Most people fly into Cyprus, arriving at either one of the island’s two International Airport. Airfares depend on season; you’ll pay the highest fares in peak season (June – August) and you’ll get the best prices in low season.
There are daily flights from all the major UK airports to Paphos and larnaca International Airport. Flight times are in range of 4.5 hours and you can find flights from all the London airports. The following airlines (but not limited to) fly to Cyprus:
Larnaca International Airport
Laraca International Airport is the main airport for Cyprus. Travel distance to Paphos is 1.5 hours and you can reach Nicosia in 50 minutes.
Pathos International Airport
Pathos International Airport is approximately 12km from Paphos and well served by bus and taxi network.
It is not possible to fly directly from the UK to the northern part of Cyprus. Under the terms of the International Convention on Civil Aviation of 1944, flights can only operate legally to the international airports designated by the Republic of Cyprus.
Crossing the ‘Green Line’
A buffer zone, known as the ‘Green Line’, was established following hostilities in 1974. It is patrolled by UN peace keeping forces, dividing the island from the coast north west of Morphou through Nicosia to Famagusta. It is possible to visit the northern part of Cyprus by using any one of the official crossing points on the ‘Green Line’. There are no longer any restrictions on how long you can stay in the northern part of Cyprus if you cross over.
The crossing points are:
Ledra Palace in central Nicosia (Pedestrians Only)
Ledra Street in central Nicosia (Pedestrians only)
Agios Dometios in Nicosia
Limnitis in the hills above Kato Pygros
Plya to cross into the north from Larnaca
Astromeritis near Morphou
Strovila is the easternmost crossing point
There are no strict border formalities for EU citizens at the green line but you’ll need your passport. You’ll not get a stamp on your passport but on an accompanying document.