Ayia Napa overview
When is the best time to book a flight to Ayia Napa?
Ayia Napa is busiest during the summer months, which run between May and September. This is when the holiday season runs and when the temperatures are at their warmest. July and August mark the height of the peak season and flight tickets might be more expensive during this time. For the cheapest flights to Ayia Napa during the summer months, travel at the start of the season in May or towards the end of the season in September.
If you’re travelling in the down season between September and April, expect cooler temperatures and an increase in rainfall. During this period you will find plenty of cheap flights to Ayia Napa and accommodation deals, but they aren’t as regular as during the summer months.
How long is the flight to Ayia Napa?
Flights from London to Ayia Napa – 4 hours 30 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Ayia Napa – 4 hours 40 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Ayia Napa – 4 hours 45 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Ayia Napa – 5 hours
Which airlines operate flights to Ayia Napa?
Monarch, Aegean, Norwegian and Easyjet are the main airlines that run cheap flights to Ayia Napa. They mostly fly into Larnaca, which is about 45 minutes away. This is a very popular route with plenty of flights leaving daily during the summer months, so you should have no problem finding flight deals within your budget.
Airports’ at the destination and positions relative to city
Paphos and Larnaca are the two nearest airports to Ayia Napa and both run great flight deals every day. From Paphos it takes just under 2 hours to get to Ayia Napa with regular shuttle services and buses. From Larnaca it takes 45 minutes on the road. Again, there are plenty of bus and shuttle services that operate from the airport as well as taxis that leave directly from the terminals.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
There are numerous cheap flights to Ayia Napa and Larnaca is the nearest airport.
Bus services: Start by getting the bus to Larnaca Police Station from the airport which costs about £1 and takes around 20 minutes. From the Police Station you can get the bus to Nissi Avenue in Ayia Napa which costs £2-3 and takes around 48 minutes. Buses leave from the airport every hour and from the Police Station every 2 hours.
Taxis: Taxis leave from outside the terminals and take around 45 minutes to get to Ayia Napa. Prices usually come in at around £7 for the journey.
You can also fly into Paphos airport, where there are many flight deals to Ayia Napa.
Bus and shuttle service: Get the bus from Paphos Airport to Finikoudes Promenade which takes around 1 hour 30 mins and costs £5-7. From there, get the bus to Nissi Avenue in Ayia Napa, which takes around 50 minutes and costs £2-3. The bus from Paphos Airport leaves 4 times a day, whilst the bus from Finikoudes Promenade leaves every 2 hours.
Taxis: Taxis are readily available outside the terminals at Paphos Airport. The journey takes just under 2 hours and costs between £15-21.
Hint and tips connected to navigating between terminals
Both Larnaca Airport and Paphos Airport are comprised of just one terminal, making it easy for you to find your flight.