EARLI 2015


Transportation in Limassol

Getting around in Limassol is relatively easy since it is a small city with four main roads running parallel to each other from west to east. Going around the city in a rented car is possible but tourists are advised to make use of Limassol’s array of public transportation options. EMEL Bus Company, Peal Troodos, Digenis Caves and Travel Express taxis will transport you no matter your destination. Below is some valuable, practical information for your stay.


Getting Around Limassol by Car
In the past, driving a car around Limassol was a frustrating experience, particularly in the tourist areas and old town. However, with the introduction of the highway bridges, traffic jams have been kept to the minimum, a definite respite for tourists. Driving in Limassol is akin to UK that follows left hand side of the road. Depending on your budget and family requirements, take the time necessary to select the choicest car. Decide whether you want the comfort of an air-conditioned car or a breath of fresh air that only a convertible can give. Apart from the financial benefits, car rental in Limassol has its own advantages. You have the freedom to explore the area at your own convenience. The city offers numerous car rental agencies for travellers, however, while taking a car on rent, ensure that the rental group supports round the clock breakdown service, so here's your chance to explore the nooks and corners of this coastal city.

NOTICE: Be sure to put on your seatbelt and keep the speed limit to 50 km/hour, while driving, remember not to use your mobile or you will incur a fine. There are regular checks to monitor drinking limits of drivers, in case the driver is caught with a limit over 22 micrograms, a fine is levied on the spot.

Getting Around Limassol by Bus
Getting around Limassol is fairly easy as the city’s public transportation has been upgraded through an efficient, cost effective bus service promoted by the EMEL bus company. The ticket cost is €1.50 for a one way ticket, €2.50 for a nightly, €5.00 for a daily, whilst there is also the option of a weekly ticket for the price of €15.00. The buses travel between all popular resorts of the city as well as rural areas and their frequency is also quite good. There are a number of frequent routes and timetables on how to get to and from the conference venue by bus. To know more about these options, check here. For more information on routes and timetables check the bus service website.
Getting Around Limassol by Taxi
Flagging a taxi in Limassol is fairly easy since they are widely used in tourist neighborhoods, hotels and airports.  Taxi's in Limassol are expensive compared to public transport or a shared taxi, however taxi's allow freedom to travel at any given time and day, and there is a plentiful of taxi stops everywhere in the city centre and the seaside. If you wish to travel in style, limousine service is also available on hire.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a cheaper option, shared taxis, such as inter-city taxes which are 4-8 seated shared minibuses are a rather flexible choice to getting around in Limassol. Travel Express taxi is the Intercity taxi service in Limassol. Though the price of catching a shared taxi is much more of the cost of catching a bus, it is still cost effective. With a fare as low as €9.50 you may take a trip to the neighboring towns of Limassol with ease. Popular routes taken by shared taxis operate between Limassol and Paphos, Limassol and Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia, and Limassol and Troodos. Inter-city taxis run every half hour from Monday to Friday: 06:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday: 07:00 to 17:00.

Getting Around Limassol on a bike
Limassol is naturally adapted to cycling with abundance of nature trails ideal for cycling expeditions to explore the city and its interior. Limassol promotes various non racing cycling events to help excursions along the mountains and forests. Using a sharing bike system run by Nextbike company, cycles are easily available at different points in the city. For more information and prices check here.

Local Recommendations Guide for EARLI 2015 delegates

Check back soon in this page for our Local Recommendations Guide (pdf document), full of tips and good advice for what to do and see in Limassol outside the conference. All information is being carefully selected by the members of the EARLI 2015 local organizing committee!


Source of text: Limassol city, Local Travel Information and city guide    

Source of Image: Limassol Blog