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Getting from Cyprus Paphos Airport to Paphos City

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How to get from Paphos airport to the city centre

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 1.50-2.50€ to use the public bus, and the total journey time is 50 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.


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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

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I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

Comparison of the options

Taxi €35 20min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €35 20min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Bus €3 30min 24/7


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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 pointing the way to the taxi rank.

The journey from Paphos airport to the city is around 20km, and shouldn’t take you 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€. Remember that the meter price will always have an additional starting tariff added, which is around 5€ in the Paphos airport taxis.


No matter what time of day you arrive at Paphos airport, you can jump in a taxi without a problem. Sometimes the taxi drivers don't speak any English, so miscommunication issues can 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

Taxi drivers usually have no way of accepting credit of debit cards, so be sure to carry cash in Euros.
Make sure your driver resets his meter before you begin your journey.
Ask you 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€, at night it costs 2.50€. Children under the age of 12 alway travel free.


1.50€ daytime, 2.50€ nighttime

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 public bus stop. You will find the buses parked to the right of the arrivals terminal.


Although the buses run almost 24/7 collectively, the 613 bus line only has 4 departures per day, and the 612 only leaves once an hour.

Editor’s Note

The public buses from Paphos airport are extremely affordable. However, If you are in a rush, or if you arrive after 23:55, you will need to seek out another transportation option.

Useful Tips

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

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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 Paphos airport to city centre?

Taxis at Paphos airport are charged using a taximeter, 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 city centre?

The city centre is around 20 km away from Paphos airport, o 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.

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