Where are the car hire desks at Paphos Airport?
When you arrive into the terminal building, you'll first be glad of the new air-conditioned terminal building as you'll either have walked straight from the steps of the plane or taken the airport bus, (there are no air bridges here), pass through immigration and the baggage carousels are right infront of you.
Once you've collected your luggage head straight for the exit and customs, you'll wind up in the lobby area with a cafe and the car hire desks are immediately to your left. You'll find the main rental agents all have desks in the terminal building, whilst the smaller agents will have their office in the car park, or if you select an offsite agent, head the bus stop outside the airport terminal and follow instructions to hop on the free transfer bus to your offsite car rental agent location.
The most popular car rental companies at Paphos Airport:
- Europcar (Phone: +357 26 822 633)
- Alamo (Phone: +357 99 777 067)
- Enterprise (Phone: +357 99 777 067)
- Sixt (Phone: +357 25 312 345)
- Avis (Phone: +357 22 713 471)
- InterRent (Phone: +357 26 822 633)
- Dollar (Phone: +357 99 373848)
Getting to Paphos from the airport
It's very straight forward, there is a single road (E603) away from the airport, follow that for a few KM and you'll see signs for the motorway. You can take a left or right onto the B6 where a motorway juntion is just a few minutes away. Pick up the A6 and follow signs for Paphos (or Limassol in the opposite direction). If you don't fancy the motorway in your rental car, take a left onto the A6 and follow signs for Paphos via Yeroskipou. It's a nice road and will bring you to the new dual carriageway network around Paphos.
Best places to see in your rental car
It's true what they say, renting a car in Paphos gives you the opportunity to see so much more of this easternmost island of the Mediterranean. Taxi and airport transfers are fine if you just want to get to and from your all inclusive hotel, but a rental car (for marginal extra cost) brings the highlights of Cyprus within easy reach.
Just a few km west of Paphos you'll find the popular Coral Bay area and the stunning Sea Caves just a few clicks further. Continue west / northwest towards the Akamas National Park for a more rugged part of the island or head north to Polis or Latchi for a day at a wonderful port town. And for the truly adventurous, the Troodos Mountains are just a few hours by road.
Hiring a Jeep in Paphos
Jeep rentals are very popular across Cyprus, no moreso than here in Paphos. Many visitors look to rent a jeep for a few days to explore where a regular rental car simply cannot reach. Take on the Troodos Mountains or the Akamas National Park, the most westerly point of the island. There are many smaller daily rental jeep and quad bike safari's on offer in Paphos, however we recommend that you rent via one of the international agents rather than a local road side outfit.
If you do want to rent a jeep in Paphos, it makes sense to rent a quality vehicle for your entire stay rather than a regular car for daily driving, then an extra vehicle for your more adventurous days. Check with the rental agent for terms around taking your rental jeep in Paphos off road.
Recommended car hire in Paphos
There is no one-size fits all approach then it comes to renting a car, depending on your individual needs or reason for visiting, the recommended rental car in Paphos of one person could be quite the opposite to that of another. In order to recommend the best rental car in Paphos, it’s important to understand your needs and our knowledgeable team to car hire experts can guide you to getting the best rental car in Paphos. To begin, there are 2 main criteria we need to understand.
How many are travelling and what luggage are you carrying?
Many recommendations for car hire in Paphos are subjective, however there is nothing subjective about the number of people in your party or how much luggage you will have. Quite simply, a 5 seater car with room for 3 sets of luggage will not be adequate for a party of 6 or more passengers with more than cabin luggage.
What is your no.1 priority when it comes to car hire in Paphos?
Are you looking for the absolute cheapest price for the type of car you need, or does convenience and reputation come into the equation. How about extras? Have you considered the cost of optional extras such as additional drivers – they could affect the total price you pay as varies between rental agents.
By addressing these 2 main points, we can recommend car hire in Paphos to best suit your needs and have made some recommendations here based on typical customer profiles.
Best for singles / couples on a budget:
If you’re travelling alone or as a couple and looking for a budget set of wheels above anything else to get your around Paphos and to some of the nearby sights, the Kia Picanto from Green Motion is as cheap as it gets and well worth considering.
Best for families looking for value and convenience:
Holidaying in Paphos with the kids? Nobody wants to be dragging the family and all their luggage to the free shuttle bus for a 10 minute ride to an off airport car hire company just to save a few euro’s. Quality of service and queue time is also a consideration and that’s why Alamo and Hertz both come recommended in Paphos. The Nissan Pulsar, Ford Focus or Renault Megane all popular compact models, ideal for family car rental in Paphos.
Best for larger groups:
The Ford Galaxy and Opel Zafira offer seating for 7 and are great for large families and smaller groups wanting to avoid renting 2 cars. Green Motion and Alamo offer the most competitive rates at Paphos Airport and would be our recommendation. For those who need 9 seats, the Peugeot Expert or Opel Vivaro will ensure a comfortable trip offered by Alamo and Hertz at the best prices.
Best for customer service:
When customer service trumps all, for those looking for the very best in service and customer satisfaction when renting a car in Paphos, Budget top the bill with a customer score of 8.9/10. Whether you want a small runaround, family hatchback or SUV to rent in Paphos, Budget will ensure you have the best possible experience. Alamo, Hertz and Sixt all rank highly also and have desks at Paphos Airport for convenience as well as downtown locations for added flexibility.