Larnaca International Airport is the primary gateway to Cyprus and the busiest of the island country's two major airports, along with the smaller Paphos International to the west. Larnaca Airport received 7.6 million passengers in 2015 and is located four kilometres south-west of its namesake city.
The airport opened to the public in February 1975 and the current terminal building began operation in November 2009. This single terminal handles both domestic and international flights, with 67 check-in counters and 48 departure gates. Departures can be found on the upper level, arrivals on the ground floor.
Flights arrive and depart Larnaca Airport from destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including British Airways flights to London, EgyptAir flights to Cairo and Gulf Air flights to Bahrain, among 60 other airlines. The airport was the hub of Cyprus Airways until the airline ceased operations in 2015.
Larnaca Airport has all the facilities you'd expect at an international airport, from financial services to dining venues. The airport has 3,700 square kilometres of retail space, including souvenir shops, international boutiques and duty-free outlets.
More facilities are available in the airport lounges. Any passenger can make use of the Swissport Executive Lounge for a fee, which includes dedicated reading, smoking and children's areas, Wi-Fi access and a business centre. The Aegean Business Lounge offers more extensive business and conference facilities, however access is limited to business class and gold membership fliers.
Getting to Larnaca city centre
Public Zinon Buses routes 417, 418, 419, 431 and 440 take you to different destinations around Larnaca. Whichever route you choose, a single journey costs €1 and tickets are paid for on board. The bus stop is on the road directly outside the departure area on the left hand side.
For a slightly higher price, you can take shuttle services direct to your Larnaca hotel offered by companies such as Kapnos Airport Shuttle and Limassol Airport Expres.
Airport taxis follow set rates, depending on your destination and the time of day. Expect to pay €15-€20 to the city centre, taking around 15 minutes, or €25-€30 to Larnaca Bay.
You'll see taxis as soon as you step outside the terminal, or you can make a booking in advance.
To hire a car from Larnaca Airport, head to the arrivals area to find counters for international agencies such as Avis, Dollar/Thrifty, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo, Petsas and Sixt. Take the B4 Highway to get to Larnaca in 10 to 20 minutes.
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Please note: all information is correct as of November, 2016.
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