Famagusta Transportation

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    From Ercan Airport to Famagusta by Shuttle

    by Pinat Updated Sep 3, 2011

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    The most convenient way to come to Famagusta is by air. Once you land in Ercan Airport, you can take a shuttle directly to Famagusta. The name of the shuttle company is KIBHAS. It takes almost an hour to reach Famagusta and it costs10 TL/person.

    If you are travelling as a family/group, I wouldn't suggest to use Kibhas though. I have given the timetable below but they don't really stick well with the timetable. Plus, I have no idea how they fixed the timing because they never matched with my arrival or departure times. If you are travelling as a family/group, you can rent a car or just take a taxi. For the taxi, you should pay something around 50-60 TL (Make sure you fix the price before you start your journey).

    In case you feel like using Kibhas to go from Ercan Airport to Famagusta, here is the timetable:

    Departs Ercan: 09:30 - 12:00 - 16:30 - 19:30 - 23:45
    Departs Famagusta: 05:00 - 09:00 - 13:30 - 16:30 - 18:30

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    In and Around Famagusta

    by Pinat Written Sep 3, 2011

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    The public transportation does not exist in Famagusta. You either walk or take a taxi or rent a car. The taxis generally fix the prices in Famagusta. It is better to talk with your hotel receptionist or the owner of any local store to learn the current taxi fare fixing for the city. It is not written anywhere but it is fixed. In August 2011 for any travel within Famagusta, the fare was fixed at 7 TL. When the taxi driver notices you are not a local, he can behave as if he is unaware of the fixing and may try to fully charge you. In such a case, feel free to pay 7 TL and leave the car.

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    From Famagusta to Nicosia/Kyrenia by Bus

    by Pinat Written Sep 3, 2011

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    If you don't have a rental car and you want to go to Nicosia or Kyrenia from Famagusta, you can take a bus. The buses are run by a company called "Itimat". They don't have fixed timetables so you should go to their office or call them before you plan your trip to Nicosia or Kyrenia.

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    From Nicosia to Famagusta

    by chris1275 Written Jun 2, 2008

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    Hi,

    You can easily go to the old town of Famagusta, as a day trip! Just go (by car) to the Agios Dometios crossing point, to cross over to the north part of Cyprus. Then follow the signs to "Gazimagusa" (Famagusta), which mainly involves travelling eastwards (just a long straight road) through the (dry) fields of Mesaoria. You will reach the old town of Famagusta in 30-40 minutes. The old town is beautiful, with lots to see. However, the "modern" part of Varosha, is off limits...
    Good luck!

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    Kombos between Kyrenia-Famagusta

    by Arkeolog Updated Mar 1, 2009

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    You can take dolmush between Girne(Kyrenia) and Gazimagusa (Famagusta). Locals say "Kombos" to dolmush in Northern Cyprus.It's the cheapest way of travelling around Northern Cyprus.

    PS: A Turkish dolmush (DOHL-moosh) is a jitney, a shared taxi or minibus running a pre-determined route, with each passenger paying only a portion of the normal fare. Its very common in Turkey and Northern Cyprus.

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    getting there by public transportation

    by call_me_rhia Updated Nov 20, 2007

    Getting to Famagusta from Girne (Kyrenia) by public transportation is really east. There are shared minibuses - called dolmus - leaving from Girne every hour (on the hour) from about 8 AM until 7 PM. From Famagusta to Girne they leave every hour (on the half hour) until 6.30 PM. There are set stopping points, one of them (in Famagusta) being near the huge Ataturk statue in the new city, but it's best to ask the tourist information just to be on the safe side (things change...)

    From Famagusta it's easy to get to Nicosia, too (again by dolmus) or else to the Greek part of Cyprus. There are a couple of buses a day heading to Aya Napa on weekdays, otherwise you can take a taxi to the border (it'll cost about 10 Turkish lira, the journey is about 10 minutes) and then ask a border official to call you a taxi in Aya Napa, which is only 20 minutes away. it shoulldn't cost more than 20 Cypiot pounds.

    Not all guidebooks are up to date - but this border crossing is open. Some, including the LP, still claim it's closed.

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    From Ercan Airport to Famagusta by Taxi

    by Pinat Written Sep 3, 2011

    Although there is a shuttle service between Ercan Airport and Famagusta, taking a taxi right away is more convenient (in case you don't want to rent a car directly). It roughly takes an hour to reach Famagusta and be sure that the taxi is overcharging you if you are asked to pay more than 60 TL. To avoid this, the best way is to fix the price with the taxi driver before you get in the taxi and start your journey.

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  • Passing the "Green Line" at Strovilia (Akyar)

    by Bjorn_N Written Jul 29, 2014

    For those of you staying in this area with its touristic hotspots (such as Agia Napa or Fig Tree bay) and wanting to see what it is like on the other side here is a short description of passing through the most convinient check point to go to Famagusta City (Gazimaðusa in Turkish) in North Cyprus.

    On the Republic of Cyprus (greek) side there are two rather infrequent buses that has their end station at this crossing, the 709 and 708 that you can use if you as I did want to pass on foot. Most people seem to go through by car, though I have no personal experience with this. (But I saw a small but steady trickle of cars while waiting for the bus.) You could probably also cross by bike if you wanted to even if I didn't see anyone do that.

    The border procedure is very simple and I found the guards on bothe sides very easy going and laid back. As an EU citizen (myself I am Swedish) all you need to do is to fill out a small piece of paper with your name and passport number (plus registration number if traveling by car) and hand to the TRNC border official (sitting in a small hut) with your passport. This paper will get stamped and serves as your entry visa, keep it because you need to stamp it again to leave!

    There are no public transport on the Turkish side, ask the Passport officials nicely and they can call you a taxi. There is also a Resturant a few hundred meters further up the road. (I have also include a link to EMU transportation web page that has lots of Famagusta Taxi numbers.) In any case I payed 15 Turkish Lira (about 5 €) for a ride into the old town, but it might be open for negotiation. (I did not haggle.) If you are visiting the historical old town of Famagusta the best is to start at the Land gate. (As a bonus the tourist office is just inside.)

    For those of you going by Car or other vehicle, you just follow the road stratight, past the first big roundabout and then you will end up at a second big roundabout called Zafer Çemberi just outside the old city and the land gate. You literaly can not miss it.

    Returning the other way is basicly the same process in reverse. Hand your "visa paper" plus passport to the TRNC official for an exit stamp. Also on the way back your passport will then also be checked by the Greek Cypriot officlals to see that you have an ok passport. They might also check the contents of your bags (me they didn't care). There are some restrictions on what you can bring in from the north, clearly marked on big signposts at the crossing. (Two packs of cigarettes, one litre of spirits, other goods for personal use up to some value, 200€ if I remember correctly.)

    There is also an old man (a local farmer) selling his fruit and vegetables as well as some drinks just on the Greek side of the crossing. So if you have some time to either wait for a bus or call a taxi there you have some opportunity for refreshments.

    Ohh, and finaly. Sorry for not including any pictures, but the whole border crossing area is photo forbidden. Taking a photo could (with maximum bad luck) cause you trouble with up to four diffrent national goverments, so please consider that before trying to be sneaky with your smartphone camera.

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