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Transfers vs. Public Transport and Taxi in Paphos
Paphos is the city in the southwest of Cyprus, which is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the island. Six kilometers away from it, there is the international airport of the same name — the second largest air hub in the country after Larnaca Airport.
Many tourists go from Paphos to Episkopi, Latchi, Troodos, Limassol, Ayia Napa, and Nicosia and continue their travel there.
How to get from Paphos city center to Paphos Airport, train station, or neighboring cities
There are no railroads in Cyprus as well as no domestic airplane flights. So tourists usually travel by:
- bus. You can reach the airport by bus № 612 departing from Kato Paphos central bus station or by bus № 613 departing from Karavella station. Also, buses from Paphos run daily to Limassol, Larnaca, and other cities of the island;
- taxi. It can be ordered by phone or using an app;
- transfer. You book it via the Internet in advance.
Transfer vs. Taxi service in Paphos ordered by phone or via the app
Advantages of a private transfer
You will definitely be picked up and avoid problems with an app. There are no international aggregators like Uber in Cyprus. You can try ordering a taxi in Paphos using Taxidi, nTAXI, and IGOGO apps. But tourists complain that these apps don’t work properly. Afraid of not leaving the city at the right time? Book a transfer beforehand, and a car will be waiting for you in the indicated place.
Travel to Paphos Airport for the same money or even cheaper: a taxi will cost you 25–40 euros, and the transfer price starts from 26 euros. Besides, the Kiwitaxi driver will come for you at the specified time, help you with your baggage, and take you to the destination at a fixed price.
A cheaper trip to Limassol and Larnaca. Transfers on these routes cost from 74 and 104 euros respectively. A taxi can be taken for 80–110 and 125–155 euros.
Transfer in Paphos vs. Bus
Advantages of a private transfer
You can reach the airport even at night. The bus № 612 runs from 07:00 to 00:30 from April to November and from 11:30 to 20:30 in other months. The bus № 612 has only four trips a day and all of them are at daytime.
No waiting. For example, you can spend up to 1 hour and 20 minutes waiting for the bus № 612 to the airport, and intercity buses depart only a few times a day. A transfer should be booked in advance, so a car will be waiting for you at the specified time. And no exhausting waiting.
No changes on the way. In order to get from your hotel to the airport, you will have to make at least one change: first, you’ll need to get to Kato Paphos bus station or Karavella station, and then take a direct bus there. The Kiwitaxi driver will meet you in the place most convenient for you and take you where you need to get to.
Disadvantages of a private transfer
Much more expensive even when traveling in a group. A bus trip to Paphos Airport will cost you 1.5 euros, to Limassol — 4–6 euros, to Larnaca — 7 euros, and to Ayia Napa — 9 euros.
What is worth visiting in Paphos?
One of the most famous sights of the city is the Tombs of the Kings. It is a large necropolis located around 2 km northwest of Paphos harbor. Many tombs date back to the 4th century BC. The entrance ticket costs around 2.5 euros.
Not far from the city, there are the Baths of Aphrodite. Also, it is the place where tourists start their hiking route around the picturesque Akamas Peninsula.
Among other interesting sights are St. Solomon’s Catacombs, Mosaics in House of Dionysos, Column of the Apostle Paul, Archaeological Park, and the village of Kouklia.