The Company EAL LTD only transfers from Larnaca Airport to Limassol and back. There are only 2 bus stops in Limassol. The first one at AGIOS ATHANASIOS, and the other one at AGIOS GEORGIOS HAVOUZA.
For weekdays and weekends timetables are the same.
No booking in advance. Tickets are purchased on the bus from the driver.
The trip from the Airport to Limassol is approximately an hour.
Fares are 9 euro for adults (12 years and up)
Children 4 euro (5-12 years) Free for infants up to 5 years old.
There is no extra charge for luggage.
The bus terminal at the Airport is on the ground level to your left as you exit the arrivals. It is approximately 20 meters as you exit the airport building.
The sign on the bus is “Limassol Airport Express”.
The link will help you open the PDF and see the timetable:
Tourists wishing to get to the Troodos mountain or travel to Platres can do this with just a euro.
They are the EMEL buses and they are small lorries that take people to different villages. The main bus station is opposite the Old Hospital in Limasol, but you have to be exactly the time the bus leaves because the driver won’t wait a single minute.
I have tried them myself as I could not really believe it!! Of course I am changing the tip and adding more information.
There is a bus for Pano Platres that takes you directly to the square. This leaves at 1.30pm. I took the one that said Platres, and it took me up to Kato Platres and from there I had a friend to come and pick me.
The buses that go to Platres make a stop in Kato platres and after 15 minutes they move on to Fini and Prodromos villages. So if one wants to get to Pano Platres has to either pick the bus that goes to Troodos which is certainly passing through Kato Platres, Pano Platres and then Troodos, or take the bus for Pano Platres that goes directly there. (1.30 pm)
The bus for Kato Platres, Fini and Prodromos leaves from Limassol at 12.30.
Check the site for all bus routes and timetable.
Automatic phone without using a code is +77778121
Tel +357 255522220
From Pano Platres the bus leaves from the Police Station area.
Find all the information you might need through the thread I give below.
There is daily bus service, even during the weekends as from summer 2010, the company is very reliable, and the buses depart exactly on the time mentioned.
Routes for all the main cities: Larnca, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos
Agia Napa and Paralimni and Protaras.
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE
A number of tickets has been stolen from the Intercity Bus company and are beeing sold illegally on the market , the tickets will not be accepted on Intercity buses.
For this reason passengers are requested to buy their tickets only from the bus drivers on board the buses. Otherwise the tickets they might have got from anywhere else won't count!
Take bus #201 from the bus stop after the roundabout at the old port. It will take you to the Main Bus station opposite the Old Hospital.
From this station you can get the buses for Platres, Troodos, and many more villages like Omodos, Pelendri, Potamitissa, Agros, Lanea and so many other.
I went up to Platres with just one euro the previous week. (May 5th 2011). The bus left me at Kato Platres. The rest of the passengers went to Troodos.
The blue bus on the main beach road where the hotels are is very frequent.
On my recent trip to Limassol I used it continuously.
The cost is one euro for one way, and if you pay 2 euro with the same ticket you can jump on and off all domestic buses for a whole day.
# 30 blue bus starts from the Le Meridien Hotel which is in the very end of Limassol near Amathus archaeological site, up to the New Port outside Limassol.
There is a bus every 10 minutes, and if you wish to go to the shopping centre you come down at the Old port.
There are many shops, restaurants and cafe bars in the whole of this area.
Basically, you can pick-up a taxi at the airport, but then you never know you will have for a driver. I like to know.
I use Rigas taxi service because I know the drivers are reliable. I can call them to pick me up at the airport in Larnaca at 03.00-04.00 in the middle of night, and I know they will be there. Or I can reserve a return trip when they drop me off and I know they will be waiting for me when I return several days or several weeks later.
Nothing worse than ordering a cab to pick you up in the middle of the night and then not have it show up. Then you are stuck and have to renegotiate and hope you do not have a bad driver.
All their cars are nice, large Mercedes sedans with big trunks and room for four adult passengers. The cost from Larnaca to Limassol is CYP 25 one way or CYP 35 return. At night the cost is CYP 28. I usually give them a few pounds as a tip. They appreciate it and then give me great service the next time, too.
1 CYP = $2.25
It is licensed by the Cyprus Tourist Organization and you can travel to the different destinations through this agency.
Agia Napa, Larnaca, Troodos, Kykkos, Paphos, Nicosia, Lefkara, Mountain Villages, Coral Bay, and Aphrodite's Baths.
Call them to reserve a seat.
I went from Limassol to Larnaca airport three days ago.
Have a look on this thread below:
I got the bus from Agios Georgios Havouzas church and I paid 8 euros and I was driven to the airport for 8 euros.
The means of transport in Cyprus have changed recently and there is frequent service even during the weekends!Just ignore what old travel guides might say.
It is true, and even me who is a Cypriot cannot believe it!
As in Britain, there is left-hand traffic in Cyprus. For me, as a pedestrian, was not too difficult to getting used to look right. The drivers in Limassol are careful drivers and I haven't seen any accidents around during my stay there.
Since there is not any airport around Limassol, you have to book your flight to the nearest big city- Larnaca. The distance between the both cities is about 60 kms. There is a highway leading to Limassol in less than 50 minutes.
There are currently no ferry boats running between Cyprus and Lebanon. They stopped a few years ago. I actually took the ferry between them, but they have been stopped for a couple of years now. You can go to Syria though.
The link below shows all ferry services between Cyprus and other countries of the region. If they every re-instate the service, it would be listed here.
You can, however, fly between the 2 countries
Many people are afraid to rent a car in Cyprus (except those who come from countries with left sided traffic). We in Finland have naturally the right sided traffic, but we decided not to be afraid and to rent a car. Sure it was confusing in the beginning; every time I had to put the sign when I turned, I switched on the windscreen weepers and vice versa. But driving was unbeliavably easy; the only confusing thing was the roundabouts. But we succeeded by having a "co-pilot"; i.e. the other one sitting beside the driver kept his/her eyes also open all the time and helped the driver by reading map and by commenting on where to turn.
It wouldn't have been nice to stay in one place all the time; in Limassol there were not so many things to see, and it was not a good idea to go to the beach that time of the year (February).
I definitely recommend renting the car and driving to e.g. to the Troodos-mountains. One beautiful village there is called Omodos (see my separate tip). Another good place to visit is the very famous holiday resort/city of Paphos in the south-western part of the island. Again, a very interesting place is the city of Nicosia from where one can go to the "Turkish" side of the island.
My colleagues & I always use Michaelides Car Rentals in Limassol. The owners name is Demetris Michaelides. He is very flexible and his prices are reasonable. If you need a car, he will drop it off at the airport in Larnaca for you. The taxi fare is equal to one day's hire, so this is a nice perk. His telephone is +357 25 327380 fax +357 25 329582.
If you rent with your credit card and it covers your insurance, don't let him sell you extra insurance (CYP5 per day). Also, you might wish to bring the car back fully tanked versus prepaying CYP25 for a tank, as gas is not as expensive in Cyprus as elsewhere in Europe.
I rented a nice small Peugot 206 last summer and payed CYP 12 per day incl. insurance. I have seen cheaper prices, but then cars were not as new or not as nice. I like his reliability, and as I said, the drop-off/pick-up at the airport is handy.
I see prices advertised for as low as CYP 8 per day, but that is without insurance, so be careful when comparing prices. Obviously, larger cars, SUVs and cabriolets cost more.
1 CYP = $2.26
Wasn't sure where to put this TIP, but then again, as so few are ever read and or commented on, this is a public service announcement just as likely to be ignored as followed. Still, it is Friday afternoon here in Cyprus, and this my first update to my pages this week, so it helps you, I am happy.
In an effort to stem losses of holiday bookings by Russians to Cyprus of up to 25-percent after visa-free travel was abolished this year, Cypriot authorities will stop charging Russians for visas in 2004 & 2005 it was announced.
In an effort to improve visas to Cyprus, 60-percent of visas are issued within 24-hours according to the Cypriot Embassy. Less than one percent of Russians are refused the visa. There is now a new Cypriot Consulate in St. Petersburg as well as the Embassy in Moscow.
140.000 Russians visit Cyprus each year. Cyprus is suffering this year from a drop in the number of Russians visiting, but also from a Cyprus pound that is considered some 30-percent overvalued. Cyprus is one of the most expensive Meditteranean destinations and offers poor value for the money in comparison with other areas.
Never the less some 20.000 Russians live & work in Cyprus, many in Limassol.
I have never taken the bus or know anyone else that has taken the bus in Cyprus. Mostly we use taxis. However, there is a bus that runs between Limassol and Nicosia and it only costs CYP2.50 one-way versus a taxi which will cost approximately CYP25.
It departs from the Municipal Market Park Place in Limassol and ends up in Nicosia at Solomos Square.
Buses run Monday through Friday from 06.00 until 17.30 departure. Saturdays from 07.00 until 14.00, and on Sundays starting at 09.00 until 17.30 departure time.
It takes 45 minutes to drive from Limassol city limits to Nicosia city limits. The bus takes longer. A monthly bus pass costs CYP60-75.
$1 = 2.25 Cyprus pounds