Larnaca Taxis provides your exclusive transportation when visiting Cyprus. Our drivers speak fluent English, can answer your questions about Cyprus and serve as your personal driver greeting you and getting you where you need to go. Larnaca Taxis are dedicated to providing a high-quality service at very competitive rates. Please visit our fares page to see a list of our standard fares.
Larnaca Taxis pride ourselves on a professional taxi and transfer service and use only top quality vehicles. Your taxi journeys and experiences in Cyprus are part of your holiday and we want to ensure you enjoy your time.
Don’t pay anything on-line. You pay the driver at your destination. We monitor your flight and will be at the airport for you on your arrival, without any extra charges for delays. Having passed through customs, passengers will be welcomed by the driver with a name card.
Please contact us at any time to assist in planning your taxi trips and transfers in Cyprus.
Larnaca Airport was hastily developed towards the end of 1974 after the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey on 20 July of the same year, which forced the closure of Nicosia International Airport. The site on which it was built (near the Larnaca Salt Lake), had been previously used as an airfield in the 1930s and, subsequently, as a military installation by the British forces. Larnaca International opened on 8 February 1975, with only limited infrastructure facilities and a prefabricated set of buildings comprising separate halls for departures and arrivals. The first airlines to use the new airport were Cyprus Airways using Viscount 800s leased from British Midland and Olympic Airways using NAMC YS-11s. Initially, the runway at Larnaca International was too short for jet aircraft.
The status of Cyprus as a major tourist destination means that air traffic has steadily risen to over 5 million passengers a year. Larnaca Taxis can assist you whilst travelling throughout Cyprus. This is double the capacity the airport was first designed for. For this reason, a tender was put out in 1998 to develop the airport further and increase its capacity. Already completed elements of the expansion include a new control tower, fire station, runway extension, and additional administrative offices. The surrounding road network was improved by upgrading the B4 road and by completing the A3 Motorway. A new junction has been constructed near the new terminal. The new terminal was built some 500–700 m (1,600–2,300 ft) west of the old terminal, adjacent to the new control tower, with new aprons and jetways. The old terminal building is slated to be partially demolished and refurbished as a cargo centre, and is currently used as a private terminal for visiting heads of state, VIPs, and private aircraft operators.
Most holiday visitors arrive at Larnaca International Airport which is located about 7km south-west of the city centre. There are regular bus services into the resort , plenty of taxi cabs outside the main arrivals hall and car rental desks inside the teminal. Roads a generally good, if a little congested, and motorways meet nearby taking traffic west to Paphos on the A5 and A6 , east to Ayia Napa on the A3 and the A2 north to Nicosia
The main bus station is in Leoforos Athinon Avenue and there are urban buses running local routes and and inter-city buses to all the main resorts such as Limassol, Paphos, Nicosia, Ayia Napa and Protaras. Bus timetable and fares are found at the bus station and in tourist information offices.
There are plenty of taxis available in Larnaca and they can be hailed on the street or booked by telephone. There are also dozens of car, moped and bicycle rental outfits.
There’s the wide range of hotels, apartments and villas as you would expect to find in any large holiday resort in Cyprus. A few hotels are high end but most are middle range family apartments. There are plenty of budget apartments too, with a hostel near St Lazaros Church and beach camping about 8km to the east.
Larnaca restaurants bars and clubs
Larnaca is a family-type resort with a sedate air and with any number of restaurants bars and cafes to suit all tastes and Larnaca Taxis can help you reach all these quality facilities. Most clubs are clustered along Agiou Antoniou, known locally as Bar Street. Most are noisy and raucous, catering for the younger tourist crowd.
There are at least 10 clubs dotted around the town, for those seeking a livelier time with The Corridor considered the best, though the music is mostly Greek pop. Others in the frame include Club Prime, Memphis and Venue. There are the usual British style pubs and eight clubs, some specialising in UK music while others opt for a more pan-European taste.