Cyprus Car Hire

Cyprus car hire is essential for exploring the island. Let me show you how to get the lowest car rental prices by using a comparison site to book your hire car.

Did you know that there are no trains in Cyprus? We do have buses here of course but they only link the main towns, so if you fancy doing some exploring and seeing the REAL Cyprus, hidden away in the hills and mountains, you really need to hire a car.

Tips on Getting the Best Cyprus Car Hire Deal

  • Tip 1: Don't always go with a Cyprus car hire brand you already know. They MAY offer air miles or other incentives with every booking. but they are often more EXPENSIVE and you have to stand in a BIG queue to get your car at the airport as everyone else has booked with the same firm!

    Special Tip: Europe Car usually has the biggest queue at the arrivals hall - you can be waiting for over an hour just to get your keys!
  • Tip 2: Don't waste time searching different car rental sites for the best prices, Just use a comparison site where, believe me as I've checked, the prices are usually lower than actually going direct to the sites themselves.

  • Tip 3: If you're happy to wait till you get to Cyprus, you can often get a cheap rental car in your resort if you shop around for half an hour. I've seen rates as low as EUR €8 per day in low season from local car hire firms eager to rent their vehicles.

  • Tip 4: Check your INSURANCE details carefully. Many firms do not include "sump" insurance as standard and if you take your vehicle off-road on one of the many bumpy tracks and break the will have both a headache AND a big bill from the car hire company.

    Special Tip: Many Cyprus roads have potholes and, after heavy rain, verges have huge dangerous gullies in them so even the most cautious driver can break a wheel!
  • Tip 5: Always ask what the policy is on FUEL. Many Cyprus car hire firms charge you up front for a full tank of a MUCH higher rate than you would pay at the pumps. And some even ask you to bring it back with a full tank as well!

    Make sure you just bring it back with the same amount of fuel as when you started. If the company won't agree to this, BOOK ELSEWHERE!

  • Tip 6: If you plan on touring the island, give yourself flexibility by using a car hire firm like Carrentals that will allow one-way rentals from various locations throughout Cyprus. That way you can pick your car up from one place then use alternative transport or your own two feet to explore the island.

Cheap Car Hire Cyprus

There are many well-known as well as private Cyprus car hire firms on the island, but it is often difficult to know where to start searching and also who to book with once you have found them.

You may be more comfortable using a well-known vehicle rental firm and one of the best ways to get the lowest price is to use a company like Carrentals to find the best deal for your holiday timing from all the major car hire firms with just one click.

Every few months, I check prices for a basic mini car for a week and when I looked at Carrentals I was shocked to discover that their prices were up to 40% CHEAPER than my previous recommended car hire firm Holiday Autos!

Tip: On my last car hire price check in March 2023, a whole week in November (low season) from the cheapest supplier costs £110.47 (pick up from Paphos airport) and a week in June (high season) costs ONLY £120.26 for a small mini car. That's only £17.18 per day in high season!

So if you're looking for a great deal on car hire at any time of the year in Cyprus, do a quick price comparison before you book:

Kalo Taxithi!

Related Pages:

Driving in Cyprus

Get Cheap Cyprus car Hire


Driving in Cyprus - Age restrictions, speed limits and other tips

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Cyprus Buses

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