Travel from Greece to Cyprus is: Partially open. See details.

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There are 3 ways to get from Athens to Cyprus by plane, bus or car ferry

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Fly to Larnaca  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Larnaca (LCA) ATH - LCA

€39 - €103

2 alternative options

Fly to Ercan  •  6h 28m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Ercan (ECN) ATH - ECN

€122 - €144

Bus, car ferry  •  38h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Esenler Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Tasucu
  3. Take the car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia

€49 - €66

Greece → Cyprus
Partially open

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International entry into Cyprus from Greece

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Cyprus, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Canada, China, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Cyprus from Greece

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 3 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Greece
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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 3 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Iceland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Korea
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Iceland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and South Korea
  • No COVID-19 testing required
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea and Israel

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Rules to follow in Cyprus

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Greece

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Cyprus from Greece.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cyprus is 1474.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cyprus is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cyprus is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1474.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Greece from Cyprus.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Cyprus is to bus and car ferry which costs €45 - €70 and takes 38h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Cyprus is to fly which costs €35 - €110 and takes 4h 42m.

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The distance between Athens and Cyprus is 905 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Cyprus without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 38h 13m and costs €45 - €70.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from Athens to Cyprus, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Larnaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Charlie Airlines Limited, Wizz Air, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Larnaca Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Cyprus. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs €10.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Cyprus.
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  • Distance: 905.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Cyprus?

Charlie Airlines Limited, Sky Express and two other airlines fly from Athens to Larnaca every 3 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Larnaca
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Flights from Athens to Larnaca via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Ercan via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to Ercan via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Flights from Athens to Ercan via Sabiha Gokcen, Ankara
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Flights from Athens to Ercan via Sabiha Gokcen, Gaziantep
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Larnaca
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €140
Charlie Airlines Limited
Website
cyprusairways.com
Flights from Athens to Larnaca
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to Larnaca
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €150
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Akgunler Denizcilik
Website
akgunlerbilet.com
Car ferry from Taşucu to Kyrenia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16
Schedules at
akgunlerbilet.com

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