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Getting from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia

You can get from Larnaca airport to Nicosia by one of 2 ways, take the Kapnos airport shuttle bus or a designated airport taxi. The cheapest option is the bus which runs 24/7 and costs 8€ for adults and 5€ for children. The Larnaca airport taxis are a little more expensive but are the quickest option. A Larnaca airport taxi trip will cost you between 45€ and 50€ for 4 passengers, depending on the time of day, and takes only 30 minutes to reach Nicosia.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €45 30min 24/7
Bus €16 60min 24/7

How to get from Larnaca airport to Nicosia by taxi

Finding a Larnaca airport taxi is extremely easy. As soon as you exit the arrivals terminal you will find a long line of taxis waiting to take you to your destination. The journey from Larnaca airport to Nicosia is approximately 50km, and will take around 30 minutes if there is low traffic.

The taxis at Larnaca airport don’t have a flat rate fee, but are charged by a taximeter. The starting tariff is always included in the final metre price, however, gratuity is never included.

Taxi fare from Larnaca airport to Nicosia

The price of Larnaca airport taxis aren’t charged at a flat rate, but are charged depending on distance by a meter. From Larnaca airport to Nicosia will cost you around 45€ depending on your exact destination.

*You can always check if taxi companies offer a fixed price if you book your Cyprus airport transfer in advance.



Trip Duration

30 minutes

*Rates may vary unless you prebook your taxi.


Taxis are available 24/7 at Larnaca airport

Where do I get it from?

You will find a line of taxis waiting right outside of the arrivals terminal at Larnaca airport. Sometimes there is quite a long queue for the taxis, so you will have to wait in line.


Taking a taxi from Larnaca airport to Nicosia is the fastest and easiest way to travel. If you are short on time, or have had a very long flight, this is probably the best transportation option for you.

Editor’s Note

Although there is a large distance between Larnaca airport and Nicosia, the price of the taxis is extremely reasonable. However, If you wish to save a little bit more cash, it is recommended that you take the shuttle bus.

Useful Tips

Be sure to check that the driver has reset the meter before you embark on your journey.
Be sure to carry cash in the local currency as taxi drivers can rarely accept cards.
Most drivers from the airport will speak English, so why not ask them about interesting places to visit in Nicosia.
Regular sized taxis in Cyprus can only carry 4 passengers by law.

How to get from Larnaca airport to Nicosia by bus

The Kapnos airport shuttle from Larnaca airport to Nicosia runs every single day, including weekends and holidays. The journey will take around 60 minutes, and costs 8€ for adults and 5€ for children.

You can purchase your tickets from the Arrival Arena inside the designated bus exit of Larnaca Airport.

How much are the buses from Larnaca airport to Nicosia?

The Kapnos airport shuttle from Larnaca airport to Nicosia costs 8€ for adults and 5€ for children for a one-way ticket. Children under 4 years old travel for free.



Trip Duration

60 minutes

The average waiting time for the Shuttle is 1 hour and 30 minutes.


The shuttle bus is available 24/7

Where do I get it from?

The public bus transportation area is right outside the arrivals terminal, all you have to do is exit on the Upper Departure Level and turn left.


As the shuttle buses run 24 hours 7 days a week, you can always find a cheap transportation option when arriving in Larnaca airport. The shuttle also drops you in the centre of Nicosia which is convenient. However, you may have to pay for a taxi to your accommodation once you arrive in Nicosia.

Editor’s Note

If your final destination is outside of Nicosia's central ring, you may need to find an alternative transportation option.

Useful Tips

Bus times can be subject to change, always check the bus timetable prior to your arrival.
Travelling by bus to Nicosia is the cheapest option, but you may have to pay for a taxi to your accommodation once you arrive in Nicosia.
Kids under 4 years old travel for free.
Be sure to book and pay your tickets at the designated kiosk before getting on the bus.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Cyprus. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Larnaca to Nicosia?

Taxis from Larnaca Airport aren’t charged at a flat rate, they use a taximeter based on distance. The approximate fee for the journey from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia will be 45€.

How long does it take from Larnaca airport to Nicosia?

Nicosia is around 50 km away from Larnaca Airport. Assuming that there is little to no traffic, the usual journey time is around 30 minutes.

How many transfer options are there to get you from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia?

There are two ways to get from the airport in Larnaca to Nicosia; by taxi or by shuttle bus. The shuttle bus much cheaper but takes a bit longer than a taxi to reach Nicosia. A taxi is the most convenient option for those who value comfort and saving time on their journey.

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