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Language: Greek, Turkish
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How To Visit North Cyprus

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can be reached by both sea and air.

North Cyprus By Air

North Cyprus AirTraveling by air is the easiest way how to get to North Cyprus swiftly and securely.

If you want a flight to Northern Cyprus, you can pick up one of the airways, including Turkish Airlines or Cyprus Turkish Airlines flying to Ercan International Airport situated directly in Turkish Republic of Norhern Cyprus, or book a flight to Larnaca in the south part of the Cyprus island.

North Cyprus can be reached from all over the world via Turkey. You can choose from frequent scheduled and charter flights leaving England and other European countries for Northern Cyprus and find a suitable and cheap flight to Cyprus Island. More than 90 flights per week arrive at North Cyprus' Ercan International Airport during the summer. There are 20 flights from three airports of London, Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow, most of which arrive in the evening. North Cyprus has direct air links only with Turkey, where all planes from Europe must first touch down. Due to the fact that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is not recognized as a valid state, it is necessary to make a stopover in Turkey when flying to the airport of Ercan.

The stopovers usually take place at one of the following airports: Izmir, Istanbul, Ankara, Adana or Antalya. The stopover, in general, lasts about an hour and, in the case of Cyprus Turkish Airlines and Onur Air, passengers are not normally required to change aircraft.
However, when traveling with Turkish Airlines there is nearly always a change of aircraft and sometimes a stopover at Istanbul Airport. Passengers are required to wait in the transit lounge and obtain a boarding pass of their ongoing flight to Northern Cyprus.

If you are traveling to North Cyprus from Turkey, you can choose from number of scheduled flights from Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Adana and Antalya. Charter flights are available at weekends and on public holidays. The flight time between North Cyprus and main airports of Turkey is only sixty to ninety minutes.

You can use Cyprus Turkish Airlines or Turkish Airlines that all provide an important network from international airports to Ercan via Turkey. More information, timetable, reservation, prices and other inquiries can be made at the websites or the offices of the above mentioned airlines and also from the travel agents and foreign representatives. The airlines to Northern Cyprus all provide you with an e-commerce. Make an online reservation of your flight ticket, choose the time most convenient to you and reach North Cyprus in a short time.

The international airport of Ercan in Northern Cyprus provides the passengers with the information services as well as the passenger facilities along with duty free shops.

Before reaching your destination check the weather forecast for North Cyprus. If needed there is possibility to hire a car or book a hotel at the website or at the airport.

North Cyprus By Ferry

Scheduled ferryboats travel from Girne (Kyrenia) and Gazi Magusa (Famagusta) to Turkey's south coast ports of Mersin, Alanya and Tasucu. Three routes exist on which seabuses (passenger ferries), together with car ferries, operate: Girne-Alanya, Girne-Tasucu and Gazimagusa- Mersin, with car ferryboats running much slower than faster passenger ferries.

There are scheduled ferry-boat services from Turkish Mersin to Gazimagusa (Famagusta) in North Cyprus three times a week.

There are daily ferries (Seabus) and car ferryboats services from Turkish Tasucu to Girne (Kyrenia) in North Cyprus. The voyage by fast ferry takes about two hours.

Slower car ferries voyage takes four or five hours.

Also from Turkish Alanya, Antalya and Anamur services are organised during summer months to Girne (Kyrenia).

For further information and reservations, contact Fergun Shipping Company LTD.

The same routes with slightly different timetable are provided by the following company: AKGÜNLER

There is an opportunity to book a 3-day ferry trip from Tasucu harbor to Girne harbor and back. The boat trip takes about 2 hours and comprises sightseeing tour as well as accommodation in hotel in Girne.
For more information contact: Öztop's RAIN Tour & Travel Agency

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