the Nissan Note available from 8 car hire companies in over 9 locations.

Why you need to hire a car in Cyprus

Cyprus has long been a very popular destination for tourists due to it's superb climate, beautiful beaches, mountain trails and interesting history. Public transport is not very abundant on the island, so booking cheap car hire in Cyprus before you go is a must if you want to sample everything this beautiful island has going for it. The island has an excellent variety of rental cars to choose from ranging from economy, compact, 4x4, 7+ seaters and convertibles.

Rental cars are available from locations dotted all over the island where you can pick up your car and it's usually possible to return your car to another location. For example if you were flying into Larnaca Airport and flying our of Paphos Airport, returning to a different location is not a problem provided the rental agent have offices at both locations. Expect to pay a small surcharge or one-way fee for the benefit, however we will always display that when quoting for one-way car hire in Cyprus.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Cyprus:

A guide to Cyprus

Cyprus is officially named the Republic of Cyprus, and is an island sitting in the Mediterranean Sea. To the east is Greece, the south is Egypt, to the north is Turkey and to the east are the multiple borders of Lebanon, Israel and Syria. Cyprus is the third largest island to be found in the Mediterranean Sea, a popular tourist destination with a long and varied history. Indeed, Cyprus has often been cited as the world's largest open air museum, and surely no other nation can offer such a wealth of fascinating historical and archaeological sites in such a small area.

Cyprus has a history that is intricately tied into Greek mythology, the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite and the homeland of King Cinyras. Cyprus has seen a host of rulers through the ages, beginning with the Assyrians at around 700 BC, a short period of Egyptian rule, with Persian rulers taking control in 545 BC. More recent history has seen Cyprus as part the Roman Empire, and it was brought under Greek rule by Alexander the Great. In more recent times it has been Ottoman and British controlled before gaining independence in 1960.

Although public transport is somewhat limited on the island of Cyprus, it is an incredible place to explore in your own vehicle. Indeed, if we check the transport figures of recent years it is clear to see that privately owned vehicles are the primary form of transport throughout the island by far. Cyprus is also served by two international airports, Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport. The third airport, Nicosia International Airport was closed down in 1974. There is a privately operated bus service in Cyprus, and a wealth of taxis, although a hire car is probably still the best way to get around while staying in Cyprus.

There are plenty of things to do in Cyprus, a new riding school has just opened, We have arranged a 10% discount deal, just say "rhino" and they will apply the discount at time of booking. Famagusta is arguably the most impressive place on Cyprus from a historical viewpoint, certainly no other area of Cyprus contain such a density of important archaeological and historical sites.

In the Northern part of Famagusta can be found the Salamis ruins, this was once a large city which was founded around the 11th century BC and was once the capital of the island. The city withheld invasions from many would-be conquerors; the most determined being the Romans and in 648 A.D. was finally abandoned following a combination of disasters including pirate raids and earthquakes. These ruins are still fairly well preserved, and contain examples of Roman baths, a gymnasium and an amphitheatre. 

Should you rent a car in Cyprus?

Whether you plan to hit the beaches and nightlife of the world famous Ayia Napa region, or prefer something a little more sedate and relax on the stunning beaches at Paphos and Protaras, hiring a car in Cyprus is definitely the most convenient and easiest method of traveling around the island. Some of the most beautiful areas are not serviced by public transport, such as the Troodos mountains and the charming Akamas penisula, so the only way to see these sights is to hire a car.

Particularly popular to hire in Cyprus is an open top jeep, like the Suzuki Jimny which allows you to enjoy the fresh air and soak up the sun as you drive along.

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Fuel Prices in Cyprus

  • Price of petrol in Cyprus in September

    € 1.09/Ltr

    ($ 1.33/Ltr | 1.09/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Cyprus in September

    € 1.10/Ltr

    ($ 1.35/Ltr | 1.10/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Cyprus in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 43.60  ($ 53.39) | € 44.00  ($ 53.88)
Compact € 43.60  ($ 53.39) | € 44.00  ($ 53.88)
Full Size € 54.50  ($ 66.74) | € 55.00  ($ 67.35)
SUV € 65.40  ($ 80.09) | € 66.00  ($ 80.82)
Carrier € 76.30  ($ 93.43) | € 77.00  ($ 94.29)

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