North Cyprus Car Hire
Red Plate Rental Car
photo by: Berkan Ocal
North Cyprus, a great place to drive
Hiring a car in North Cyprus is so easy, and UK drivers will feel right at home, since everyone here drives on the left! You’ll be amazed at the lack of traffic on the country roads, and equally surprised at the quality of the main roads, which the government has invested in heavily in the past few years. North Cyprus car hire is cheaper than many other holiday destinations too, with rates starting as low as £14 a day for a compact car. Most hire car companies are based both at Ercan International Airport and in North Nicosia, and will happily deliver a hire car to most hotels in North Cyprus too.
For Larnaca Airport pick up, we recommend this firm:
They allow their cars to be passed to North Cyprus.
Cyprus44 recommends Pacific Rent-A-Car firm
||+90 542 852 1920
|Reliable car hire firm since 1980. Brand new cars added to fleet every year. High quality service combined with competitive rent a car rates makes Pacific Car Rentals the best choice for car hire in North Cyprus. Highly recommended.
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Why hire a car in North Cyprus?
North Cyprus is a beautiful island, with dramatic scenery and historic sites to explore. However, North Cyprus public transport is limited to small local buses, whose timetables are somewhat erratic to say the least. A North Cyprus hire car gives you freedom to explore at your own pace, without worrying about missing the bus back home – or indeed which one IS the bus back home! For example, a North Cyprus hire car will let you climb high into the Kyrenia Mountains to watch the eagle soar around St Hilarion Castle, or take you and a picnic to the remains of ancient monasteries deep in the heart of cool pine forests.
Or, a Northern Cyprus car rental can take you to the deserted golden beaches of the northern coast, and on to explore sheltered rocky coves on the dramatic Karpas peninsula. It can whisk you into the hustle and bustle of Nicosia, or to the ancient temples at Salamis, usually in air-conditioned comfort too.
Car hire and North Cyprus Villas
Your North Cyprus holiday villa is a wonderful place to relax, so chances are it’s out of town. A hire car gives you the freedom not only to explore the countryside beyond your villa's grounds, but also the chance to stock up on local food and wine to fill your North Cyprus villa's cupboards from local markets. You can drive out to local restaurants that other tourists miss, or take a picnic to a deserted beach that those without a car will simply never reach.
What car to hire in North Cyprus
If you just wish to explore the areas around the towns, a compact car is fine. Remember that in summer, a North Cyprus hire car with air conditioning is a must. If you wish to explore the mountains, it’s better to get a car with a bit more space and power, as the mountain roads can be quite steep if you’re not used to driving big hills! A 4x4 hire car or hire jeep is ideal because you can tackle even the most rustic track down to the beach or bumpy route to a mountain viewpoint with confidence. Of course, a 4x4 is essential if you are going off-road in the rugged and rocky Karpas peninsula, a great ride for those who like their terrain to be both stunning and challenging.
What you need to hire a car in North Cyprus
To get a North Cyprus hire car, you will need a valid driving licence and be aged over 18. Your UK driving licence is valid, and make sure you take both parts of the new style driving licence, that’s the paper details and the plastic card. Most care hire rates in Northern Cyprus rates do not include Collision Damage Waver, (CDW), which is recommended, especially if you plan to explore the less travelled roads in North Cyprus by hire car.
Car Hire in North and South Cyprus
Cars hired in the south can be taken into North Cyprus, but this involves getting new insurance at the border, as south Cyprus insurance is not valid in North Cyprus. North Cyprus hire cars cannot be taken into South Cyprus. If you want to fly into South Cyprus and then cross the border, your car hire company will happily come and collect you from Larnaca airport, and take you direct to their offices in North Nicosia to collect your North Cyprus hire car. Back in the UK, we recommend Direct Line for car insurance quote. You can also easily use Compare the Market to compare car insurance quotes for not just car insurance but also home, business and more.