The weather is pleasant and warm most of the year so the peak season runs for a lot more months than many other destinations. Due to this you’ll find cheap flights to Cyprus harder to come by than in the off season. The price of flight tickets will also rise a lot during school holidays and other popular times of the year. You might find a slight variation in temperature depending on exactly where you travel to in Cyprus. Once you’ve narrowed down the part of Cyprus you want to visit, it’s worth researching whether any festivals or events are taking place during the time you want to go as this will make flights to Cyprus more expensive.
Winter in Cyprus only lasts for a couple of months so you’ll struggle to notice a dramatic reduction on the price of flight tickets. December and January typically offer the cheapest flights to Cyprus though as they fall into the winter period. That said, January still has an average temperature of 17 degrees meaning you can save money on flight tickets, escape from all of the crowds and still enjoy some warm weather if you decide to visit during the off season, just be prepared for more rainfall.
Flights to Cyprus are more expensive from June to September so if you want to go on vacation then make sure to secure your flight tickets at least 3 months in advance to get the best prices. During the summer holidays in the UK you’ll find cheap flights to Cyprus a lot harder to come by so planning ahead will help you save some money. If you’re not too fussed with the heat then a visit in the winter would be better suited. You can book these flight tickets just a month in advance and still find reasonable priced flights to Cyprus without too much trouble, with the exception of Christmas and New Years. If your flights to Cyprus take you to Paphos then you can either sit on the left hand side of the plane for views of downtown or the right if you would prefer views of Coral Bay. Either side is good as long as you’re not sitting directly next to a wing.
Flights from London to Paphos: 4 hours 30 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Paphos: 4 hours 40 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Larnaca: 4 hours 45 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Larnaca: 7 hours 45 minutes
Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways are the three main airlines that provide cheap flights to Cyprus although you’ll find British Airways slightly more expensive. The price of your flight tickets will also vary depending on where exactly you are planning to visit in Cyprus. Ryanair typically offer the cheapest flight tickets to Cyprus but you’ll have to compromise a bit of comfort. Before you book your flights to Cyprus with them it’s worth checking how much they charge for checked in luggage as they mark up their prices dramatically during the peak Summer months. British Airways provide complimentary snacks and beverages onboard all of their flights to Cyprus but you will pay more money for the extra comfort.
After your flights to Cyprus there are several methods of transport to choose from. You can get the shuttles to the centre of Paphos, as well as to Limassol, Nicosia and Larnaca. They are regular and cheap and are the best way to get around the country. You could also choose to get a taxi if you have a lot of luggage or would prefer a more direct way of travelling. Make sure you agree on a price beforehand though to avoid being overcharged.
Again Larnaca doesn’t operate any trains to or from the city but there is an abundance of buses available. After your flights to Cyprus simply leave the terminal building and you’ll see the bus stops right outside. You could opt for a taxi if you are in a rush but they are a lot more expensive than the bus alternatives. If there are a couple of you to split the fare you’ll find taxis more beneficial but make sure to agree on a price before you get in.
(prices quoted are from London)