• Nothing Found

Getting from Cyprus Paphos Airport to Paphos City

There are 2 different modes of transportation from Paphos airport to the city centre, taxi or bus. The first, and most reliable, is hiring a Paphos airport taxi. Paphos taxis do not charge on a flat rate system, they use a meter based on distance. The average cost to the city centre is €35 and takes around 20 minutes. Your second option is the public bus. There are two bus lines that collectively run 24/7, however, one line only runs four times a day. It will cost you between €1.50 and €2.50 for a bus ticket with a trip duration of about 30 minutes.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Cyprus at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €35 20min 24/7 Book
Taxi €35 20min 24/7
Bus €3 30min 24/7

How to get from Paphos airport to the city centre by taxi

Although it is the most expensive option, around €35, taking a taxi from Paphos airport to the city centre is definitely the most convenient. As you exit the terminal you will see clear signs guiding the way to the taxi rank.

The journey from Paphos airport to the city is around 20km, and shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes with no traffic.

Taxi fare from Paphos airport to the city centre

The taxis in Paphos have no set rates, they charge you by the meter based on distance. Fees will change depending on the amount of luggage or the time of year, but the average price is around €35. It is important to know that the meter price will always start with an additional charge of around €5.



Trip Duration

20 minutes

*Rates may vary unless you prebook your taxi.


Taxis at Paphos airport are available 24/7

Where do I get it from?

The taxi rank at Paphos airport can be found outside the Arrivals Terminal. There are clear signs indicating the way.


No matter what your arrival time is, you will always find a taxi at Paphos airport. On occasion, the taxi drivers don’t speak English, so miscommunication issues may arise.

Editor’s Note

If you are short on time or have had a very long flight, taking a taxi from Paphos airport is definitely the best option. However, if you are on a tight budget, you can opt for public transport instead.

Useful Tips

It is important to carry cash on you, as most taxi drivers don't accept credit of debit cards. And remember, they use Euros.
Make sure your driver resets his meter before you begin your journey.
Ask your driver for an estimated price based on the distance to your destination.
Taxi drivers working in the airport usually speak English so you can ask them for recommendations of places to visit during your stay in Paphos.
Some taxi drivers will charge extra for any luggage items weighing more than 12kg.

How to get from Paphos airport to the city centre by bus

There are two, well priced bus options to get you from Paphos airport to the city centre.

Buses from Paphos airport run every day, including holidays and weekends, and take around 30 minutes to reach the city centre. The bus timetable may change, especially during the winter months, so be sure to check the schedule prior to your arrival.

How much are the buses from Paphos airport to the city centre?

During the day a one-way ticket costs €1.50 and at night costs €2.50. Children under the age of 12 always travel for free.


Day rate: €1.50 - Night rate: €2.50

Trip Duration

30 minutes

The average waiting time is around 1 hour.


The 613 bus runs from 8:00 to 19:00. The 612 bus is available from 1:05 until 23:55.

Where do I get it from?

Once you have collected your luggage simply follow the signs in the arrivals terminal to the bus stop. You will find the buses parked to the right of the arrivals terminal.


Although there are buses running throughout the day, the 613 bus line only has 4 departures per day, whereas the 612 bus leaves once an hour.

Editor’s Note

The public buses from Paphos airport are very affordable. However, If you are on a tight schedule or arrive after 23:55, it would be best to find another transportation option.

Useful Tips

Bus timetables can vary, especially during the holidays, so be sure to check the timetables before you arrive.
The bus transfer from Paphos airport to the city centre usually takes around 30 minutes depending on traffic.
The bus may stop many times along the journey, so you are bound to find a stop that suits you.

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.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24 hours before the pickup and get an 80% refund

Edit or cancel transfers

Read more Book Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups has a Net Safety Score of 99 of 100

We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.

  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

  • Sanitiser in every car

Read More

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Paphos airport to the city centre?

Taxis at Paphos airport charge using a taximeter and not on a flat rate basis. So, the journey from Paphos Airport to the city centre will cost around €35 depending on your exact final destination.

How long does it take from Paphos airport to the city centre?

The city centre is around 20 km away from Paphos airport, so the journey is a quick one. It will take approximately 20 minutes assuming that there is little to no traffic on the roads.

How many transportation options are there from Paphos Airport to the city centre?

There are two transfer options from the airport – taxis are available, as well as two bus options. Buses are cheaper, but take longer and are quite infrequent. If you want a quick and convenient method of transport, it is best to take a taxi.

Was this helpful?

Pre-book online