Travelers at Larnaca International Airport (LCA) in sunny Cyprus have a variety of local and international car hire companies to choose from when walking out of the airport terminal. While most of the agencies are open around the clock, others have more traditional office hours. Knowing which rental company will make it easy to tour the island in style and comfort isn’t always intuitive. The good news is that TravelMag.com has researched all of the car rental options at LCA Airport and come up with ratings for the options that are the most affordable, best for families and best for luxury.
Larnaca Airport (Photo_: jpennycook via Flickr)
TravelMag.com has looked into a variety of factors while determining the best options for each of the three categories. We’ve weighed factors like price, available models, rental policies, customer reviews and more. Our results can be viewed below.
Budget is hard to top if you’re looking for a cheap car hire. A compact option like the Chevrolet Spark comes in at nearly half the cost of slightly larger models offered by competing car hire agencies. Anyone looking for slightly more room for just a little more money can go for a Chevrolet Cruze or Volkswagen Passat. Even splurging on something like a Renault Megane Convertible won’t feel like much of a splurge when the daily rate is broken down. Travelers who need more room without breaking the bank will be pleased with the daily rates that Budget charges for ultra-roomy options like the Renault Trafic or the Nissan Qashqai. Budget’s office inside Larnaca International Airport does lose a few points due to its restrictive hours of operation. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.
Europcar Car Rental’s robust selection of roomy rental cars makes this company a top option for families looking to explore Cyprus. Options like the Kia Sportage make it easy for parents looking for no-nonsense vehicles to get what they want. Options like the Nissan NV Mini Bus and the Citroen Grand Picasso offer all the space a family could need for kids and gear. Europcar makes booking a big car more affordable by offering significant discounts when customers book online. What’s more, unlimited mileage means that families can see more of Cyprus without swapping modes of transportation. ASTRA Self Drive Cars also offers very practical, family-friendly rental models at affordable rates. The fact that this company has offices throughout the island makes it easy to return a car even if you aren’t headed back to Larnaca Airport. A model like a KIA Pinto can be grabbed for a very reasonable daily rate. The list of other practical vehicles offered by ASTRA includes the KIA Rio, the Nissan Note and the Ford Focus.
Sixt takes the cake when it comes to offering luxurious rental options for people exploring Cyprus. The roster of high-end vehicles available in Sixt’s fleet includes the Audi A3 Cabrio, the Audi A4, the Audi A5, the Audi A6, the Audi Q7 and the Maserati Ghibli. The premium-class rental cars that are offered by this agency all come with pretty reasonable daily rates. Customers get the perk of free cancellations when booking high-end cars at Larnaca International Airport through Sixt. Sixt has offices at Larnaca’s arrivals lounge on the ground floor and outside of the departure lounge. Service from Sixt is available at the airport 24 hours a day.