Why rent a car in Cyprus with us
Cyprus is like a second home to many of our staff team here at Rhino, with our very own CEO and extended family living on the island having emigrated from the UK over 10 years ago. Between all of the staff here at Rhino, we’ve visited the sunshine island more times than anywhere else so when it comes to car rental in Cyprus, we really are the experts.
Not only do we search and compare deals from all of the leading car hire companies in Cyprus, we’ve personally rented from many of them so we know how to find cheapest car rental and what to look out for. Of course, we are more than happy to share our knowledge, hints and tips to help you find not only the cheapest car hire Cyprus has to offer, but more importantly the best value.
Most popular locations to collect car hire in Cyprus:
Was BBC's Top Gear right about car hire in Cyprus?
Of course not, the BBC hit show was more about entertainment than factual representation of the car hire market in Cyprus, whilst the presenters displayed a range of rental car types all available on the island of Cyprus, their antics and suggested prices points were far from a fair reflection of the wider market. Yes you can rent a jeep in Cyprus (it’s highly recommended for the more adventurous) and yes you can rent an economy car for very low prices and of course, convertibles are popular, but the suggestion that Cyprus rental cars are old and outdated couldn’t be further from the truth.
With trusted rental agents such as Avis, Hertz, Thrifty and Budget all well represented across the island and with significant fleets from both Paphos and Larnaca Airports, the idea of a low rent, run-down rental car is far from the truth. Sure, there are local rental agents offering cheap daily rentals around towns aimed at tourists, but the majority of rental cars are arranged from the airports on arrival and offer a very professional service, much like you would expect in any holiday destination.
Personal experience with renting cars in Cyprus?
Our first rental experience in Cyprus was with Avis, where we picked up a cheap and cheerful Nissan Micra for a week-long stay. It was cheap and great for getting us around Paphos and we even took it all the way to Ayia Napa for a stop-over to visit friends. The best thing about this little rental was the price, around 10 EUR per day. The worst thing was the colour – it was beige / brown.
Kellie – Customer Service Manager
We rent most times we visit family, most recently we flew into Larnaca and arranged our rental via Thirfty. The car initially provided wasn’t ideal and not the size (compact – Ford Focus or similar) booked and although was the only car available at the time we swiftly arranged a replacement (Ford Focus) the next day via the rental agent. It was a great price and the replacement car was nearly new.
Phil – Marketing Manager
Living on a holiday island has many benefits, one being that when your own car is in the garage for maintenance, rental cars are cheap and readily available. I usually rent a Jeep or 4x4 to replace the pickup when ours is in the garage. They are great value and always nearly new models. Hertz have an office not far from home and its super convenience.
Scott - CEO