Taxi & Transport
North Cyprus Taxi Services
In North Cyprus taxis are widely available. Taxi charges are regulated by law and taxi drivers are obliged to use a taximeter. Prices for airport transfers can be given when booking.
It is hard to "flag" a taxi on the street. It is easier to find one at a taxi rank. Taxi stands are located at Erçan airport, Kyrenia Gate (Girne Kapisi) area and big hotels. If you need taxi services between 9 pm and 8 am, it is better to arrange this beforehand. Taxi drivers are punctual and will pick you up from where you are.
Public Transport in TRNC
There is a well organised system of public buses and mini buses in North Cyprus that is managed by the local authorities. Buses run every 15-30 minutes during the day depending on their destination, however departure times are not fixed. Public transport services are less frequent after 5pm and during the weekend.
All the bus routes start at the Bus Terminal or Girne Kapisi (Kyrenia Gate) in the centre of the city and cover all the areas of the city.
The current fares include 1 YTL for the buses that cover the city within its borders and 2.5-3 YTL for a trip between the towns.
In addition to buses you may get so-called ‘dolmus’, share taxis which may take 6-8 passengers. Passengers divide the cost of services between each other. It is a convenient way to get a ride, however sometimes you will have to wait till the driver drops off passengers who took the taxi earlier than you.
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