Driving In Cyprus Tips & Info
If you are planning to travel to Cyprus, you need to know that the public transportation system is not that great therefore a car hire is recommended.
Driving in Cyprus is different than in most of the European countries. Safety is very important for us, therefore we created a guide with Driving In Cyprus Tips & Info for you all.
Cyprus intercity roads and highways are in very good condition and they are constantly improved.
Here are the main highways in Cyprus:
- A1 Nicosia – Limassol
- A2 Nicosia – Larnaca
- A3 Larnaca Airport – Ayia Napa
- A4 Larnaca – Larnaca Airport
- A5 Larnaca – Limassol
- A6 Limassol – Paphos
- A7 Paphos – Polis
- A8 Limassol – Saittas
- A9 Nicosia – Astromeritis
- Nicosia 3rd Ring road
Driving Rules in Cyprus
Seat Belt Requirements
In Cyprus, is mandatory to use the safety belt both on the font and rear seats.
Travelling With Children
In Cyprus, children under 5 are not allowed to seat in the front seats and they must be seated in child seats. The children older than 5, can be seated on the front seats but must wear appropriate child seat belt.
General Driving Rules
- The minimum driving age in Cyprus is 18 years old
- Talking on the telephone while driving is a serious offence
- At junctions, drivers must give way to vehicles coming from the right unless is signalled otherwise
- It is prohibited to use the horn between 10 pm and 6 am
- The maximum length of car with caravan is 12m
- Having a warning triangle is mandatory
Wacky Driving Rules
In Cyprus, it is illegal to eat or drink while driving. Even when you drink water you risk a fine of 85 euros.
- 31 mph (50 km/h) in built-up areas
- 49 mph (80 km/h) outside built-up areas
- 62 mph (100 km/h) on motorways
- Minimum speed on motorways: 40 mph (65 km/h)
In Cyprus, you should drive on the left-hand side of the road just like in the UK. You should always overtake on the right lane.
At a roundabout, give priority to traffic approaching from the right, unless otherwise indicated.
In Cyprus, there is a high number of random road checks, so you are advised not to drive under the influence of alcohol. If your breath/alcohol exceeds 9mg/dL you risk at least a fine and if your alcohol level exceeds 70mg/dL, you risk prison time.
Driving Licence Requirements
When driving in Cyprus EU driving licences are accepted. If you are from outside of EU, you must have an international driving licence.
- Ambulance: 199 / 112
- Police: 199 / 112
- Fire Service: 199 / 112
Here are the fuel prices recorded in Cyprus in the beginning of June 2017:
- Super 95: 1.185 EUR
- Diesel: 1.166 EUR