Information about Driving in Cyprus 

Regular transport services may  not be available to remote areas where many places of interest are to be found, so hiring a car is a good idea if you want to do a lot of sightseeing.

If you want to bring your own car to Cyprus you can  for 3 months provided the car has a valid registration licence of its country of origin.

You can drive using a valid international driving licence, or your ordinary driving licence, provided it is valid for the class of vehicle you want to drive. A Cyprus Driving Licence cost 35 for life.



We drive on the left. Distances and road speed limits are posted in kilometres and kilometre-per hour (km/h) The maximum speed limit on the motorways is 100 km/h and the lower speed limit is 65 km/h. On all other roads the general speed limit is 80 km/h, unless a lower one is indicated. In built-up areas generally the speed limit is 50km/h, unless a different one is indicated.

The use of front seat-belts is compulsory.  Children under the age of five MUST NOT, under any circumstances sit in the front passenger seat. Children from five to ten years old may occupy the front passenger seat only if an appropriate child's seat belt has been fitted.


Cyprus is a member of the Green Card System . The Agreement is in force with all other members of the Green Card System, with the exception of Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Iraq .

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Petrol Stations 
Summer period (April 1 - September 30)s

Monday-Friday :

(06:00-18:00 from Oct. 1 to March 31)


06:00-14:00 (Lefkosia district)


06:00-14:00 (Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos and Ammochostos districts)



Petrol stations in the main are equipped with petrol vending machines, accepting bank notes and credit cards. Vending machines operate whenever a service attendant does not.

The current price of petrol and diesel is at these approximate prices


1. Parking in town centres is usually approximately 50 cents for a half days parking. Although the more we stand for, the higher it will go, so please don't argue on the basis of this information. Many people are using their empty building sites as parking, as of 2018 it is about 2 euros a day.

2. Parking metres in towns are usually 20 cents per hour. 
Parking is free on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Parking and waiting is prohibited along a double yellow line. Along a single yellow line, loading and unloading is allowed but parking is prohibited at all times.

Helpful places to look for information pertinent for your visit are the emergency page of
 A Window on Cyprus

  Get a quote here

If you have any queries please e-mail us at

Drivers must be between the age of 23 and 75 years old with at least one year driving experience and in possession of a valid drivers license. Petrol (even after hours) at any filling station at these approximate prices



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