Paphos Airport

Paphos Airport (also known as Paphos International Airport or PFO), is located approximately 16 kilometers from the city center, a mere 20-minute drive away. As Cyprus’ second-largest airport, it serves as a key entry point for tourists and doubles as a military airbase for the Cyprus National Guard.

The airport was first opened in 1982 and came under the management of Hermes Airports in 2006. Just two years later, in 2018, it underwent extensive renovations, including the construction of a new terminal.

However, despite its relatively modest size of 20,000 square meters, this small airport handles over 3 million travelers annually and has a crucial role in Cyprus’ tourism sector.

Airport Facilities

The facilities at the airport include four E-gates, three baggage carousels, twenty-eight check-in counters (there are self-service kiosks, too!), and six boarding gates.

Additionally, there are a couple of ATMs and currency exchange services, a convenience store offering SIM cards and top-up packages, more than 700 parking spaces, and both indoor and outdoor car rental desks.

You’ll also find a 24\7 information desk, a VAT refund booth, a few dining options ranging from restaurants to cafes and bars, as well as a small Duty-Free shop and souvenir store.

Complimentary Wi-Fi, of course, is available throughout the airport.

If you have children, you can even take advantage of the designated play area, while those seeking relaxation can access the paid lounge.

Lastly, Paphos Airport offers convenient parking options for both short-term and long-term stays at reasonable rates. Plus, you can reserve your parking spot in advance for added peace of mind.

Airlines Landing in Paphos

Paphos Airport hosts a selection of renowned airlines, including Ryanair, Jet2, easyJet, British Airways, TUI, AirSeven, Buzz, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, and Transavia.

In 2012, Ryanair announced plans to establish its 50th base in Paphos. By 2022, the company invested over 400 million dollars to expand its fleet and the number of routes it operates.

Duty-Free

While we love Duty-free shopping, the one in Paphos is quite small and might not always boast significant savings compared to regular retailers. That said, you can still expect a wide array of offerings such as fragrances, cosmetics, liqueurs, cigarettes, and chocolates.

But what truly sets this Duty-free apart is its rich tapestry of local treasures, from Cypriot delicacies like lokum and baklava to the purest olive oils and unadulterated honey.

Dining and Bars

Here are some places where you can grab a snack before your flight:

  • Costa Coffee: A branch of the British coffeehouse chain located to the right upon entry and opposite the exit from the airport terminal, just after the customs hall.
  • Central Bar: A sushi bar that also serves a variety of hot and cold beverages and alcoholic drinks. Located in the passenger hall, just after passport control.
  • Caffe Ritazza: A 24/7 café offering a great selection of sandwiches, salads, croissants, and cakes. Located in the passenger hall, just after passport control.
  • Food Village: A fast-food restaurant with sandwiches, Italian pizzas, burgers, and pre-packaged meals. Located in the passenger hall, just after passport control.
  • Beer Garden: A nice bar serving hot and cold drinks, beers, wines, sandwiches, sausages, and pastries. Located in the passenger hall, next to the boarding gates.
  • Camden Food Co: An organic snacks stand that offers salads, sandwiches, juices, chocolates, soutzoukos (Cypriot dessert), and more. Located near the gates.

VAT

You can find the VAT refund booth near the entrance to the terminal, right before the security checkpoint.

To claim your refund, make sure you have the original receipt, the VAT refund form, the passport you used at the store, and the purchased items with you.

Transportation Options

Bus

Bus route 612 is departing every 70-90 minutes from the bus station just outside Paphos Airport.

This route runs from 07:35 until 01:05 and winds through the hotel strip, starting from Yeroskipou and ending at Paphos Harbour.

Taxi

Taxis from Paphos Airport to Paphos typically range between 28-35 euros per trip.

Rates may vary slightly depending on your destination, with fares a tad lower for nearby spots like Yeroskipou and a bit higher for farther locales like Peyia and Coral Bay.

Given that taxis outside the airport often charge higher fares, it’s wise to pre-book your taxi and negotiate the rate before your arrival. This can be arranged via WhatsApp with a local driver or through apps like Bolt.

Shuttle

If you’re open to sharing your ride, consider booking a shuttle service departing from Paphos Airport to various hotels in the area. This option, however, tends to be more economical for solo travelers and couples.

If you’re landing at Larnaca Airport, then check out this shuttle which offers rides directly to Paphos Airport.

Car

You can also choose to rent a car from Paphos Airport and drive to your hotel independently, which is especially convenient if you plan to travel extensively during your stay.

Other Details

Location

Opening Hours
24 hours a day

Phone
+357-77-778833

Website
https://www.hermesairports.com

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Airports Are There in Paphos?

Paphos has only one airport, which is Paphos International Airport.

How Many Airports Are There in Paphos?

Paphos Airport has only one terminal

How Big Is Paphos Airport?

Paphos Airport consists of a passenger terminal covering 20,000 square meters, with a retail and food and beverages area occupying 2,020 square meters.

Additionally, the airport operates with a single runway measuring 2,699 meters in length.

How Early Should I Arrive at Paphos Airport?

You should arrive at the airport around two hours before your flight.

Paphos Airport isn’t particularly large or busy, so this should give you plenty of time for your check-in, VAT refund, security check, and even some last-minute shopping.

Can I Bring Liquids on My Return Flight?

As per the regulations of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), liquids exceeding 100ml are not permitted in carry-on luggage, except for essential items like baby formula or medications needed during the flight.

Keep in mind that the security officers at Paphos Airport are pretty strict, and any items exceeding this limit may be confiscated.

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