Buses and Coaches

Find out how to get around Cyprus using the bus and coach networks...

Buses are not consistent in appearance, though the destination is usually displayed in the windscreen. Bus time tables and schedules are available from tourist offices or directly from the bus companies. Be aware that services stop early daily (at approximately 18:00) and there is limited bus service on weekends (some areas have no service on Sundays). Bus fare is paid directly to the bus driver; exact change is required.

Shared and private taxi services provide an alternative method of transport with the options being Island-wide bus services, urban buses, rural buses, intercity taxis, urban taxis and rural taxis.

  • For comprehensive details on Island-wide bus and taxi transport: Click here (PDF)
  • Cyprus By Bus provides information about buses, bus routes and timetables in Cyprus: Click here
Island-wide Bus Services

Various bus companies link all major towns with a regular service leaving every one or two hours. There is limited bus service on Sunday with some routes having no service at all. Bicycles can be taken on some of buses serving the main intercity routes.

There are three stations for buses in Limassol, though intercity service is usually offered from the KEMEK bus station at Enoseos and Eirinis Street, and the Kallenos bus station at the intersection of Hadjipavlou Street and Araouzou Street.

Note: Dogs may not be taken on buses.

Bus companies serve the following routes:

  • Larnaca - Nicosia - Limassol - Larnaca Airport - Ayia Napa - Protaras
  • Ayia Napa - Larnaca - Paralimni
  • Nicosia - Limassol - Paphos
  • Nicosia - Limassol
  • Larnaca - Nicosia  / Larnaca - Limassol
  • Paphos - Limassol - Polis
  • Larnaca - Paralimni - Protaras
  • Paralimni - Protaras - Ayia Napa / Paralimni - Deryneia - Larnaca / Paralimni - Protaras - Larnaca

It is recommended to check directly with the bus companies to determine if service is available on a particular day.

Urban Buses

Within urban areas, buses run on fixed routes roughly every half hour, with services ending in the evenings at about 18:00 Monday to Friday and earlier on Saturdays. Some routes have no service on Sundays. Hours are extended until midnight during the tourist season.

Timetables are available from tourist offices or directly from the bus companies.

Nicosia

The municipality of Nicosia runs Yellow Buses which offer free transportation within the city walls. The Nicosia Bus Company also offers service throughout the area.

  • Nicosia Bus Company Ltd (with schedule)
    Bus terminus at: Solomos Square/Plateia Solomou
    Generally run every 20 to 30 minutes, except on weekends
    Tel: 22 665 814 or 22 778 841

Paphos

The Alepa Limites Pafos City Bus has an intercity service for Paphos, Limassol, Nicosia; an urban service in Paphos and airport routes to both Larnaca and Nicosia International airports.

  • The comprehensive website in English details the routes and has timetables: Click here

Eastern Cyprus: Famagusta-Paralimni-Ayia Napa

Bus company OSEA provides regular service to area of Famagusta, Paralimni, Ayia Napa with increased service in winter. It offers acilities for people with disabilities and discounts for regular commuters.

  • For timetables and further information: Click here

Limassol

There are three stations for buses in Limassol, though most urban buses use the station at Andreas Themistocleous Street in the city centre. Intercity service is offered from the KEMEK bus station at Enoseos and Eirinis Street, and the Kallenos bus station at the intersection of Hadjipavlou Street and Araouzou Street.

  • Limassol Urban Bus Station
    At
    : A. Themistocleou Street
    Tel: 25 370592 or 25 354050

Bus stations

  • Larnaka Urban Bus Station
    At: Gonia Karaoli & Dimitriou 36A
    Tel: 24 650477 or 24 657466
  • Paphos Urban Bus Station
    At: Karavella Bus Station
    Tel: 26 934 410 or 26 934 252
  • Paralimni Urban Bus Station
    At: Agiou Georgiou 12
    Tel: 23 821318
  • Ayia Napa Urban Bus Station
    At: Leofcros Makariou III 32A
    Tel: 23 821318
  • Polis Urban Bus Station
    Kyproleontos
    Tel: 26 321114
Rural Buses

Rural buses connect towns and villages and make frequent stops. The service is infrequent with schedules limited to one or two routes per day.

Taxis

Numerous taxi companies provide transportation services in Cyprus. Service is categorised as:

  • Service/intercity taxis
  • Urban taxis
  • Rural taxis
  • For comprehensive details on taxi services: Click here (PDF pages 2 and 3)

Island-wide shared service taxis

Intercity taxi service is offered in shared 4- to 8-seater minibuses. This service provides a connection service between all major towns at a fixed rate. The taxis do not operate between smaller towns and villages.

These taxis can either be boarded from the service taxi office in town or another pick-up location. Reservations are necessary. Passengers may be dropped off anywhere in the destination municipal zone. Payment is made to the driver.

The service runs every half hour Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays and Sundays from 07:00 to 17:00. No service is available on public holidays.

Service Taxi Routes

Regular service taxis run between the following towns and airports:

  • Nicosia - Limassol
  • Larnaca - Nicosia
  • Nicosia - Larnaca airport
  • Larnaca - Limassol
  • Limassol - Larnaca airport
  • Limassol - Paphos
  • Limassol - Paphos airport

These service taxis do not operate between smaller towns and villages. Call for a schedule and detail of routes.

  • Cyprus Interurban Taxi Co. Ltd (Pagkypria Eteria Yperastikon Taxi Ltd)
    Tel
    : 77 777 474 (from any Cyprus telephone)
    Tel
    : +357 22 730 888 (from outside Cyprus)

Service Taxi Office Locations

  • Nicosia
    At: Leoforos Salaminos, Municipal Parking Place (Kolokasi)
    Tel: 22 730 888 or 77 777 474
  • Limassol
    At
    : Thessalonikis 21A, Othelos Building
    Tel: 77 777 474
    At: the corner of Gonia Kavazoglou Street & Misiaouli Street
    Tel: 25 877 666
  • Larnaca
    At: the corner of Gonia Papakyriakou Street & Marsellou Street
    Tel: 24 661 010 or 77 777 474
    At: the corner of Kitiou Street & Kilkis Street
    Tel: 24 662 110 or 77 777 474
  • Pafos
    At: Kinyras 34
    Tel: 26 923 800 or 77 777 474
    At: Evagora Pallikaridi 9
    Tel: 77 777 474

Urban taxis

Urban taxis provide 24-hour-a-day service in all cities.

Taxis can be hired from the street although it is advisable to telephone to book the taxi to ensure availability. Fares are metered after an initial base charge and the metered rate is based on a fixed rate chart. Taxi fares are regulated by law.

  • Tariff I: daytime tariff, valid from 06:01 to 20:30
  • Tariff II: night tariff, valid from 20:31 to 06:00 (the per-kilometre charge is higher than Tariff I)
  • A supplement is payable on certain public holidays
  • Driver waiting time costs extra
  • Luggage weighing more than 12 Kg costs extra (though it is a nominal charge)
  • Pets in carrying containers are allowed, though a nominal fee per pet is charged

In Nicosia, a taxi rank is available at Eleftheria Square (City Centre), with taxis available at all times.

Rural Taxis

Rural taxis serve villages and small towns. The pick-up and drop-off points can only be from the taxi base station unless taking a taxi from the taxi rank at the airport or seaport.

There are two tariff scales with fees paid on a per-kilometre rate. There are further fees payable for extras:

  • Tariff I: daytime tariff, valid from 06:01 to 20:30
  • Tariff II: night tariff, valid from 20:31 to 06:00 (the per-kilometre charge is higher than Tariff I)
  • Driver waiting time costs extra
  • Luggage weighing more than 12Kg costs extra (though it is a nominal charge)

Note: Rural taxis do not have taxi meters.

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