EARLI 2015


Travelling to Limassol, Cyprus

Cyprus, located at the meeting point of Asia, Europe and Africa sees thousands of passengers patronize a wide variety of international airlines. As from May 2004 Cyprus is a full member of the European Community thus travelling to Cyprus is very easy.  The documentation required varies, depending on your nationality. You will require a valid passport to enter the country while a national identity card is acceptable also from citizens coming from European Union countries, Switzerland , Iceland , Liechtenstein and Norway provided it bears a photo. Please be aware that many participants may require a visa for entry in Cyprus. It is the delegate’s responsibility to arrange this. To know more about the visa requirements please check this page. 





Limassol is served by Larnaca International Airport and Paphos International Airport which are both located around 70 km from the city centre. Both airports are large aviation hubs for Cyprus and operate flights to and from major cities all over Europe. Cyprus has two (2) airports:
•    The Larnaca International Airport, which is located about 5km (3 miles) from Larnaca town centre and 77km (47 miles) from Limassol.
For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Larnaca).
•    The Paphos International Airport, which is located about 67km (41 miles) from Limassol. For more information, maps and flight schedules please visit the Cyprus Airports Official Website (Paphos).
NOTICE: Please note that currently there is a third airport operating on the island: Ercan Airport which is not recognized by the Republic of Cyprus authorities. Thus travelers entering the Republic of Cyprus via this airport are in breach of national law. This has the following consequences:
•    Nationals of non-European countries will not be allowed to cross to the south of the island if they arrive at the Ercan Airport. They will have to fly back out of the island and re-enter through either Larnaca or Paphos in order to attend the conference.
•    For every conference participant, including EU citizens, if any difficulties arise either upon your arrival at Ercan Airport or during your travel from the airport to the south of the island, which is where the conference will be taking place, the Local Organizing Committee will not be able to offer any assistance.
For these reasons, you are urged to fly to one of Larnaca or Paphos International Airports.


Airport Transfers to venue
Both airports have reliable and frequent transport links to downtown Limassol that include buses and taxis. Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from/to the airport:
•    Private taxi Transfers
Arrange for transfers by taxi. These transfers are bookable online. These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is guaranteed.
•    Airport Taxis
Get an airport taxi on arrival to the airport. Taxis are plentiful (at times one may have to wait) and can be hailed from outside Arrivals, but be sure to use only official vehicles. Journeys into downtown Limassol have a journey time of around 60 minutes and cost around €70 (prices may vary depending on the time of arrival). Cheaper fares can be found if you take advantage of shared taxi services.
•    Car rentals
Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers.
•    Public Transportation
There is a shuttle bus service (Limassol Airport Express) available from outside the terminal which runs every two hours from 7.40am to 4.10pm, everyday. Tickets can be purchased from the driver and cost €9. For more information and the timetable visit their webpage: www.airportshuttlebus.eu
The following websites provide further information on airport transfers from:


To know more about important tips regarding your travel and stay, check here.


Source of text: Cyprus Tourism Organisation Page, Limassol city Local Travel Information and city guide

Source of Images: Cyprus Island