Car Rental Paphos

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Paphos Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
KEM RENTAL CARS
$12.28 / per day
Paphos Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
KEM RENTAL CARS
$12.47 / per day
Paphos Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Global Rent a Car
$12.63 / per day
Paphos Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$12.75 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Paphos, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
KEM RENTAL CARS
$12.82 / per day
Paphos Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Global Rent a Car
$13.45 / per day
Paphos, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Splash or similar
Suzuki Splash
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
KEM RENTAL CARS
$14.00 / per day
Paphos Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$14.29 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Greek,
Turkish,
English
Currency
EUR
Country code
357
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$35.73 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Paphos?

Paphos is a great place to explore by car. Some of the famous beaches in Paphos are near the city center; however, many beautiful coastal areas can only be accessed with a private car. With your own vehicle you can also travel to historic sites, charming little inland villages, and other famous cities of Cyprus.

Top ways to enter Paphos

  • Paphos International Airport: Served by around 25 different airlines, Paphos Airport offers flights to and from many destinations in Europe, as well as some in the nearby Middle East. The airport is just 6.5km (4 miles) southeast of the city center and is easily reached by car.
  • Larnaca International Airport: The busiest international airport in Cyprus, Larnaca-Glafcos Clerides handles more than 8 million travelers every year. As of 2019, the airport is served by more than 60 different airlines. Larnaca Airport is less than two hours drive east of Paphos.
  • By ferry: It is also possible to travel to nearby Limassol by ferry and pick up a rental car at the Port of Limassol. Limassol is about an hour’s drive east of Paphos.

Useful city facts

Like the rest of Cyprus, Paphos has a subtropical semi-arid climate. Winters are mild, but quite wet while summers are hot and extremely dry with practically no precipitation from mid-May to September. The average temperature is 25°C  (77°F) in July and August, though significantly higher on many individual days. The average temperature is 12°C  (54°F) in January and February.

Inhabited by ancient Greeks and Romans, Paphos has an impressive history. According to legend, Paphos is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Because of its well-preserved remains, the entire city of Paphos is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its historical importance was the main reason why the city was selected as a European Capital of Culture in 2017.

Top destinations and activities

  • Paphos Archaeological Park. Containing a large part of an old Greek and Roman city, part of the Paphos Archaeological Park is still under excavation. Here you can visit lavish ancient villas like the House of Dionysos and the House of Theseus, see the ruins of the Odeon Theater, and marvel at the colorful mosaic floors.
  • The Tombs of the Kings. Although no ancient ruler actually ever lived here, this underground burial place carved into the rock is no less impressive. Eerie and awe-inspiring at the same time, some of the more luxurious resting places feature ornaments like Doric columns and frescoes on the walls. A must-visit if you’re ever in Paphos.
  • Aphrodite Water Park. With plenty of slides, rides, and wave machines, this water park is the perfect place for families and anyone else who ever goes tired of the beach. In addition to the mentioned attractions, the water park also offers different swimming pools, saunas, and a large, youthful crowd regardless of the season.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unlike most EU countries, Cyprus drives on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 100km/h (62mph) on highways, 80km/h (50mph) on most of the other motorways, 65km/h (40mph) on many countryside roads, and 50km/h (31mph) inside cities, villages, and other built-up areas.
  • While most national highways are in great shape, some countryside roads and mountainous inland roads can be in a considerably worse condition. Always plan your driving route in advance and look up the roads on which you are going to drive.
  • Like in other cities of Cyprus, many streets in Paphos can be quite narrow, so choosing a large rental car might result in some problems. On the other hand, some nature and mountainous areas might require a rather powerful vehicle to travel safely. Many 4x4 vehicles are available for rent in Paphos. 
  • Compared to many other European countries, Cypriot drivers like to use their car horns quite a lot. It might come as a bit of a cultural shock, but do not get upset about this - nobody means any harm, it is just a part of the local driving culture.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.02% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide license ban, or even imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

Although there have been plans to introduce them in the future, as of May 2019 there are no toll roads in Cyprus.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Troodos Mountains. A large mountain range in the center of Cyprus, Troodos has impressive vistas, forest hiking paths, highland villages with ancient churches, and slopes for skiing in the winter. The mountains are also home to many unique and endangered species like the Cypriot Mouflon. Thanks to the scenic serpentine roads, the area is especially enjoyable to travel through by car. The nearest part of the mountains is less than one hour’s drive north of Paphos.
  • Dhiarizos. A beautiful river valley not far from the small village of Nikoklia, Dhiarizos is another calm green area. A perfect place for birdwatching and long walks in nature, it feels like another world when compared to the crowded beaches of the coast. Dhiarizos is just a 30-minute drive east of Paphos, but if you don’t feel like traveling back to the city, you can stay at one of the family-run guest houses in the area.
  • Limassol. The second city of Cyprus is a famous beach destination, with its long and golden shores attracting visitors from all over Europe. Not as well known, but just as exciting are its old magnificent castles and churches, distinct colorful neighborhoods, and many local festivals. Located on the Akrotiri Bay about 74km (46 miles) east of Paphos, Larnaca can be reached in about one hour by car.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Paphos is the Nissan Micra, although many travelers also pick the Kia Picanto and the Suzuki Splash. The most popular rental car type is an economy, followed by mini and compact.

Further destinations

  • Larnaca. Known for its salt lake that is home to flocks of flamingos every winter, beautiful churches and mosques, and some of the best diving opportunities in Europe, Larnaca is a place that’s hard to leave. It takes about two hours to reach by car from Paphos, with most of the road winding east right along the coast.
  • Nicosia. The atmosphere divided capital is quite different than its coastal counterparts. It is known for its Old Town with the Venetian walls, many impressive museums like the Byzantine Museum and the Nicosia Municipal Arts Center, and plenty of atmosphere to savor. About 158km (98 miles) east of Nicosia, it can be reached in two hours by car.
  • Ayia Napa. The easternmost city of Cyprus is named Saint Napa after its patron saint. It’s not known whether he approves of the city’s hedonistic lifestyle, but it’s hard to argue against Ayia Napa’s title as the party capital of Cyprus (and, indeed, the Eastern Mediterranean). The very central Nissi Beach and Makronissos Beach are where it’s at with beach bars, DJs, and countless parties creating the atmosphere. Should you ever grow tired of the festivities, drive to the nearby Grecian Bay Beach, the quietest tranquil spot in the area. Ayia Napa is 215km (133 miles) east of Paphos and can be reached in about two and a half hours.

How can I save money on my rental car?

Try these simple tricks to get a good car rental deal in Paphos:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Paphos is the cheapest in February when renting a car is a whopping 74% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top Cities near Paphos

  1. Larnaca Car Rentals from $12.28 per day
    105.5 km / 65.5 miles away

Top 3 Locations near Paphos

  1. Paphos Airport Car Rentals from $12.28 per day
  2. Paphos, Downtown Car Rentals from $12.28 per day
  3. Larnaca Airport Car Rentals from $12.28 per day
    105.5 km / 65.5 miles away

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Paphos?

Car rental prices in Paphos vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Paphos
$18.22
January
$11.15
February
$30.26
March
$41.64
April
$37.28
May
$33.73
June
$28.21
July
$49.37
August
$60.55
September
$53.70
October
$71.47
November
$71.47
December
The best month to rent a car in Paphos is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $11.15). This is 74% cheaper than the yearly average and 84% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $71.47 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Paphos?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in February, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in March, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Paphos
8
January
10
February
6
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
8
October
8
November
9
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Paphos?

While travelers visit Paphos year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is September, and the least popular is December.
Paphos Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
93%
January
94%
February
84%
March
96%
April
110%
May
60%
June
85%
July
113%
August
171%
September
139%
October
112%
November
42%
December

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Nissan Note
September 8, 2019
Perfect for uk residents as you drive on the left in cyprus, a rental car lets you discover the real Cyprus away from the holiday resorts a must for all visitors
Sweden
Suzuki Alto
August 31, 2019
we travelled all around Cyprus. different beaches, different historical attractions. deffinitely would recommend to rent a car
United Kingdom
Kia Ceed
August 20, 2019
Easiest place in the world to drive, if you're from the UK, as they drive on the same side of the road. The roads are pretty quiet too.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
August 14, 2019
Lots more to see when hiring a car. Cyprus is more than just the beach resorts. Get up into the mountains. Visit wineries. Go explore.
United Kingdom
Kia Ceed
August 13, 2019
Surrounding areas very nice
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
July 28, 2019
Paphos is a beautiful place with the bonus of driving on the same side of the road. Would definitely recommend visiting.
United Kingdom
Nissan Note
June 13, 2019
we have been to Paphos every year and wouldn't change it
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto 2013
May 13, 2019
Plenty of beautiful and interesting places to visit and unlimited mileage and reliability makes the holiday.
United Kingdom
Toyota Rush
March 14, 2019
Hire a buggy when going towards Blue Lagoon normal cars can't go there.. but be careful very rough uneven roads. Also roads towards Lara Bay beach as quite uneven but all part of the adventure!
United Kingdom
Skoda Octavia
March 6, 2019
Don't take your eyes of the road
Israel
Kia Picanto
February 9, 2019
It easy to drive in Cyprus, even for those of us used to driving on the right side. No need to hesitate renting a car.
United Kingdom
Kia Ceed
December 20, 2018
I hade good experience with a KEM car hire. Very helpfull staff.
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
November 16, 2018
We love Cyprus in general and the surrounding area. We particularly like the surrounding country side, the Akamas and northern coastline.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
October 22, 2018
Paphos is a good liveley resort specifically suited for families and mature tourists (if you are young and enjoy clubbing and late night life it may not be your type of resort).
United Kingdom
Ford Focus 5d
October 15, 2018
Paphos is a great place to visit with lots to see Tomb of the Kings, the Harbour the Churches and lots of lovely beaches
United States of America (USA)
Opel Astra Cabrio
October 3, 2018
Paphos was ok. I would recommend renting a car so you could explore the island itself. The island was really fun to explore.
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
September 14, 2018
paphos is an ideal place to visit and if you get off the beaten track to the villages it is magic
United Kingdom
Opel Zafira 5+2
September 4, 2018
Similar to driving over in England.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
August 26, 2018
Great island with lots to see other than just the beaches! Fantastic holiday
Jordan
Toyota Rush
August 14, 2018
We have rented cars in Paphos and Larnaca airports many times as we come to Cyprus at least four times a year, this car that we've rented was the worse. Moreover, we weren't happy with the way the lady met us. She started the meeting by scolding us that she didn't have details of our flight, and that we were (SO LUCKY) that the car was still available, as we were a bit delayed as many other passengers by the procedures at the passport control desk. We could not wait to drop back the car and rented instead of it from Europe car a new car that met the value of what we payed for it.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
July 15, 2018
Lovely island friendly happy people. Roads are good easy to get around plenty of places to eat and drink. overall great
Italy
Nissan Serena
June 8, 2018
Lot of speed control, therefore respect the speed limits. Remember people is driving on the left. Pay attention to the tourist coming from countries where they drive on the rigth.

Top 11 Suppliers for Paphos in 2019

Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.2
00357 26 080 730
B6, Timi, Cyprus
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9
35722030898
Paphos Airport Arrivals
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
00357 26 422 288
Paphos Airport Road, Timi, Paphos 8507
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+35726822633
AIRPORT TERMINAL
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
0035 725 312 345
Paphos International Airport, Paphos
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
00357 24 205 666
Office Located In Arrivals Hal
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
0035 799 847 202 / 0035 725 431 187
2 Michalis Adamides, Mandria Paphos 8504, Mandria
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
00357 7 009 095 / 00357 95 951 211
Paphos International Airport, Paphos Airport Terminal, -
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+357-26-040371
Timi Village
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 7.1
+35726822633
AIRPORT TERMINAL

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