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.
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.
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.
Where do I get it from?
The taxi rank at Paphos airport can be found just outside of the arrivals terminal. There are clearly marked signs showing the way.
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.
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.
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.
1.50€ daytime, 2.50€ nighttime
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.
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.
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.