Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is an international airport located 4km south of the port city of Larnaca. It’s the larger of the two commercial airports in Cyprus, catering for around 6 million passengers each year.
Visitors at LCA 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.
To determine which rental car companies offer the best vehicles across our three categories (Most Affordable, Best for Luxury, Best for Minivans), TravelMag.com carefully researched prices, availability, policies and customer reviews of the car rental companies operating out of LCA. Here are our findings.
Most affordable: Alamo
Alamo is hard to top if you’re looking for a cheap car hire at LCA. Compact run-arounds like the Kia Picanto come in at nearly half the cost of similar models offered by competing car hire agencies. Anyone looking for a roomier option for a few euros more can go for a Renault Megane, or an Opel Insignia. Even renting something like a Nissan Qashqai won’t feel like much of a splurge with a daily rate of €78. Apart from the great selection of cars and the cheap rates, Alamo is one of the highest-ranked car rental company at Larnaca Airport with users commenting positively on the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff, the ease of drop-off and the cleanliness and condition of its vehicles.
Best for Luxury: Sixt
Sixt sweeps up in the luxurious rental sector for people exploring Cyprus with an overall score of 9 out of 10 on popular car rental website rentalcars.com. Their wonderful fleet includes the Audi A3 Cabrio, Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi Q7 and the Maserati Ghibli. Apart from the standard add-ons, customers get the perk of free cancellations when booking high-end cars at Larnaca International Airport. Its offices are situated at Larnaca’s arrivals lounge on the ground floor, just outside of the departure lounge. Service from Sixt is available from 8am to 9pm.
Best for Minivans: Alamo
With its rugged coastline, stunning beaches and ancient ruins dotted across the island, there is no shortage of Cypriot attractions to visit. If you are part of a large group, then Alamos has the best selection of roomy rental cars at some of the best prices. Large 9-seater options with 3 rows of seats, like the Peugeot Expert, make it easy for those looking for a no-nonsense vehicle. While smaller options, like the Opel Zafira and the Renault Grand Scenic, offer enough space for a family of seven with luggage and sports gear. Alamo makes booking a big car even more affordable by issuing discounts when customers book online and their unlimited mileage means that families can see more of Cyprus without swapping modes of transportation. The fact that this company has offices throughout the island also makes it easy to return a car even if you aren’t planning on heading back to Larnaca Airport.