There are two different transportation options when travelling from Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa. The first, and definitely most simple, is a Larnaca airport taxi. Taxis at Larnaca airport aren't charged at a flat rate, and this journey will cost you approximately 40-45€ depending on the time of day. The ride will take you around 40 minutes depending on traffic. The second, and most time consuming option is to use the public bus. There are no direct buses to Ayia Napa from Larnaca airport, so you will have to make a changeover once in Larnaca city centre. The bus from Larnaca airport to the city will cost you 1-2.50€, and the bus from the city to Ayia Napa will cost you 1-3€ depending on which bus service you use. Total travel time using the public buses will be around 2 hours.
How to get from Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa by taxi
As soon as you exit the arrival gate of Larnaca airport, you will see a long queue of taxis ready to take you to your destination. Journey time for a taxi from Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa is around 40 minutes, and covers a distance of 50km, so it gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery as you ride. The cost of taxis at Larnaca airport aren’t charged at a flat rate so the cost will depend on the distance you are travelling.
The cost of taxis at Larnaca airport aren’t charged at a flat rate, the payment is calculated using a taximeter. It will cost around 40€ to travel from the airport to Ayia Napa. This price includes large luggage items, starting meter tariff, toll passes and VAT, but does not include gratuity.
Where do I get it from?
As soon as you exit the arrival gate at Larnaca airport, you will see a long line of taxis waiting to pick you up.
Taxis are ready and waiting for you as soon as you arrive at Larnaca airport. The journey to Ayia Napa is long and a little confusing, so using a taxi is the most stress-free and easy option.
As the journey from Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa is very long, hiring a taxi is the most ideal option since the public means of transport can be rather troublesome, especially when travelling with small children and many pieces of luggage.
Make sure your driver resets the meter before you leave the airport.
Be sure to bring cash in Euros as most taxis can’t accept cards.
Most taxi drivers travelling from the airport will speak English, but not all. Be sure to know the correct spelling of your destination.
How to get from Larnaca Airport to Ayia Napa by bus
Although it is possible to travel by bus from Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa, there are no direct buses. You must first take the public bus to Larnaca city centre – Finikoudes Promenade, and then change to the 711 bus, or the Intercity bus.
Buses run very frequently during the day, however, there are very few buses running on the weekend or during holidays, and there is no bus service at night.
2€ - 5.50€
Average waiting time in Larnaca airport is 1 hour 30 minutes, and at the Finikoudes station the waiting time is around 1 hour.
Intercity bus runs from 6:00 - 17:30, the 711 bus is available 8:00 - 18:30, the 407 bus runs from 7:30 - 19:30, the 419 bus can be caught from 5:50 - 20:20, and the 418 bus is available from 6:00 - 19:15.
How much are the buses from Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa?
From Larnaca airport to Larnaca centre, it will cost 1€ for adults and 0.75€ for students in the day, and 2.50€ for adults and 1.25€ for students at night.
From Larnaca city centre to Ayia Napa on the Intercity Bus it will cost you 3€. On the 711 bus it costs 1€.
For all bus services children under the age of 6 travel free.
Where do I get it from?
Once you exit the Upper Departure Terminal, cross the road and you will find the public bus stop on the left hand side.
It is an extremely time consuming and confusing process to get from Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa, as there are no direct buses. Also, the buses stop running at night and have skeleton services on the weekends.
If you are carrying a lot of luggage, or are in a bit of a hurry, I would suggest choosing a different form of transportation. Although the public buses are very reliable and cheap, the journey times are very long.
Buses don't accept card payments, bring cash in Euros.
Be sure to stow your luggage carefully and keep an eye on your belongings.
Timetables change on the weekends, so be sure to keep an eye on the bus schedules.