Cyprus, Nicosia

Car rental in Protaras

Updated: 2 months ago

Protaras has a reputation as a peaceful family resort with solid, but not luxurious hotels. To diversify your vacation and explore the attractions, of which there are many on the island, we recommend renting a car. You can do this right in Protaras, and there are several ways to do it. Now we will tell you about them.

Аренда авто в Протарасе

Car Rental in Protaras Directly from Rental Companies

If you already have a trusted rental company in mind, we recommend visiting their website and finding Cyprus in the list of countries and Protaras in the list of cities.

Advantages of renting directly:

  • loyalty programs that allow you to start saving on rentals after some time;
  • airline miles accumulation promotions when booking with a specific company.

Disadvantages of renting directly:

  • limited model selection only by the specific company's fleet;
  • cost is often higher compared to using search aggregators (excluding discounts and special offers).

Top car rental companies:

  • Alamo
  • Thrifty
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Europcar
  • Sixt

Car Rental in Protaras Using Aggregators

Booking through search aggregators is often more convenient than through a specific company — smaller players with more pleasant prices emerge in the search. Besides, you get the fleet of several rental companies in front of you, giving you more choices, even when compared to a large rental company.

The principle is similar to hotel search engines. You need to enter the city — in our case, Protaras (possibly in Latin script), rental start and end dates, start time, and apply various filters at the search query stage.

After receiving the results, you need to go to the car card, read the detailed conditions, fill in the details, and make a prepayment. The main amount is paid on-site when signing the contract.

Aggregators differ in the number of rental companies, interface, overall user-friendliness, some additional incentive programs, and other advantages over competitors.

Car Rental in Protaras through Localrent

Localrent — a popular aggregator with Russian roots and a limited set of countries, collaborating with small rental companies. Cyprus is in the country list, and Protaras is in the city list. An obvious plus is that you can make a prepayment on the website even with a Russian card. The lightning bolt icon indicates that the car is available for instant booking, while the shield icon indicates that the advance payment is fully refundable if canceled a day or more before the rental starts.

Аренда авто в Протарасе localrent

Car Rental in Protaras through Economy Bookings

One of the pioneers in searching for budget options, often offering very cost-effective deals. Enter Protaras, and you will be offered two options: delivery to the hotel (additional fee) and rental points in different parts of the city.

Аренда авто в Протарасе economy bookings

Car Rental in Protaras through Auto Europe

A search engine with a very large database of offers with more than 24,000 pick-up points across all countries it operates in. Results are displayed in a convenient table format, allowing for easy comparison of offers from different companies.

Аренда авто в Протарасе auto europe

Car Rental in Protaras through Discover Cars

After rebranding in 2019, this aggregator was recognized as the third fastest-growing car rental company in Europe. Search results can be sorted by many parameters, including the choice of child seat size.

Аренда авто в Протарасе discover cars

Frequently Asked Questions about Car Rental in Protaras

Can I rent a car at the airport?

If you plan to rent a car for the entire duration of your stay in Cyprus, it makes sense to do so immediately upon arrival. However, there is no airport in Protaras, the nearest one is in Larnaca. Read the relevant article: car rental at Larnaca airport.

How to get to Protaras from the airport?

If you decide to rent a car not directly at the airport but later in Protaras, there are several ways to get to the city from Larnaca airport. Here is the instruction on how to do it.

How to pay fines in Protaras?

If you are stopped by a police officer in Protaras or any other city in Cyprus, they will issue a fine - the police do not take money on the spot. You may also receive fines from cameras for speeding violations. In most cases, the payment will be deducted from your deposit, but depending on the rental company or rental period, in some cases you may pay them online yourself using our guide.

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