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Sponsoring Airline - Airports - Airport Transfers - Visa Requirements - General Info - Distances


Sponsoring Airline

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Conditions:
Booking period: Now until October 28th, 2018
Valid for flights to Larnaca via Vienna and return as of October 16th, 2018 until November 4th, 2018 (final date for return flight) on flights operated by Austrian Airlines.


Airports

Cyprus is served by two International Airports; Larnaca International Airport, (LCA) and Paphos International Airport, (PFO). More than 50 International Airlines connect Cyprus to the whole world; for more details regarding flights to/from Cyprus, please visit the official website of both airports at www.hermesairports.com. Furthermore, domestic communication between both airports and all the major cities on the island is very quick and easy via an extensive highway system.


Airport Transfers

Please note that participants have the following options for their transfers from / to the airport:


Private Taxi Transfers

Arrange for transfers by taxi through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences. These transfers are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org. These transfers can be private (max 3 persons) or shared, are inclusive of meet and assist, and the service is quaranteed.

Note: There will be a person waiting for you after Customs Formalities with a sign stating the conference name. You simply need to tell your name to the taxi driver, so that he can escort you to your taxi for you trip to your hotel.


Airport Taxis

Participants may get an airport taxi on arrival at the airport. Service is generally very good, but at times one may have to wait and prices may vary depending on the time of arrival.


Car rentals

Participants may opt to hire a car during their stay, and thus use it for their airport transfers. Cars may be reserved through the conference coordinator, EasyConferences at special conference rates and are bookable online through www.easyconferences.org.

Note: On arrival please proceed to the booth of 'Astra Car Rental' company and the staff there (present 24/7) will be able to assist you. You do not need a voucher. Simply mention your name and provide them with your driving license.

The booth of 'Astra Car Rental' Company is located at:
i. Larnaca Airport: after the exit Custom Formalities, opposite you, slightly to the left.
ii. Paphos Airport: opposite you as soon as you exit Custom Formalities

Please note that the Car Hire Daily Rates are valid for 24 hours. Each daily rental period starts from the moment that the car is picked up and is valid for 24 hours after that. In case that a car is kept for a period exceeding 24 hours then the renter will be charged for an additional day.

Cars picked up from either Larnaca or Paphos airports in Cyprus are subject to an Airport Charge of 20 Euro to be paid locally.


Public Transportation

Please note that Cyprus has a comprehensive public bus network, with extensive inner-city routes and also major city and airport connections. You can find more information at Cyprusbybus.com. If you require specific information, please click here and select your desired city.

Larnaca Airport to Limassol
Step 1: From Larnaca Airport use the Limassol Airport Express coaches (50 minutes shuttle service) in order to reach Limassol city (last bus stop “Saint George Havouzas” – shuttle bus stop). Please visit their webpage for more information and timetable: www.limassolairportexpress.eu.
Step 2: Afterwards, you can use Limassol public buses ‘EMEL’ to find a route to your accommodation hotel. Please visit their webpage www.limassolbuses.com for routes and timetables. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

To view a complete map of available routes, please click here and download the Urban Routes PDF.

Paphos Airport to Limassol
Option 1:
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can take the direct service to Limassol (Ag. Georgios Havouzas bus stop); handled by Limassol Airport Express coaches (45 minutes shuttle service). You may visit www.limassolairportexpress.eu to check the timetable that matches your flight.
Step 2: Afterwards, you can use Limassol public buses ‘EMEL’ to find a route to your accommodation hotel. Please visit their webpage www.limassolbuses.com for routes and timetables. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

To view a complete map of available routes, please click here and download the Urban Routes PDF.

Option 2:
Step 1: Once you arrive at Paphos Airport, you can use the public bus route 613 to reach Pervola-Karavela Station. Please visit ‘OSYPA Buses’ website atwww.pafosbuses.com to find map and timetable.
Step 2: From Pervola-Karavela Station use the Public Bus Company ‘Intercity Buses': www.intercity-buses.com to get to Limassol City (New Port Station).
Step 3: At the New Port Station in Limassol you can hop on ‘EMEL Buses’ to reach your hotel. Please visit ‘EMEL Buses’ routes and timetable at:www.limassolbuses.com. Alternatively, you can get a taxi to drop you off to your hotel.

To view a complete map of available routes, please click here and download the Urban Routes PDF.


Visa Requirements

Reminder: You should apply for a visa in good time, in case of any delays during processing.

If you require a visa invitation or confirmation letter, please email us at info@easyconferences.eu.


Important note for travelers

As Cyprus is a candidate country bound to join the Schengen Area, Residents of non-EU countries who hold valid multiple-entry Schengen visas must first pass through a full Schengen member territory in order to utilize the visa in Cyprus. The Schengen Visa holder is allowed to travel to Cyprus directly from a Schengen member country without applying for a National Cypriot visa and stay in the Republic of Cyprus for the duration of their Schengen visa.

The above arrangements do not apply for persons holding a Turkish or Azerbaijani passport. If you are affected, please visit the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on how to apply for a Cyprus Visa.

For further information, please check the European Commission website regarding Schengen Visas.

Schengen zone

Schengen Area as of 1/7/2013

Where Visas are being issued

Visas will be issued by all the Diplomatic Missions (Embassies and General Consulates) of the Republic of Cyprus, and by all the Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Cyprus abroad in their respective countries. Additionally visas can also be issued by the British High Commissions / Embassies in the following countries:

ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, BAHREIN, HONG KONG, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KUWAIT, OMAN, SWITZERLAND, SUDAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (ABU DHABI, DUBAI) and UZBEKISTAN.

For the latest information please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.


General Info

  • The voltage on the island is 240 volts, socket outlets are of flat 3 pin-type (UK).
  • English is the second language and is understood by almost everyone on the island. French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian are also widely spoken.
  • The currency of the Republic is the Euro.
  • Banks in Cyprus open for the public from 08:30 to 13:30 midday, Monday to Friday. Certain banks in tourist areas open during the afternoon.
  • All types of medication are available in well stocked pharmacies all over Cyprus.
  • Telephone: Country code is +357. Cyprus automatic telephone dialing system reaches 206 countries. Telecards can be purchased from Post Offices, kiosks and souvenir shops.
  • There are two international airports in Cyprus, at Larnaca and Pafos.
  • The two main ports are in Limassol (Lemesos) and Larnaca.
  • Cyprus is a full member of the European Union.

Distances

From

To

Distance in km/miles

Distance in minutes

Larnaca Airport (LCA)

Nicosia City

52 km (32.4mi)

35 min

 

Limassol City

67 km (41.7mi)

45 min

 

Larnaca City

6.5 km (4mi)

10 min

 

Paphos City

133 km (82.5mi)

1h 20min

 

Protaras Town

67 km (41.9mi)

45 min

 

Agia Napa Town

58 km (36.1mi)

40 min

 

Coral Bay Area

142km (88.1mi)

1h 35min

 

Troodos Square

110km (68.6mi)

1h 25min

       

Paphos Airport (PFO)

Nicosia City

145 km (90.3mi)

1h 40 min

 

Limassol City

62 km (38.7mi)

45 min

 

Larnaca City

131 km (81.7mi)

1h 30min

 

Paphos City

10 km (6 mi)

20 min

 

Protaras Town

182 km (113.5mi)

2h

 

Agia Napa Town

173 km (139 mi)

1h 50min

 

Coral Bay Area

24 km (14.6 mi)

30 min

 

Troodos Square

61 km (37.4 mi)

1h 15min