Driving Tips in Cyprus - Sixt rent a car


Driving in Cyprus varies from the UK so in order for you to travel safely Sixt recommends that you look at our guide for driving tips and advice.

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Rules & Regulations

Here are some rules and driving tips when driving in Cyprus that you need to know of before you start your journey:

  • In Cyprus, they drive on the left hand side of the road and over take on the right.
  • Wearing of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear seat occupants.
  • Children under five cannot travel as a front seat passenger. Children over five and under ten must use a suitable child restraint system.
  • Eating and drinking whilst driving is prohibited.
  • Drink driving - The maximum legal level of alcohol in the blood is 0.049 per cent. Persons suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol (0.05 per cent and over) may be subjected to a blood test.
  • Vehicle lights must be used between half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise. Spotlights are prohibited.
  • Smoking in a car with a person present that is under 16 years is prohibited; a fine is imposed for anyone who does not comply.
  • Speaking on a mobile phone whilst driving is a serious offence.
  • All national driving licences accepted. Minimum age for driving is 18 years of age.
  • Third-party motor insurance is compulsory.
  • Fuel: LPG is not available. Unleaded petrol (95 and 98 octane) and diesel is available. No leaded petrol (lead substitute additive available). It is forbidden to carry petrol in a can.
  • It is prohibited to use the horn between 2200 and 0600 hours, and in the vicinity of hospitals.
  • Spiked tyres and snow chains are permitted on mountain roads in winter.

Please make sure that you are aware of all the road regulations before you start driving in Cyprus.

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Speed Limits

Standard legal limits when driving in Cyprus, which may be varied by signs, for private vehicles without trailers are:

  • In built-up areas: 31 mph (50 km/h) or 40 mph (65 km/h) depending on the road
  • Outside built-up areas: 49 mph (80 km/h)
  • 62 mph (100 km/h) on motorways.
  • Minimum speed on motorways: 40 mph (65 km/h).
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Things to Bring Along

  • Warning triangles – two must be carried when driving in Cyprus
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Additional Information

Using a car rental from Sixt is the easiest way to navigate your way around Cyprus. We have branches at Paphos and Larnaca airport so that you can fly and drive for added convenience. We also have locations in Limassol, Protaras and Strovolos so that you will never be far away from a Sixt car rental in Cyprus.

If you are visiting Paphos, you might want to go to Kato Paphos a stunning coral bay beach where you can relax the time away. Also worth visiting are the baths of Aphrodite and Adonis, for some breath taking scenery, a great environment and a magnificent waterfall.

Using your Sixt car rental you can drive around the impressive coastline that Cyprus has to offer and check out many of the famous beaches. Also pay a visit to Larnaca and while there go to the Mosque of Hala Saltan Tekke , the salt lake , Pierides Museum, Agios Lazaros Church and Larnaca Fort.

With so much to do and see, you will be glad to have a car rental when travelling around Cyprus. Sixt wishes you a pleasant a safe trip when using our car rental service in Cyprus.

Now you have read our tips for driving in Cyprus why not check out some of the other great destination we have covered including Holland, Italy and Spain.

* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.