How to get to Paphos

Paphos, sometimes spelled Pafos, is located on the southwest coast of Cyprus, about 50km (31mi) west of Limassol.

The most convenient route to Paphos is by air into Paphos International Airport (PFO), located about 16km (10mi) southeast of the city, near Timi.

An alternate route is to fly into Larnaca International Airport (LCA), located around 132km (82mi) from Paphos. An intercity express bus takes around 2 hours, with a change of bus in Limassol.

Cyprus is located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, around 75km (46mi) south of Turkey and 800km (450mi) east of mainland Greece.


Flight times to Paphos

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

From United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient scheduled daily flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

London to Paphos is 4 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Manchester to Paphos is 4 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Ryanair offers the most convenient flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

Dublin to Paphos is 5 hrs 50 min, direct flight


From Germany: Ryanair, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst, Lufthansa and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

Berlin to Paphos is 3 hrs 40 min, direct flight

Dusseldorf to Paphos is 5 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Paphos is 5 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Paphos is 6 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Paphos is 6 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France and Transavia Holland offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

Paris to Paphos is 6 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Delta Airl Lines, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and British Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Larnaca International Airport – Glafcos Clerides (LCA), Cyprus.

Atlanta to Paphos is 13 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Paphos is 12 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Paphos is 15 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Paphos is 19 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Paphos is 12 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Paphos is 16 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Paphos is 17 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transit, Easyjet, Westjet and British Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

Toronto to Paphos is 12 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Paphos is 12 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Paphos is 12 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, Emirates and Ryanair offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

Adelaide to Cyprus is 27 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Cyprus is 26 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Cyprus is 29 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Cyprus is 24 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Cyprus is 21 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Qantas and Emirates offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

Auckland to Paphos is 28 hrs 40 min, connecting flightsˆ


From Singapore: Emirates and Qatar Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), Cyprus.

Singapore to Paphos is 17 hrs, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Paphos International Airport (PFO) is located around 16km (10mi) southeast of the city centre.


Public transport

Taxi: Metered taxis are available from the taxi rank outside the terminal building. The fare into Paphos starts at around €35.

Bus: Bus 612 (tel: 8000 5588; www.pafosbuses.com) operates a frequent service between the bus station opposite the terminal and Harbour Station in central Paphos. Journey time is around 30 minutes, and the fare is €1.50.

Bus connections to various destinations in Cyprus are available from the main bus terminal in Paphos.


Car rental

Car hire companies at Paphos International Airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and a number of local operators.

Car rental desks are located in Arrivals, while the pick-up/drop-off area is located behind the short-term car park.


Terminal facilities

Money: A Bank of Cyprus branch, a foreign exchange booth and various ATMs are situated within the terminal.

Food: Several eateries serve a range of light meals while a terrace bar provides views of aircraft landing and taking off.

Shopping: A selection of shops include a duty-free, newsstands and a gift retailer.

Wi-Fi: Public telephones, post boxes and free Wi-Fi hotspots are located at various points in the terminal building

Other: There is a first aid room and a baby care room within the terminal.


Disabled facilities

Paphos International Airport provides wheelchairs and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms. Lifts for boarding and disembarkation are also available upon request.

Passengers with special requirements should contact their airline before travelling.


Entry requirements

Visitors must have a passport valid for at least three months after entry. All visitors must hold return/onward tickets and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.

Note: Visitors may be refused entry to Southern Cyprus if their passports show that they have entered the island via Northern Cyprus.


Getting around

Walking and taxi or hire car if venturing further afield.

Note: Cyprus is a divided island, so while you may take a car hired in the Greek south into the Turkish north, you may not take a northern car into the south. If going north, you will need to buy additional car insurance as your southern policy will not be valid.


Latest update: How to get to Paphos, Cyprus: 7 September, 2023



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