Most visitors to Northern Cyprus arrive at one of the international airports in either south or North Cyprus, although there are also passenger and car ferries to Kyrenia from Turkey – running largely in the summer months. One advantage which North Cyprus has for visitors is the huge range of airlines arriving into the island. British and Commonwealth passport holders have the choice either to;
There are no buses into Northern Cyprus from the south of the island although TRNC car hire companies will arrange subsidised taxi pick ups from Larnaca to take you to your car in the North. There are some buses from Ercan Lefkosa airport in the north to various of the North Cyprus cities.
Larnaca International Airport in South Cyprus is a transit hub for schedule and charter flights from airports all over the world, including London and other major UK airports, European airports, the UAE, other Middle East airports and beyond Many visitors from the UK use airlines including Easyjet, Monarch, British Airways, Cyprus Airways, Thomas Cook and Thomson. Those visiting Northern Cyprus generally land at Larnaca rather than Paphos which is further away from most of the border crossing points and will incur higher taxi fares if you wish to travel directly to the North of the island from there, although those picking up a suitable car hire may enjoy the beautiful though windy journey to the north up the West Coast via Polis or over the Troodos mountains!
If you hold a non-European or non-Commonwealth passport and are coming to Northern Cyprus you will need a Schengen visa to enter via Larnaca. In this case, it may be easier to arrive via Ercan (Lefkosa) airport in the North using an airline which stops in Turkey on the way such as Turkish Airlines or Pegasus. There are no advance visa requirements for any visitor to Northern Cyprus and a standard 90 day visa is issued to all nationalities at the border or at Ercan Airport. If you need more information on how to get to Northern Cyprus do contact our helpdesk or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org .