Transportation


Buses

There are four types of buses in Cyprus that can help you move around:

- Transurban buses that link all towns on a daily basis and with frequent routes

- Rural buses that link almost all villages with the nearest city but with limited frequency once or twice daily except Sundays.

- Urban buses that link different areas within the cities and operate frequently during daytime. In certain tourist areas, during summer period, their routes are extended till late in the evening.

- Buses for airport transfers.

Taxis

There are three types of taxi services available, covering the entire island:

- Transurban service which offers the opportunity to share a taxi with 4 - 7 other passengers. It provides connection between all major cities of Cyprus, every half an hour, from Monday to Friday starting at 06:00 in the morning until 18:00 in the evening. On Saturdays and Sundays the service finishes an hour earlier at 17:00. Seats can be booked by phone or online from the providing companies.

- Rural service operates in village areas and can only be hired from and to their base station. These taxis are not equipped with taximeters and charging is based on kilometre/tariff rate.

An indication of the charges is listed below:

Tariff I: Single trip 0,63 Euro per kilometre.

Tariff II: Single trip from 20:30 – 06:00 0,715 Euro per kilometre.

Tariff III: Return trip 0,49 Euro per kilometre.

Tariff IV: Return trip from 20:30 – 06:00 0,63 Euro per kilometre.

For every luggage weighing more than 12 kg 0,63 Euro per piece.

Delay or waiting time charge:

For tariff I and III 14,45 Euro per hour.

For tariff II and IV 18,821 Euro per hour.

Minimum Charge: 3,64 Euro.

- Urban service is a 24hours service provided in all cities. Taxis can be booked or hired on the street. Urban taxis are obligatory provided with taximetres and charging commences upon the entering of a passenger in the taxi. An indication of the charges is listed below:

From 06:01 - 20:30:

Initial charge 3,42 Euro

Fare per km 0,73 Euro

Delay or waiting time per hour 13,66 Euro

For every luggage weighing more than 12kg 1,20 Euro

Public Holidays surcharge 1,96 Euro

From 20:31 - 06:00:

Initial charge 4,36 Euro

Fare per kilometre 0,85 Euro

Delay or waiting time per hour 15,71 Euro

For every luggage weighing more than 12kg 1,20 Euro

During the following public Holidays, taxis charge an extra supplement of 1,96 Euro per ride: 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December, 1st January, Good Friday, Good Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and 1st May.

The transport of pets is allowed only when they are carried in small pet-carrying boxes and the charge in such cases is 0,55 Euro per pet.

Cruises

A number of short cruises sail from Cyprus with trips lasting typically between two-to-five days on board large and comfortable ships. You can either book while on holiday in Cyprus or through tour operators abroad who feature the cruises in their holiday brochures.There are also many short boat trips from and to various destinations around the island sailing from almost all marinas and fishing shelters.

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