Once you’ve cleared security and baggage reclaim, follow signs to exit the arrivals hall via customs declaration, turn left and you will see the car rental agent’s desks either side of the main terminal exit.
Off-site car rental agents at Larnaca Airport operate shuttle buses from the main drop-off point. Take the lift or escalators to the first floor (departures) and exit the airport towards the main car park / bus pick-up / drop off. You will find signs for the off airport rental agents where the shuttle buses will collect you and take you to the local office a few KM away.
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Personal Experience of Car Rental at Larnaca Airport
We rented a compact class via Thirfty at Larnaca in August 2019. After initially following the signs in the terminal for the off-airport car rental buses (directing you to bus / coach transfer car park), we couldn’t find the meeting point. After checking our paperwork, we went back into the terminal, took the escalator to the first floor and exited to the main pick-up / drop-off where we found the sign for Dollar / Thrifty / Whiz / Fox shuttle bus. In future, I’d pay the little extra and use a rental agent in the terminal for ease, especially as travelling with young children and lots of luggage.
Phil Partridge, Marketing and Partner Manager.
Larnaca Airport Mini Guide
Tell me About Larnaca Airport
Larnaca International Airport is located 4 km away from the seaside resort of Larnaca in Cyprus. It is the international gateway for the island and has one terminal plus a second VIP terminal. Over five million holidaymakers pass through the airport every year. It was a hastily built airport after the 1974 Turkish invasion but was rebuilt in 2008 and is now a thoroughly modern airport for the 21st century.
How can I Fly There?
At the present time, 55 airlines fly into Larnaca Airport from destinations in the Middle East like Tel Aviv and Dubai and Europe. Some of these routes are seasonal only. Cyprus is increasinbly popular with tourists from Russia and flights from Moscow and St Petersburg are frequent.
How do I get to my Resort?
There is no public transport as such, at the airport although shuttle buses run regularly to Nicosia and Limassol from the airport. You can book a private shuttle bus to Larnaca or Limassol with Limassol Airport Express or Kapnos Airport Shuttle if you wish to go to Nicosia
. Taxis are always available but can be expensive. The best option is to hire a car for your transfer and then to explore the island. Driving is on the left hand side and the roads are mostly quiet. There is only one highway on the island that connects the major resorts and the capital, Nicosia.
What’s at the Airport for me?
The Bank of Cyprus has a branch at the airport and there are ATMs and currency exchange facilities too. If you need to check on emails, there are internet stations available or you can use the free Wi-Fi service. Information desks are situated in the check-in area and departures, if you need any help at the airport. The Cyprus Airways Executive Lounge is open to all passengers travelling business class or as part of a privilege scheme. In arrivals, you will find the Cyprus Tourism Organisation Office where you can pick up maps and brochures and ask questions about the island and its attractions. If you have hired a car you will find the car rental desks just after arrivals.
I Missed Lunch, can I eat There?
There are 19 outlets that you can eat at or just grab a snack. Most of these are in the Food Court, where you can eat local dishes or have Asian food wok fried in front of you. You can also get a slice of pizza or freshly made sandwiches and smoothies. There is a salad bar too and a selection of pre-packed sandwiches and salads if you have to grab and go. There is a Burger King if you like fast food and there are a number of coffee shops to choose from. Atrium serves drinks and light meals such as quiche with salad or chicken wrap.
There are lots of outlets hidden away in the Cyprus Airports Duty Free area. The cosmetics section has Mac and Kiehls counters as well as all the regular names like Clarins and Chanel. In the jewellery section you can find brands such as Pandora and Swarovski. There are also outlets selling everything from watches and clothing to toys and electronics. You can buy a magazine and a bottle of water from Xpress and for local products and food items visit Kypriaka.