Unbiased Cyprus Flight Advice from Amy Villas
Our flights department can arrange your flights to Ercan Airport and Larnaca Airports at the best prices. Please call their UK Freephone 0800 612 6600.
If you are not booking your flight with us; just remember to click and reserve your airport taxi transfer when you book your Amy Villa online.
Cyprus: one island, two countries
Unlike south Cyprus, North Cyprus has been isolated from the rest of Europe until comparatively recently, so this side of Cyprus is more the Mediterranean of your dreams; quieter, less developed, less tourist-oriented. With near deserted beaches, un-congested roads, soaring mountains and prices lower than Euro zone countries, North Cyprus is how all Cyprus used to be.
Flights to Cyprus - Two Choices
Direct flights from Europe to North Cyprus all make a stopover in Turkey, whereas flights into south Cyprus are direct. So, when flying to your villa holiday in North Cyprus, you have a choice of two Cyprus travel options.
a. Flying to North Cyprus via Turkey does involve a brief stopover at a Turkish airportwith Pegasus Airlines and Atlasjet Airlines. Turkish Airlines require a change of aircraft via Istanbul. Resulting in a longer flight time but a shorter onward journey to start your holiday in your villa. There is more choice for flights to North Cyprus, and tickets are very competitive with our sister company www.GoNorthCyprus.com.
b. If your flight to Cyprus arrives in the south, you have a much greater range of airlines to choose from, including cheap flights from Easyjet. In order to reach your holiday villa in North Cyprus, you will need to cross the border, which gives you a longer travel time on the ground, but less time in the air.
Amy Villas recommends both options depending on budget and convenience for each client, and then travelling onward to your North Cyprus holiday villa or apartment. Crossing the border is as simple as entering any European country, involving brief passport formalities that usually take just a few minutes. You can also arrange your private taxi transfers from Larnaca Airport to Kyrenia with one-click during the online booking process.
Flights to Larnaca Airport, South Cyprus
Most tourist flights into south Cyprus arrive at Larnaca Airport, just three miles from the resort itself. Both scheduled and charter flights arrive daily into Larnaca from both London and regional UK airports, with flights taking around 4 hours 15 minutes.
With scheduled flights offered by airlines such as British Airways and KLM, and charter flights by airlines such as Monarch and Thomsons, it's well worth shopping around on cheap flight comparison web sites to secure the best deal for your villa holiday in North Cyprus. Check the airline's own web sites too for special offers.
Transfers from Larnaca Airport to your North Cyprus holiday villa
Order an Amy Villa transfer when you book your villa holiday with us, and you can relax, knowing our driver will be waiting for you in Arrivals when you land. Our friendly drivers always help with luggage, and will also know where you are staying. They will drive you swiftly and safely to the border with Northern Cyprus, and help you with your passport formalities (you may not even need to get out of the taxi!). Our Amy Villa transfers take around 90 minutes, depending on the location of your holiday villa in North Cyprus.
You can hire a car at Larnaca Airport and drive yourself, but that involves the stress of car hire paperwork at a crowded hire desk, potential arguments about bringing a south Cyprus car into North Cyprus, battling through the traffic from the hire car depot at Larnaca, navigating across south Cyprus, buying insurance at the border, etc! Let us save you the strain with an Amy Villas private taxi transfer instead!
Transfers from Paphos Airport to your North Cyprus holiday villa
There are also cheap flights from the UK and Europe to Paphos airport in western Cyprus. However, the small savings you can sometimes make with flights to Paphos rather than Larnaca flights are soon wiped out by the additional cost of a Paphos to North Cyprus transfer, due to the distances involved.
Flights to Ercan International Airport, North Cyprus
Ercan Airport is a spacious modern airport, just 7 miles from Nicosia and 20 miles from Kyrenia. All flights into Ercan make a brief stopover in Turkey before the 70 minute hop over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea to North Cyprus. Three main airlines offer flights to North Cyprus, each with a total journey time including stopover of about 6 hours. Please note that Ercan Airport is usually referred to on airline booking sites as Lefkosa (ECN) or Nicosia (ECN).
Pegasus Airlines are the newest airline flying to Ercan, and are very popular with holiday villa owners for their modern fleet and friendly service. Pegasus Airlines fly from London Stansted to Ercan via Istanbul, and you do not need to change planes. There are daily flights from Stansted to Ercan Airport.
Amy Villas recommend Pegasus Airlines - www.flight-cyprus.co.uk
Turkish Airlines (THY) fly from London Heathrow, Stansted and Manchester airports to Ercan International Airport in North Cyprus, via a stopover in Istanbul. With the Stansted service, you do not usually need to change planes, but a change is always required for services from Heathrow or Manchester. The flight to Istanbul takes around 3hrs 45mins, with the Istanbul-Ercan leg is a short 70 minute flight.
Transfers from Ercan Airport to your North Cyprus holiday villa
Order an Amy Villa transfer when you book your villa holiday with us, and we'll do all the work! Our private taxi driver will be waiting for you in Arrivals when you land, help with your luggage, then take you directly to your holiday villa in North Cyprus. Airport to villa transfers in North Cyprus are much shorter than those from the south, so on a good day, you could be by your Kyrenia holiday villa pool within 60 minutes of landing!
You can also collect your North Cyprus hire car at the airport and drive yourself to your villa, following the directions we can send on request. Alternatively, you can order your hire car to be delivered direct to your villa for rent in North Cyprus the next morning.
North Cyprus Car Hire and Rental
A rental car in North Cyprus gives you the freedom to explore this lovely country on your villa holiday at your own pace, from discovering the highest Crusader castle to parking right beside a glorious North Cyprus sandy beach. British drivers will feel right at home in North Cyprus, since they drive on the left as in the UK.
Hire car prices in North Cyprus are very reasonable at around £20 a day, and you have a choice of cars to choose from on your villa holiday, from compacts to jeeps. Your rental car price from Amy Villas is quoted for your whole stay, and includes all taxes, CDW with no excess, unlimited mileage, free additional drivers and free baby seats if required, items that many other car hire companies charge as extras. Just scroll down to the hire car option on your Amy Villas booking page and choose your car delivery option - and that's it!
If you wish, Amy Villas can deliver your car to Ercan Airport and you can drive to your rental villa yourself.
Hiring a Car in South Cyprus - Not Recommended
You can drive a south Cyprus hire car into North Cyprus, but you need to check your hire company allows this, and also buy extra insurance. The insurance you buy at the border is only third party, so you are not covered for any damage to the car while in North Cyprus, and also you will not have any breakdown service.
Amy Villas can help you start your holiday with the minimum of stress or fuss, with a private transfer organized by us from your Larnaca Airport to your holiday villa in North Cyprus. As you sit back and enjoy the start of your holiday, we will deliver your North Cyprus hire car direct to your villa. Easy!
As we've said before, you can hire a car in south Cyprus and drive into North Cyprus, but we consider the risk of driving in North Cyprus with only third party insurance and no breakdown recovery service, to be a hassle you can do without on your relaxing villa holiday! Compare this with all that's included at no extra charge in our North Cyprus car hire prices, (not to mention the additional fuel costs of driving to and from south Cyprus) and you'll soon realise that a North Cyprus hire car is not only safer but probably cheaper too.
Fly to the Sun with Amy Villas
Whichever flight to Cyprus you choose to reach your Amy Villas holiday villa, we know you'll feel on cloud nine as you unwind in the glorious sunshine of North Cyprus. Remember to click and reserve your airport taxi transfer when you book your Amy Villa online.
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