There aren’t a lot of choices in Cyprus for public transportation, so expect to use taxis in Cyprus. Sometimes a bus might be a better choice, especially for longer distances around the island.
The typical taxis in Cyprus are very comfortable stretch Mercedes Benz’s, with clean leather interiors. You’ll always ride in style. They are either black or white, and you can find a busy taxi stand in most main towns. Rather than rely on a meter, agree to a fare before you leave for your destination.
When travelling by taxi to tourist resorts from the airport, there are special deals to be had. Don’t be tempted to grab the first taxi at the airport, do your research and book online. Believe me, it will save you money in the long run.
When to Take the Bus
For any long-distance travel across the island, plan on taking the bus (there are no trains). There are regular bus routes that link Paralimni and Protaras with Ayia Napa. During its route, the bus stops at various beaches like Cape Greco, Fig Tree, Nissi and Macronissos. You can take the bus to the Water World park too. The buses run throughout the day, until quite late at night and seven days a week. The schedule on Sundays ends a bit earlier than the rest of the week.
You can also take these buses to get between cities like Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol. You can also take the bus if you are heading into one of the cities near Larnaca airport when you arrive, which will cost you quite a bit less than a taxi. Most buses to and from the airport have their schedules adjusted to suit the flight times so you can usually expect a bus or shuttle to be at the airport when you arrive.
For the more independent travelers, you can also rent your own moped scooter for quick travel around town. You will save quite a bit compared to renting a car, and you’ll find them a lot easier to park. Helmets are a must, or you risk paying a fine. Another transport alternative is to rent a quad or 4-wheeler buggy. They are lots of fun for off-road exploring but keep them off the beaches.