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Where to rent a car in Northern Cyprus?

Updated: 3 months ago

Public transportation in Northern Cyprus is not well-developed, so if you need freedom of movement, a car is essential on the island.

Due to the unique status of the republic, well-known rental companies do not enter the market, and it is also impossible to find a car through aggregators. However, there are several ways to rent a car and explore the island.

How to Rent a Car in Northern Cyprus?

  1. Use the services of rental companies
  2. Rent a car from a private individual
  3. Book a car through your hotel
  4. Find a car for rent on forums

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Car Rental Companies in Northern Cyprus

There are several relatively large companies on the island that can provide officially rented cars - they will have red license plates (for information about color differentiation of license plates in Cyprus, read here), and you will sign a contract with them.

Renting a Car from a Private Individual

Many private individuals rent out their cars, but we do not recommend this option, especially if the car has white license plates. In this case, your legal protection will be extremely low, and insurance will not cover expenses when operated by a third party. For more information on this, read here.

Booking a Car through Your Hotel

Reception managers at large hotels will be happy to offer you a rental car from one of the companies they collaborate with. However, the cost will be higher due to intermediation.

Finding a Car for Rent on Forums

On the largest Telegram forum in Northern Cyprus in the "Rent a Car" section, you will easily find numerous offers, mostly from Russian-speaking agencies. It is worth clarifying the insurance details and ensuring that the car has red license plates.

Frequently Asked Questions about Car Rental in Northern Cyprus

How much does car rental cost in Northern Cyprus?

Prices on the island start from 30 euros per day, and with some luck, you can find options for 25 euros. However, cheaper rental cars are often older, less fuel-efficient, and may have defects, so saving money may not be worth it in the end.

What should I pay attention to when renting a car in Northern Cyprus?

It is important to check the color of the license plates. Only cars with red license plates are officially rented out. They are registered in a special registry and have insurance coverage that applies to third parties.

Can I rent a convertible or luxury car?

Yes, such offers are available. It's worth noting that in this case, the rental cost will be significantly higher. You can search for such offers on rental company websites (list provided above) or on the Telegram car rental forum.

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