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Car hire in Cyprus

A hire car with SIXT in Cyprus is the perfect way to see the whole island. With water surrounding you from all directions, SIXT has the ideal vehicle for you to get to know the terrain - be it a sporty convertible to soak up the rays, or a rugged 4x4 to explore historic landscapes. With affordable vehicles ranging from economy cars to high-end brands, SIXT’s friendly, English-speaking staff will tailor-make your car hire package in Cyprus to suit your needs. With several branches of SIXT conveniently spread across the island at all major cities, including at Larnaca Airport, in Nicosia and Paphos, you can rest assured that you will be well taken care. 

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Explore our extensive range of brand-new cars that start with economy city zippers and family cars, into convertibles and 4x4’s. Our fleet includes reputable brands such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz and many others. With SIXT you can hire a car in Cyprus for one-day business trips or longer holiday stays, with flexibility of extension if needed. Family holidays in Cyprus are no problem with added extras such as child car seats. Navigate the terrain with sat nav and add an additional driver to reduce the driving load. 

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Good to know when you're visiting Cyprus

How old do I have to be to hire a car in Cyprus?

You have to be at least 21 to hire a car in Cyprus and have held your licence for at least 3 years. A small surcharge will apply to young drivers under the age of 25 as well as drivers over 70.

Can I drive my hire car to Northern Cyprus?

No, it is not possible to drive your hire car across the border into Northern Cyprus. You may only use your hire car in the Republic of Cyprus.

What documents do I need to hire a car?

In order to hire a car in Cyprus you'll need a licence which is valid for the entire rental period as well as a valid passport or ID card. Your UK licence will continue to be accepted in Cyprus without an International Driving Permit.

Can I rent a car for a longer period?

Yes if you plan to be in Cyprus for a longer period then you can hire a car for multiple weeks or months at a time. The maximum rental period is four months.

Can I hire a car without a credit card?

It is only possible to pay for your car hire with a credit card in Cyprus. Credit cards from all internationally-recognised companies (Mastercard, American Express, VISA) are accepted whereas debit cards, prepaid cards and cash are not accepted.

Is it worth hiring a car in Cyprus?

Hiring your own car is the best way to ensure that you can explore the whole of Cyprus. As Cyprus doesn't have its own railway network, your own hire car is essential particularly if you wish to explore more rural areas of the country.

Best places to visit in Cyprus

  • Paphos: Paphos is a Southwestern coastal region with the mildest temperatures in Cyprus. Known as the shores from which Aphrodite rose, the region is dedicated to several sites in her honour. Not only does Paphos boast gorgeous coastal lines and a busy harbour, but also some of the worlds’ most historical ruins can be found here. A history lovers' playground. 
  • Larnaca: For lovers of a lively holiday experience, the bustling city of Larnaca on the Southern coast of Cyprus is lined with idyllic beaches peppered with palm trees. With museums, castles, theatres, music festivals and water sports all being attractions in Larnaca, there is something for everybody. Perhaps visit the Zenobia shipwreck, thought to be one of the best wreck sites in the world. 
  • Nicosia: Nicosia, is the capital of Cyprus, with Northern Nicosia being the major region for arts, culture, education and finance. The city has grown in terms of tourism to make for a thoroughly entertaining trip. Gothic and Ottoman architecture lines the streets while shops, nightlife and malls are widely available to enjoy. It is also home to the legendary walled city of Sarayonu Square. 

Summer in Cyprus

Explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Mediterranean during summer. Take daytrips in your hir from any city base, explore bays and beaches and enjoy water sports in locations such as Coral Bay. Lovers of heritage can visit archaeological ruins or features such as the Stavrovouni Monastery for exquisite views. Take the kids to the Aphrodite Water Park for a fun-filled day. As the sun sets with mild to high temperatures, take in the nightlife lining selected beaches.  


Aldo da R.

We rent the car with Flizzr, serviced by Sixt, with full coverage. On arrival Sixt desk questioned the coverage explaining that Flizzr insurance was more of a thing between us and them, all very foggy. We were offered an upgrade for 50€, which we accepted (auto shift, air conditioning) and a long series of insurance coverings, which we denied. The rent was smooth and the car very good. Check out process went smooth, with nearly no questions.

Lorenzo A.

Big thumb up for the Team of Sixt Limassol!

Very helpful, super accommodating and willing to find the best solution for your needs.

Definitely recommend if you have to rent here in town.


Quick service, pick up location next to the airport. I feel price was a bit overpriced but it is a free market

Cookie 2.

Professional. Great cars.

Omer Mohammed (.

I had a good experience, perhaps I have the corporate agreement with them, but the staff seem oaky, a little rough around the edges.. But that can be down to the type of day they are having, in my experience all good!

Leonardo L.

Smooth pick up and drop off. No pushy selling of upgrades and add ons at pick up (it was 2am to be fair). Car was in good condition and tank very full (in fact I think the petrol station at the airport routinely overfills cars).

Mark M.

We got good and welcoming service. To pick-up the car took just a minute.

The prices are reasonable and the car was satisfactory.

Big C.

Easy process and friendly staff.

German S.

The company representative at the airport was amazing, there was no wait time and we got the keys really fast. The guy at the parking lot wasn't all that great, he just threw the child seats into the car and basically told as to attach them ourself, this is bad service - hence 4/5.

Damian D.

Great experience. We were here in November 2021.

Fairly new car, clean, easy to pick up.

Amazing customer service. When we were returning the car, We left a wallet inside and they were able to call the car back and returned it :) Thank you!

Of course, we had insurance which I always recommend. Seems like this is the main reason for bad reviews (not all of course).


I recommend sixt in Paphos

Pavel O.

Very nice people and good service. Prices are varied between reasonable and premium.

Couldn't ask for anything else. Since we wanted to avoid lefthanded shifting (and driving on left side at the same time), we wanted to get a car with an automatic transmission. Even though we didn't make a reservation online, we were lucky enough to get one there (a Golf 1.2 - 27 000 km with AC). We made around 1100 km in 7 days without any problems.

Roberts H.

I can't write anything wrong. Without online booking, the staff access is excellent. Super car. Everything we agreed came out.

Lucina K.

The service was slow at the airport but the staff were friendly and we were very happy with the car, it was in brilliant condition and very clean.

Anna M.

Very professional and polite staff, especially Malcom who gave us and later checked our car at the drop-off . Very well organised and quick car transfer.

Angela R.

Sixt staff at Paphos Airport were extremely helpful with our car hire. The hire details were clearly explained and they went over and above to help us contact our accommodation for information. The desk is in arrivals and it is a short walk to collect the car. The person handing the car over was also very efficient. Thank you.

Roy R.

Good car and quick service

R A.

Fast and straightforward. The representative at the car park could have been better, but all in all it was very good.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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