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    Driving information Cyprus

    General Information

    In Cyprus you will find well-maintained, good-sized roads that connect the villages and the towns on this beautiful island. Big four lane motorways connect the bigger towns of  Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Paphos. Be aware that some roads might close during winter time.

    To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old (age can vary by car category) and have held your driver's license for at least 3 years. For drivers under the age of 25 an additional  young driver surcharge may apply locally. Seatbelts are mandatory and so are child seats for children up to 5 years.;

    Speed Limits
    Speed limits in Cyprus are:

    • Town and city: 50 km/h
    • Motorways: 100 km/h

    Traffic restrictions
    In Cyprus you must drive on the left side of the road, just like in Ireland. Using a hand held mobile phone while driving is banned. It is forbidden to use the horn during the night and close to a hospital.

    Petrol stations are to be found mainly in the bigger cities. In the rural areas there are some self-service stations that are open 24 h.

    There are no toll roads in Cyprus.

    In the city centre you can find parking meters where you can pay for parking one hour. Normally there is no fee during Saturday afternoons and Sundays and public holidays. Do not park where there is a yellow line painted on the curb. Parking is forbidden there.

    Insurance Information

    General Information
    Car rental insurance varies widely, so please study the information below prior to making your booking. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

    All our car hire rates include Collision Damage coverage and Theft Protection for the vehicle. Rental limits potential vehicle damage or loss liability to an excess, which is stated on your voucher. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

    Rental Restrictions

    General Information
    When you hire a car in Cyprus you are not allowed to take it abroad or on any ferry. Travel to the Turkish area of Cyprus is not allowed. Domestic one-way rentals are available between certain locations, additional fees may apply. International one ways are not allowed.