Are you looking for a vacation spot that will give you all the sun, sand, and relaxation you could ever want? Then, look no further than Paphos!
This stunning city on the southwest coast of Cyprus is home to beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, and incredible cultural monuments.
Whether you dream of a romantic getaway or an exciting family adventure, getting to Paphos couldn’t be easier – so let us show you how!
Cyprus is an island, so you can’t drive there directly – but don’t worry, I got you covered!
Discover in this blog post the best travel options from wherever you are and some essential tips for traveling to this Mediterranean paradise.
Getting to Paphos by Plane
Paphos, located on the southwestern coast of Cyprus, is a popular destination for tourists seeking a taste of Greek mythology, historical landmarks, and pristine beaches.
Flying would be the most convenient option if you plan a trip to this Mediterranean paradise.
Two airports in Cyprus serve Paphos – Paphos International Airport (PFO) and Larnaca International Airport (LCA).
Larnaca Airport is Cyprus’s primary and most important airport, with many more options for international flights. It is on the island’s east coast, near Larnaca and Ayia Napa.
From here, you can catch a bus, a taxi, or a car to Paphos, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Paphos International Airport (PFO) is much smaller but just as convenient – I recommend you look for flights to PFO if you plan a vacation in Paphos because it’s very close to the city center. It’s only about a 20-minute drive.
Many of the cheapest flights land in Paphos so you can find a good deal.
Most airlines fly to Paphos International Airport (PFO) from major European cities such as London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and Frankfurt.
You can find many flights to Paphos via Larnaca Airport all year long, but even more seasonal flights to Paphos Airport from April to October.
Airlines that fly to Paphos
Here’s a list of airline companies that offers direct flights to Paphos :
These are the airlines that operate flights: Aegean Airlines, British Airways, Buzz, Copenhagen AirTaxi, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, El Al, Jet2.com, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Petroleum Air Services, Ryanair, Transavia, TUI Airways, TUI fly Belgium, TUI fly Netherlands, and Tus Airways.
|Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin
|Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Manchester
|Birmingham, Leeds/Bradford, London–Stansted, Manchester, Belfast–International, Bristol,
East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow,
Newcastle upon Tyne
|LOT Polish Airlines
|Petroleum Air Services
Amman–Queen Alia, Athens, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania, Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kaunas, Kraków, London-Stansted, Manchester, Marseille, Memmingen, Poznań, Riga, Rome–Ciampino, Sofia, Toulouse, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Vienna, Warsaw–Chopin, Warsaw–Modlin, Wrocław, Zagreb, Bologna, Bratislava, Malta, Mykonos, Naples, Newcastle upon Tyne, Pisa, Rhodes, Treviso
|Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich
|TUI fly Belgium
|TUI fly Netherlands
For more information about the flights to Paphos, click here.
Getting to Paphos by Ferry or Cruise Ship
Unfortunately, there are no ferries to Paphos or Cyprus from other countries, so if you want to go to Paphos by sea, your only option is by cruise ship.
The main ferry terminal in Cyprus is located in Limassol, about a 1-hour drive from Paphos.
If you plan to take a cruise, many companies offer cruises to the Mediterranean, some even stopping in Paphos.
The most popular cruise lines visiting Paphos include Seabourn Cruises, Holland America Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Viking Cruises, and Oceania Cruises.
From Paphos Airport to the center of Paphos
Once you arrive at the airport, there are a few transportation options for getting to Paphos:
Taxis are available outside both airports and will take you to your destination in Paphos.
Just head to the convenient taxi rank outside the terminal building in Paphos Airport and get a metered ride into Paphos.
It’s easy, affordable, and starts at around €35.
If you want to explore Cyprus at your own pace and have some flexibility, renting a car is the best way.
Several car rental companies exist in Paphos and Larnaca Airport, so you only need to book your ride online or look for them inside the terminal buildings when you arrive.
Don’t forget to check my guide about car rental in Paphos.
Line number 612 operates between Paphos Airport and Paphos Port, is the cheapest option (2 euros per trip for adults), and takes about 25 minutes, depending on traffic.
This line operates between Paphos Airport and Paphos Port.
In April – November, this line is active until 00:30 from the port to the airport and until 1:30 between the airport and the port.
In December – March, this line is active until 20:30 from the port to the airport and until 21:05 from the airport to the port.
Central stations of the line: Paphos Port, Annabelle Hotel, Almyra Hotel, Alexander the Great Hotel, Amphora Hotel, Avanti Resort, Timi Village, and Paphos Airport.
You should also check my guide on how to get around Paphos.
For more information, please visit the official website of the bus company here.
Shuttle and airport transfers are also available from Paphos Airport to the city center and other popular destinations in Cyprus.
These shuttles can be pre-booked online or booked upon arrival at the airport.
Prices start from €14 per person per trip.
The shuttle companies usually offer door-to-door service, with a driver holding a sign with your name and pick-up time, making it the most convenient way to get to your hotel.
You can also book a shared shuttle to take you and other travelers to the same destination.
These shared shuttles are usually cheaper than private transfers.
Popular shuttle companies in Paphos are KiwiTaxi, Suntransfers, and Holiday Autos.
Some tips from a local for getting to Paphos
Carry minor changes with you, as the driver won’t accept larger bills.
Also, be mindful of the time — most buses run on an hourly schedule or less during certain times of the day.
The trip from Larnaca to Paphos usually takes one to two hours, depending on the type of bus you take.
If you want to know the best way to get your hotel in Paphos – email your hotel because they know the best!
And trust me, they always answer this question for their guests, so they probably have a ready answer for you!
Finally, if you prefer the convenience of a private transfer, you can book the service online or upon arrival at the airport.
Getting to Paphos by plane is straightforward, as you saw while reading my guide.
Plus, Paphos offers many transportation options from Paphos Airport, from local buses to shuttles and private transfers.
Whether you’re looking to book your flight months in advance or seeking last-minute deals, there’s a bargain waiting for you.
So fasten your seatbelts, sit back, and relax as you soar towards the land of gods, kings, and sun-soaked shores.
Good luck with your travels, and enjoy my city!