Top tips for renting a car at Nicosia Ercan airport
Ercan Airport is the primary airport for Northern Cyprus, located roughly 8 miles from North Nicosia. Although North Cyprus is a popular tourist destination, the public transport system can be lacking. When travelling from the airport, you can pre-book a taxi or take the bus but the most convenient way to travel is to choose a car hire at Nicosia Ercan Airport and make your own way around the city and surrounding areas. Car rental also means saving on costs in the long run instead of paying for a taxi every time you need to go somewhere.
If you're looking for the most affordable car hire at Nicosia Ercan Airport, you'll find the mini or economy cars are typically the cheapest options. If you're looking at economy cars, consider renting one that comes with liability coverage, a fair fuel policy, as well as enough space for two large bags and can accommodate four passengers and a driver.
Pre-booking your car hire at Nicosia Ercan Airport is recommended to ensure you get the best deal and the best prices. Once you've confirmed your booking, all you need to do then is meet the representative at the Arrivals section of the airport. They'll be waiting with a sign with your name on it.
Ercan Airport doesn't have a dedicated car rental centre. Each rental agency will provide information on where to pick up your vehicle and where to drop the vehicle off. When returning your vehicle to the airport, your drop-off location is usually the same location where the rental was picked up. The A8 Car Park outside of the airport exit gate is one location where rental cars are picked up and dropped off.
Book your rental car at Nicosia Ercan airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about renting a car at Nicosia Ercan airport
According to our research, the best time to rent a vehicle at the airport is early during the week, typically before midday. If you're travelling early on a Monday or Tuesday, you're likely to pay around 20% less per day for your rental than over a weekend. You're most likely to find the cheapest car rental options when booking through KAYAK in advance.
Two of the most popular car rental agencies at Ercan Airport are Oscar Rent a Car and the British Rent a Car. These agencies offer a variety of optional extras that include baby seats, child seats, and also allow for additional drivers at no extra charge. If you're younger than 25, you can rent a vehicle through British Rent a Car but not Oscar. British does have an additional surcharge for drivers younger than 25 years old.
The rental agencies have different requirements for their drivers depending on which agency you go through. For the most part, you must be 21 years or older and have held a valid driver’s license for at least two years, sometimes three years. If you are younger than 25 years old, you'll be expected to pay a surcharge for a car rental. If you are a foreigner, you will need to produce your passport and possibly a travel itinerary. All renters will need to book with a credit card or debit card.
Fuel policies tend to differ, although most of the rental agencies offer the same options. You can choose prepaid fuel, which means you pay for a full tank upon collection and return it with an empty tank. The most common fuel policy is a fair fuel policy, meaning you'll return the car with the same level of fuel as when you picked the car up.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Pacific Rent A Car (₪177/day), Nissa Car Rental (₪188/day) and Trip Rent A Car (₪281/day).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Nicosia Ercan airport to off-airport locations include Cyprus Elite Rentals, Pacific Rent A Car, and Trip Rent A Car.