Paphos Airport (PFO), located in western Cyprus is a great choice if you want a less crowded arrival destination. Even though public transport has improved on the island, hiring a car is still the quickest, easiest, and cost-effective way to explore the island. There are several Paphos Airport car hire options through agencies, so you don't even have to think about public transport. You can book through KAYAK for good rates.
Car hire at Paphos Airport gives you easy access to key locations like Limassol, which is a 45-min drive using the A6, which is easily accessible from the airport. Use your hired car to explore Paphos itself, or drive west to Akamas Peninsula National Park and the Baths of Aphrodite, which you can reach via the E711 and B7 in just less than an hour.
While you should check the requirements of each company that provides car hire at Paphos Airport, the basic documents you need are your driver's licence, as well as the licences of all nominated drivers you want to add. The booking confirmation is also needed, and a credit card in the main driver's name. You should also make sure that your credit card has a high enough credit limit to cover the excess quoted on the booking confirmation. Remember, if you are missing any documents, you will have to use public transport.
Because car rental is so popular, if you make a booking on arrival, you may have to pay a higher daily rate or miss out on a car big enough for everyone in your group (or all your luggage). It's better to pre-book your car, and it saves you time when you pick it up as well. Nobody likes wasting time on paperwork when they want to go to the beach. Because Cyprus has good weather all year round, we suggest you make sure your car has an air conditioner.
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FAQs about renting a car at Paphos Airport
Europcar and Budget provide fully sanitised cars. Keep a lookout for the special notice when you make your booking through KAYAK. Most of the service providers, including Europcar, Budget, Get Your Car, Firefly and Sixt also allow unlimited mileage and some free insurance perks like a collision damage waiver, theft protection, cancellations, and amendments. If you want a free additional driver, and you would like a Meet and Greet service for that personal touch, you can always book through Auto Union. Green Motion allows a free additional driver, Meet and Greet, as well as pre-registration for a seamless experience.
You can find 10 companies located inside the terminal. When you exit baggage reclaim, enter the Arrivals lobby and the company desks will be on your left-hand side. If you booked a Meet and Greet service, the representative will meet you in the Arrivals lobby.
Remembering some essential things will definitely save you money and hassle when you book a car. Because car rentals here are very competitive, take advantage of booking early and choose providers that have a full-to-full or same-to-same fuel policy (this saves you the refilling fee). Cars are billed on a 24-hour basis, so try to return your car at the end of a full 24-hour period. If you return it an hour late, you may as well keep it the extra day.
We always suggest that you check the car thoroughly for any damage, preferably with the attendant present. If you find any damage, report it immediately so they can make a note of it. When you don't have an unlimited mileage rental, it's also a good idea to take photos of the mileage meter when you pick up the car, and when you drop it off, should there be a dispute. Lastly, remember to familiarise yourself with the car and the controls before you start your trip.
On average a rental car at Paphos Airport costs C$ 30 per day.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Paphos Airport to off-airport locations include KEM RENTAL CARS, and Global Rent A Car.