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Car hire when flying into Ercan but staying in South Cyprus.

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Car hire when flying into Ercan but staying in South Cyprus.

My husband and I are travelling to Cyprus in early October as part of a larger Turkey tour.

We have organised accomodation in South Cyrpus, Kouklia, but are flying in from Istanbul to Ercan and did'nt realise that you can not hire a car at Ercan airport and drive it into South Cyprus.

Any tips on the cheapest and easiest way to get from Ercan airport to South Cyprus and hire a car for our stay would be greatly appreciated! We are also flying back to Istanbul from Ercan.

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1. Re: Car hire when flying into Ercan but staying in South Cyprus.

You CAN hire a car at Ercan and drive it into the South, but at the border you'll have to pay 25 Euros for Insurance and even then its only 3rd Party.

This company can help ; http://www.aone-cyprusrentacar.com/.

OR

Take the Ercan - Lefkosia Shuttle bus, ercanairportnorthcyprus.com/services/…

walk across at Ledra Street and collect your pre-arranged car there, this company very good ; http://www.cyprus-car.com/

Geelong West
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2. Re: Car hire when flying into Ercan but staying in South Cyprus.

Thanks for your reply.

Is there a problem if we are not EU citizens but travelling on an Australian passport crossing the border?

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3. Re: Car hire when flying into Ercan but staying in South Cyprus.

Should not be a problem, Oz passports give visafree access to the EU for tourist purposes.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Car hire when flying into Ercan but staying in South Cyprus.

Thankyou...now I just have to find a hire company open on the Sunday in Nicosia that hire at a decent rate!!

Much appreciated all the replies!

5. Re: Car hire when flying into Ercan but staying in South Cyprus.

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