In terms of North Cyprus Distances – nowhere is that far to drive in Cyprus! From the most south-westerly tip of the Akamas Peninsula in the south of the island to St Andrew’s Monastery at the far north-easterly tip of the Karpaz Peninsula, the drive would be around 186miles (300km) and take you about 4.5 hours.

Are distances measured in miles or Kilometers in North Cyprus?

Despite North Cyprus having been a British colony and despite the cars driving on the left as in the UK, all road signs and North Cyprus distances are calculated in Kilometers, not miles. The maximum official speed limit is 100km per hour (62 miles per hour).

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Driving distances in North Cyprus.

Here are some of the most common routes and driving times for those travelling by car in North Cyprus. Some of the roads in North Cyprus are very good and some are less good – and speed limits vary wildly with traffic cameras regularly placed on certain roads. The harbour town of Kyrenia (Girne) and cities of Famagusta and Nicosia (Lefkosa) also suffer from traffic congestion at rush hour times, so this will obviously increase your driving time if part of your route.

Most visitors and residents live near to either Kyrenia or Famagusta towns, so here are the average driving distances from these two main city hubs.

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Driving Distances from Famagusta City

Famagusta City distance to Lefkosa (Nicosia) centre = 69km. 1 hour.
Famagusta City distance to Girne (Kyrenia) = 48km. 1 hour 6 minutes.
Famagusta City distance to Bogaz = 25km. 28 minutes
Famagusta City distance to Ercan Airport. = 47 km. 36 minutes.
Famagusta City distance to Larnaca Airport (including border crossing) = 62 km. 1 hour 5 minutes.
Famagusta City to Guzelyurt = 93km. 1.40 minutes

Lovely Kyrenia Castle Picture North Cyprus

Driving Distances from Kyrenia Town

Kyrenia town distance to Ercan airport = 42 km. 50 minutes.
Kyrenia town distance to Larnaca Airport (including border crossing) = 76 km. 1 hour 20 minutes.
Kyrenia town distance to Famagusta City = 49km. 1 hour 30 minutes.
Kyrenia town distance to Nicosia (Lefkosa) centre = 30 km. 40 minutes.
Kyrenia town distance to Esentepe village = 22km. 26 minutes.
Kyrenia town distance to Tatlisu coast = 34 km. 36 minutes
Kyrenia town distance to Lapta village= 16 km. 10 minutes.
Kyrenia town distance to Karsiyaka village = 20 km. 30 minutes.
Kyrenia town distance to Kayalar = 30 km. 38 minutes
Kyrenia town to Karpaz/St Andrew’s Monastery = 96km. 1.5 hours.
Kyrenia town distance to Guzelyurt = 53 km. 45 minutes.

You can also check distances and driving times on google – as well as a website called Distantias which lists Cyprus as a country to check.

Save yourself the hassle of driving on a North Cyprus International (NCI) inspection trip!
If you come on a 3 or more day inspection visit with NCI, let us take the strain out of driving. You will be collected from your hotel at around 10 am each morning and driven in the comfort of an air-conditioned high-quality vehicle to see properties in all the main areas of North Cyprus. For information contact North Cyprus International (NCI) in the UK or Cyprus on +44 207 112 8086 or +90 548 861 0600.