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Cyprus Taxi Services

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Information on Cyprus taxi services

Lefkara Village                           Photo ©

The distances in Cyprus are not so long, so travelling by taxi offers a convenient way to travel around the island. Cyprus taxis are easy to spot, they have a yellow badge on the roof of their vehicles.

You may hail a taxi on the street, or at a taxi station. Taxis may also be booked in advance.

There are also taxis that only operate between cities, these are called service taxis. These taxis are shared with other passengers, are normally stretch limousines and offer good value. They may be also be booked in advance. The service taxis will collect and drop off on a door to door basis.

Taxi fares vary according to the time of the day and are calculated on a combination of the distance travelled and travelling time.

Approved Cyprus Taxi Tariffs

All tariffs include VAT (Value Added Tax) and there is no extra charge for the use of air conditioning in the taxi.

There are two types of tariffs depending on the time and days travelling.

Tariff 1 is classed as a Day Fare and applies between the hours of 0600-2030

Initial Charge - €3.42

Fare per Kilometre - 0.73

Waiting time per hour - €13.66

Luggage per piece - €1.20

Public Holiday Surcharge - €1.96

Tariff 2 is classed as a Night Fare and applies between the hours of 2030-0600

Initial charge - €4.36

Fare per Kilometre - €0.85

Waiting time per hour - €15.71

Luggage per piece - €1.20

Public Holiday Surcharge - €1.96

Public Holiday Fares apply to December 24/25/26/31 - 01 January - Good Friday - Holy Saturday - Easter - Monday after Easter - 01 May

Taxis carrying 5 passengers - 20% surcharge

Taxis carrying 6 passengers - 40% surcharge

A taxi driver has a legal obligation to turn on their taximeter for the duration of the journey and the taxi driver must issue a receipt should the passenger request this. The receipt should state the name of the driver, the registration number of the taxi, the amount charged and the date.


The Cyprus Tourist Office and the Cyprus Department Of Road Transport strive to ensure that passengers are offered a high quality taxi service. If you feel you wish to complain about the conduct of the taxi driver or the vehicle, you may call the Cyprus Department Of Road Transport on (00357) 22 80 70 00, between the hours of 0800-1500, Monday to Friday.

You also have the option to send an email to the Cyprus Department Of Road Transport

If the situation arises where you need to make a complaint outside of these hours, you may visit the local police station or call 1460.

We also advise you send a copy of your complaint to the Cyprus Tourist Office