Rent a Car

Cars and motorcycles can easily be hired in Cyprus, especially by the British tourists who drive on the left-hand side of the road. The roads in Cyprus are clearly signed with fairly good surfaces, so it is easy for tourists to find their way around the island. The roads are also easily accessible and clearly marked in the villages and the mountains.   

The main cities are connected by four-lane motorways; the minor roads that lead to the mountains and the villages are two-way motorways.

Car rental companies have offices in all cities, as well as at the Larnaka and Pafos International Airports.

Rates vary according to the category of the car, period of rental, time of year and extras.

Use of the rental car is for unlimited mileage. The rental car is usually delivered to the customer with a full tank, paid for by the customer. If the car is returned with a full tank, the customer receives a refund, unless stated otherwise in the contract.

Rental cars can be delivered and collected at the island’s two airports by prior arrangement.

Please note: Traffic moves on the LEFT-hand side of the road, NOT on the right.


Insurance is an extra charge. Drivers under twenty-five years of age and/or drivers who have held a driving license for less than three years at the time of rental must inform the car rental company so that underage insurance coverage is provided. In the event of damages sustained by the rental car, the customer is responsible for a certain amount, depending on the category of car.

Please note: When hiring a car, the insurance is only valid within the area under the control of the Republic of Cyprus.

Car Rental Companies

Below are a few car rental company recommendations.

Hertz Car Rental

Hertz has more than ninety years of presence in the car rental field, with more than 600,000 vehicles and 7,500 points of customer service in 149 countries. Hertz Cyprus is one of the largest car rental companies in the country, according to the size of the fleet of vehicles it manages. For more than forty years, it has been operating on the island under a Hertz International Franchise agreement. In the year 2012, Hertz Cyprus had a fleet of more than 1,000 cars (at its peak) with six outlets across all the major cities and tourist resorts in Cyprus, two of which are located in the airports. In the same year, Hertz serviced more than 20,000 customers.

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Sixt Car Rental

With Sixt car rental in Cyprus, you can expect a well-maintained vehicle that is safety-checked and reliable. Built from world-class car manufacturers, our fleet consists of top brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, among others. Our compact cars and sedans are a great option if you are looking to economize, whereas SUVs and minivans give you more leg and luggage room. If travelling with a bigger group, Sixt offers vans that will accommodate up to nine passengers. Every customer has different mobility needs, so we offer a broad range of add-ons that help you customize your rental car to suit your trip.

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Petsas Rent a Car

Since 1962, Andreas Petsas and Sons Public Ltd has been a pioneer in the Cyprus car rental business and currently ranks among the largest self-driving car hire and leasing companies in its sector. With a fleet of approximately 1,200 vehicles of various types and makes, ranging from economy to luxury, saloon, minibuses, cabrios, and 4×4 jeeps, it covers almost every demand in the field of car hire. The company maintains offices in all major towns and holiday resorts of Cyprus as well as at the Larnaka and Pafos International Airports. It also provides twenty-four-hour service to all of its customers, all year round.

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