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» Driving Directions from Larnaca Airport to Kyrenia



stusimpson


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20/02/2009 14:50

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I am bringing in the BA larnaca flight next week on the 25th(Let me know if you're on it) and will only be in cyprus for 24 hours.I want to quickly go and visit Thalassa up near Bogaz that afternoon or early the following morning.



What's the easiest way,as obviously I need a car,a taxi isn't flexible enough,as I'll probably stay the night in Bogaz or somewhere close.



I won't have time to be driven to Kyrenia to fill in car hire forms,so is there a company who will give me a hire car and presumably i drive to the Famagusta crossing?



Is there a company that has offices near there who can maybe pick me up and take me somewhere close to get the car.I know there are loads in Kyrenia but not so many up that east coast.



Any help appreciated as many of us Thalassa buyers will be doing this route in the future so I thought I'd test it out,maybe its not the Famagusta crossing either I was just guessing!



Looking forward to your tips,



Cheers Stu



ripoffrock


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20/02/2009 16:34

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Very complicated. I would stay home.



stusimpson


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Very constructive,thankyou for your thoughts !



Stu



cronos


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20/02/2009 16:44

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Stu...I'm not too familiar with the Bogaz side I'm afraid but there are plenty on here that will help you out later hen they log on.



If you are piloting the flight , how about fabricating an emergency landing scenario and touching down at Ercan......sorted !



Littlenige



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i did it about a month ago in the dark it took about 3 & a quarter hours in the day 2.5 hours not a trip for the feint hearted although it is a streight run



stusimpson


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Thanks guys those lovely developers always said 60-90 mins so its about time one of us actually found out the truth!!!,I must admit I thought it was alot quicker,bit of a pain if its not an easy run.



Not sure BA would appreciate my love of Northern Cyprus as an excuse to land at Ercan!,although its certainly an option if Larnaca closed.



Cheers Stu



cronos


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20/02/2009 17:26

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Stu...as i said i've never done that route,but when we fly into Larnaca it's generally 75 minutes to Kyrenia (take a change of underwear! ) but i would imagine you could do Larnac to Bogaz in 2 to 2 hours 30 mins as Nige said.



The "60-90 minutes" was written by the same ad agency who tell you that Lapta is 5 minutes from Kyrenia.



stusimpson


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Well i guess i'll have to ditch the cheap staff tickets to Larnaca in the future and go the Ercan full fare route,can't bear the thought of the family whingeing for 2.30 all the way to Bogaz!



Cheers Stu



cronos


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Problem is Stu..they'll be whingeing whilst sat on the tarmac at Istanbul or Dalman for an hour during the changeover.

You can't win.

We've done both,and I'm starting to favour Larnaca because at least you can get off the plane after 4 hours or so.

The overall journey time door to door is probably the same.



aripointer


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20/02/2009 17:46

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Stu.



Speak with Ozgur at Gunray rent a car. 0090 533 868 8317 or email info@gunrayrentacar.com.



I am sure he can help you? He will have have all the paperwork ready for you to sign at LCA. He also carries a portable credit card machine.



Ozgur is very helpful in this kind of situation.



AP



jamie012002


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20/02/2009 17:52

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Stu, ive been Larnaca to Bogaz a few times, but always been picked up. It maximum 1 hour !



Littlenige



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jamie you could be



right oops it was paphos to bogaz i did I must learn to put my specs on



cronos


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jamie....is Lewis Hamilton your chauffeur ?



cronos


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Msg 12.....Bloody taxi drivers !

Still charged for 2 hours though.



cronos


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Can someone who actually knows what they are talking about answer stu's question please?



Journey time in a car from Larnaca to Bogaz?



Me and Nige have managed to confuse him enough through our misguided info / idiocy.



Be nice to Stu...he might be "bringing you in" one day. ;-)



No1Doyen


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20/02/2009 18:19

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can you repeat the question?



Littlenige



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Sorry I did not have my hearing aid turned on It is dark in here.



No1Doyen


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I can't see where I'm saying...



stusimpson


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Cronos,



Thanks mate ,most threads just seem to turn into utter drivel after a while,it does annoy me on this forum,especially when legit stuff is lost inbetween.I said the same thing on the Famagusta border crossing thread,which was obviously of interest to me but only one person posted anything worthy of reading.



Thanks to all the people who replied with useful stuff though and I'll give Ozgur a shout in the meantime.



Cheers Stu



Tiggy


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20/02/2009 19:29

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Hello Stu,

We use surcarhire who are based in Bogaz and Famagusta. they do pickups and drop offs to Larnaca from Bogaz for 40 each way. Cars are from 15 a day (last time we hired) Hakan Unal is the owner who is polite and helpful. He is advertised on the http://www.bogaz.info His tel No is 0090-5338-417-979



Tell him "Mrs Linda" reccommended you. Good luck with the trip.



Tiggy


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Hello Stu,



We use surcarhire who are based in Bogaz and Famagusta. They do pickups and drop offs to Larnaca from Bogaz for 40 each way. Cars are from 15 a day (last time we hired) Hakan Unal is the owner who is polite and helpful. He is advertised on the http://www.bogaz.info His tel No is 0090-5338-417-979



Tell him "Mrs Linda" recommended you. Good luck with the trip.



Patrick.



stusimpson


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Excellent,cheers Patrick that sounds good.



Stu



dannyhagman


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This reply is obviously a bit late to help Stu. But for future reference, Larnaca to Bogaz is no more than 1hour 15 minutes, you can use either the old Black Knight crossing (Famagusta) or the Pyla crossing. This one is difficult if you do not no how to get to Bogaz. You CAN hire a car from Petsas car hire in Larnaca airport, tell them that you want to travel to the North and they will insure you there at the desk. You can even get fully comp insurance now and contrary to all the doom and gloom and I would'nt do that merchants, things are quite civilised here.



pilgrim



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09/04/2009 21:32

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Hi Stu, suggest taxi , know excellent chap who would probably charge 60 each way estimate 90mins.



beno12



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10/04/2009 16:40

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Hi danny,

Very good info ,do you know how much they charge? would lov to know.

thanks.



Chris



simbas



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10/04/2009 16:52

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Yes , i would say 90mins at the most



stusimpson


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10/04/2009 19:27

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Is this correct?



Fully comp insurance available at the airport,I've been told that this is not possible,when did it change?



Stu



dannyhagman


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10/04/2009 20:03

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Hi Stu, the last time I used Petsas was in October 07, I have lived in Bogaz since July 08 so have not needed to hire a car. But in Oct 07 they charged me 241eu for 14 days car hire, high season and 36eu for TRNC insurance. Your best bet is to look at Petsas website which is http://www.petsas.com.cy You will have no problem at the border crossing when crossing into the North, you just have to show your passport and car insurance, they will then fill out a small slip of paper which you keep in your passport, this is your Giris and Cikis form (entry and exit). On returning to the south, the Greeks WILL search your belongings for excess duty allowance, so they say, and if you have bought property here make sure that you do not carry any documents with you as they are very touchy about foreigners buying their land, even if you can prove that it is pre 1974 Turkish title. Dan.



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