Time to cross from north to south Cyprus?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 21, 2012 1:22 PM Last Post By: neckervd
Dec 30, 2011 11:29 PM
Time to cross from north to south Cyprus?Hi,
Me and my girlfriend, both Swedish citizens, are now in Istanbul and plan to take the Tasucu-Girne boat on the 3rd of January at 11.30am. The next day, the 4th, we plan to fly from Larnaca to Amman.
I wonder how long time it will take for us to cross the border from north to south Cyprus? Is the border open all day? As far as I have understood, if you are citizen of an EU country, there will be no problem crossing the border?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Dec 31, 2011 4:29 AM
1There isn't one border. There are multiple crossing points. How long it will take will depend upon which border, which day and the time of day. You should have plenty of time to get from north CY to Larnaca on the 3rd.
Dec 31, 2011 7:24 AM
2The chunder boat from Tasucu is scheduled to arrive at Girne/Kyrenia at 13.30. So you will probably have passed the immigration at 3pm (even if the sea was rough). Ask then immedietaly for a bus/minibus to Lefkosa and proceed to the Green Line (on foot if you have not much luggage, otherwise by taxi).
You could then either try to take the 18.30 or the 20.00 bus or a service taxi to Larnaca
or sleep at Lefkosia (South Cyprus part) and book seets for the 9.00 Kapnos airport shuttle of Wednesday.
Your Royal Jordanian Flight-Nr. RJ 134 will leave LCA at 13.10
BTW: I suppose you know that flights from Istanbul (IST and SAW) to Ercan (North Cyprus) are offered for as less as 35 EUR
Dec 21, 2012 5:20 AM
3Hello, people on here i wanna be sure of the rumor i heard about the legally foreigners here in north Cyprus as a student ,which are not from western countries are now allowed to cross the border from the North to South Cyprus with paying 5 euros and dropping their passport at the checking points??
Edited by: Liman
Dec 21, 2012 11:45 AM
Dec 21, 2012 1:22 PM
5About 3 years ago, George V wrote what follows in this forum:
As a non-EU citizen, if you enter the island via Larnaca, you can
a) leave the island via Larnaca again (no flights to Turkey)
b) go to the North via the Green Line checkpoint
c) leave the island via Ercan or Kyrenia.
Although the last one would technically be illegal from a Greek Cypriot point of view, it won't create any problems, unless you're going back to southern Cyprus on the same passport in the near future.
If you enter the island via Ecran/Kyrenia (i.e. from Turkey) you can
a) leave the island via Ercan/Kyrenia
b) go to the South only if you are a western national (US, Canada, AUS etc.)
c) cannot leave the island via Larnaca without running into problems.
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