Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cyprus.
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On average hiring a car in Cyprus costs $193 per week ($28 per day).
On average a car hire in Cyprus costs $828 per month ($28 per day).
In Cyprus, you must drive on the left-hand side of the road and give way to the right. During the winter months, you may need to use snow chains or spiked tires on mountain roads. Driving around the island is very simple, since there are no toll roads.
To rent a car in Cyprus, you need to be 21 and up and have a valid license that you have held for three years. Drivers under the age of 25 will incur a surcharge that varies depending on the vehicle category. The maximum age for renting a car in Cyprus is 75. Both EU and international driving licenses are accepted when driving in the country.
When you need to fill up your rental car in Cyprus, you will find that petrol prices are on average 1.27 € ($1.41) per liter. Because petrol is regulated by the Cypriot government, you will find that the price of petrol is the same at all petrol stations. Many of the petrol stations on the island offer full service and are well-signposted. If you are planning to drive up to the mountains, it is advised that you fill your car’s tank, so that you have plenty of petrol for the journey there and back.
When you rent a car in Cyprus, you will need to adhere to their speed limits. In residential areas, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), and on country roads it is 65 km/h (40 mph). On national roads, you can travel at a maximum speed of 80 km/h (50 mph), while on highways, the minimum speed is 65 km/h (40 mph) and the max limit is 100 km/h (62 mph).