HOW TO GET TO NORTH CYPRUS
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can be reached
by air and by sea. You may choose the most convenient way for you.
Although there are no direct flights to the Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus, travelling to the northern part of the island is
no longer a problem. Cyprus
Turkish Airlines, Turkish
Atlas Jet and Pegasus
Airlines provide scheduled flights to the Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus from all international airports worldwide via Turkey.
Besides, there are charter flights to Turkish Cyprus.
As mentioned above, all the aircrafts flying to Turkish Cyprus
are to touch down in Turkey. Usually the stopover lasts for an hour,
and passengers remain in the aircraft, however sometimes the airline
company changes the aircraft. In this case passengers are required
to wait in the transit lounge and obtain a boarding pass of their
ongoing flight to Northern Cyprus. It will take you approximately
an hour to get from Turkey to North Cyprus.
If you travel by sea, the voyage may take you from 2.5 to 10 hours.
Ferry-boats and sea-buses connect operate regularly between Kyrenia
and Famagusta, towns in Northern Cyprus, and Turkey.
Sea-busses are faster and travel between the island and Turkey almost
every day. Ferry boats can take more passengers and cargo, but go
slower. A trip by a ferry boat can take up to 4-10 hours. The sea
trips may be certainly not pleasant in winter.
Although there are no direct flights to the Turkish Republic
of Northern Cyprus from other countries (North Cyprus has direct
air links only with Turkey), travelling to the northern part of
the island is no longer a problem.
Cyprus Turkish Airlines (Kibris Türk Hava Yollari), Turkish
Airlines, Atlas Jet and Pegasus Airlines provide scheduled flights
to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus from all international
airports worldwide via Turkey. Besides, there are charter flights
to Turkish Cyprus.
As mentioned above, all the aircrafts flying to Turkish Cyprus are
to touch down in Turkey. They usually make stopovers in the airports
of Izmir, Istanbul, Ankara, Adana or Antalya. Usually the stopover
lasts for an hour, and passengers remain in the aircraft (Cyprus
Turkish Airlines). Sometimes the airline company changes the aircraft
(for example, Turkish Airlines). In this case passengers are required
to wait in the transit lounge and obtain a boarding pass of their
ongoing flight to Northern Cyprus.
If you are travelling 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.From
Turkey's main airports to
North Cyprus by air takes sixty to ninety minutes.
While arriving in Northern Cyprus, all the planes descend at two
national airports of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus : generally
at Ercan Airport (situated near Nicosia), more rarely at Gecitkale
Airport ( Famagusta), as the latter is commonly used for military
To get details on timetable, prices and flight booking please contact
airlines offices or visit their web sites. You may also contact
travel agencies for more information.
Tel: +90 392 231 4806 (reception)
CYPRUS TURKISH AIRLINES
Bedreddin Demirel Cad. Yenisehir Lefkosa / Cyprus
Phone: +90 392 228 3901
Fax: +90 392 227 4304
TICKETING AND RESERVATIONS MAIN OFFICES
Izmir Turkey Ticketing and reservation office
Sht. Nevrez Bulv. 13/A Alsancak
Tel : Strl:+90 232 464 9095, +90 232 421 4472, +90 232 4227146
Fax :+90 232 4215425
Antalya Turkey Ticketing and reservation office
30 Agustos (Isiklar) Cad. No 5/B
Tel :+90 242 248 9957,+90 242 248 6195
Fax :+90 242 248 9816
Londra Ingiltere Ticketing and reservation office
11-12 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5LU
Tel:+44 207 930 4851,
Fax:+44 207 930 1046 / 88 Green Lanes Newigton Green No:169 9EJ
Tel:+44 207 241 5523 lines Fax: +44 207-241 5541 MANCHESTER-Passanger
services-Manchetser Airport Tel:+44 161-498 8577
Frankfurt Germany Ticketing and reservation office
Frankfurt Marmara, Kaiserstrasse 72, 60329 Frankfurt
Tel : +49 069 242 64036
Fax : +49 069 231 686
Istanbul (Laleli) Turkey Ticketing and reservation office
Eminönü Kemal Pasa Mah. Ordu Cad. Laleli Vakif Pasaji
Tel:+90 212 513 9853 +90 513 9445
Fax:+90 212 513 9525
Lefkosa North Cyprus Ticketing and reservation office
Bedreddin Demirel Cad. Genel Müdürlük-Yenisehir /Lefkosa
Tel: +90 392 22 71706
Fax: +90 392 22 88208
Girne North Cyprus Ticketing and reservation office
Tel : +90 392 81 52513 / 14
Fax : +90 392 81 53908
Gazi Magusa North Cyprus Ticketing and reservation office
50 Ilker Karter Caddesi,
Tel :+90 392 36 67799
Fax :+90 392 36 67899
Istanbul (Mecidiyeköy) Turkey Ticketing and reservation office
Büyükdere Cad. 56/B, Mecidiyeköy
Tel :+90 212 288 9182
Fax :+90 0212 274 5981
Istanbul (Feneryolu) Turkey Ticketing and reservation office
Bagdat Caddesi, Feneryolu Mevkii Emre Apartmani no:153 Kat 1 Daire:7
Tel:+90 216 449 4738/39- +90 216 414 4665
Fax:+90 216 414 1195
Ankara Turkey Ticketing and reservation office
Selanik Cad. 17/1, Kizilay
Tel :+90 312 418 0425 / 445
Fax :+90 312 418 7817
Atatürk Cad. 5
Tel :+90 322 363 1541, +90 322 351880
Fax :+90 322 3631409
24 Hour Reservation: +90 212 444 0849
Ankara: +90 312 428 0200
London: +44 207 766 9300
Nicosia: +90 392 227 1061
Email: [email protected]
Istanbul: +90 212 315 1800
Antalya: +90 242 243 3040
Bodrum: +90 252 367 2166
Izmir: +90 232 425 3387
Adana: +90 322 458 7612
Nicosia: +90 392 815 6747
Adana:+90 322 433 27 72
Ankara:+90 312 398 10 87
Antalya:+90 242 330 41 93 - 330 31 93
Bodrum:+90 252 523 02 60
Dalaman:+90 252 792 50 31
Ercan:+90 392 231 42 88
Istanbul:+90 216 588 01 60 - 61
Izmir:+90 232 274 60 35
Ferry-boats and sea-buses connect Northern Cyprus (Kyrenia and Famagusta)
with Turkey by the sea.
There are scheduled sea-bus and ferry services from Tasucu (a port
city in Turkey, near Silifke) to Kyrenia, and back. The sea-busses
operate on a daily basis – the duration of the voyage is about
two and a half hours. Ferry boats between Tasucu and Kyrenia go
every week – the trip on a ferry boat takes about four hours.
You may also choose a ferry-boat operating between Mersin (a port
city in the south of Turkey) and Famagusta – three times a
week to get to North Cyprus By Sea. Ferry-boats also connect Tasucu
and Famagusta, but this voyage is longer lasting for eight hours.
Besides, there are sea trips between Latakia (a port in Syria) and
Famagusta.During the summer time sea trips are organised from Alanya,
Antalya and Anamur (Turkey) to Kyrenia.
There are two main companies providing sea trips between the Turkish
Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey:
Address: Ramadan Cemil Meydani, No:1; P.O. Box: 130 Kyrenia
Tel.: +90 392 815 3510 /11
Fax: +90 392 815 3870
Address 1: Yeni Liman Yolu Kyrenia, Turkish Republic of Northern
Tel.: +90 392 815 1770 / 815 1870
Fax: +90 392 815 1989
Address 2: Mustafa Cagatay Cad. 6/2C Kyrenia, Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus (branch)
Tel.: +90 392 815 2344 / 815 3377
Fax: +90 392 815 3866
Address 3: Ataturk Cad. Vakiflar Ishani, No:76, Tasucu - Turkey
Tel.: +90 324 741 2323 / 741 3711
Fax: +90 324 741 2802
Passports and Visas
All the foreign country passports are recognized at the
entrance ports and airports of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Greek Cypriots, Greek from Greece and citizen of Armenia should
have visa. Citizen of Nigeria, Philistine, Afghanistan, Libya, Armenia,
Greek and Greek Cypriots have to have visa, but if their people
comes to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as a tourist and if
they come as groups they don't need any visa. Also those who are
3. world citizens that are Greek, Greek Cypriot and Armenian have
to have visa. Visa applications can be done to Turkish Republic
of Northern Cyprus foreign representatives for the Nations that
mentioned above. If any citizen of a country that mentioned above
is married to a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizen the
need of a visa is evaluated in a different manner and could be more
elastic. But this special condition is determined after the application
to the foreign representation of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
On the other hand, it is possible for the people from different
nations (except the ones mentioned above) who enter Turkey, to enter
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus freely as a tourist or with
a tourist group. The same procedure is carried out to passengers
who travel separately. Separate passengers have to have enough amount
of cash, returning ticket and reservation to a Turkish Republic
of Northern Cyprus Hotel (proving that the purpose of travel is
tourism) Under these circumstances it is impossible to have a problem
during the entrance of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. When
entering Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus the period of the visa
is determined by the immigration police officer. After entering
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus if you have valid justifications
you can apply to prolong for visa to ministry of interior.
1. Customs regulations while entering and leaving Turkish Republic
of Northern Cyprus Customs regulations shows similarity with the
developed European countries customs regulations in methodic and
basic. Any person who comes to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
in a certain place, time, and way, anything that he or she carries
on himself or herself in anything that he or she carries in the
a) Anything that was bought outside of Turkish Republic of Northern
b) Any good that has commercial value tax unpaid or tax refunded
c) Anything or good that could not be carried before its tax paid;
has to be declared due the custom regulations. Any person who enters
or leaves Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has to answer any
question of the official clerk about his or her luggage or anything
that is carried on her or himself. At the same time the passengers
has to show any good in his or her luggage or anything that he or
she carries on himself or herself to the official clerk in a certain
place, time that the official clerk shows. But if the passenger
asks that he or she wants to be examined in a special place examination
can be carried out in a special place. According to customs regulations
if any person who refuses to give information and refuses to show
and declare the goods that he or she carries or keeps them in his
or her luggage commits law. Any good that depends on customs tax
or any other tax if not declared of hidden and found by the officials
during the examination time or goods that are prohibited or restricted
to import and export could be kept by customs as a punishment
2. While entering or leaving Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
the amount of money that a passenger can carry freely: Passengers
while entering or living Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus may
carry maximum 10,000 USD or equivalent in other currency.
3. While entering country, duty free rights of the passengers are
Tobacco 400 cigarettes or 500 gr tobacco
Alcoholic drinks 150 cc
Perfume and lotions 100 cl
Non commercial goods 75 $ worth free Over 75 $ taxable
Personal Belonging Depends on passenger's social condition. 4-Regulations
for entering Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus by a motor vehicle
While entering Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in last 2 years
the person who stayed and lived abroad more than 365 days and comes
to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus temporarily and is over 18
years old age (staying in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus should
not be more than 12 months) is considers as visitors. Persons that
did not stay abroad this much could be consider as visitors if they
declare and show all the documents proving that they live outside
of the country. While entering these people has to declare the cars
documents and has to make 3 months valid car insurance. 5-Other
important points Customs offices make examination while entering
or leaving Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus plus they carry out
other regulations of all different ministries during their examinations.
Restricted or prohibited goods
Controlled during import
-Controlled drugs ( Opium, heroine, morphine, cocaine, cannabis
-Fire arms (guns)
-Obscene tools and publication.
-Sapling, lump, and seeds.
-Animals and birds (needs veterinary quarantine)
Controlled during export
-Fire arms munitions and explosives
-Antics (plus statues)
-Various archeological goods.
-Living wild animals in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
-Before export controls permissions is needed from various offices
so before coming to export ports all formalities has to be completed.
Health Regulations for Animals
1. Any kind of animal admission to the country needs preliminary
2. The veterinary office of the ministry of agriculture and forests
gives preliminary permission.
3. The conditions of preliminary permission depend on the species
of the animal. These conditions are told to animal owners by the
4. According the law that is in force now the quarantine period
depends on the species and the origin country of the animal.
5. Carrying animals to the guarantee place and keeping them there
is paid by the animal owner.
6. Any kind of food that contains animal and biological products
needs preliminary permission to be imported if they are brought
by the passenger on himself.
Formalities for Private Yacht Owners
You can enter Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Yacht port if
you get preliminary permission or when you enter Kyrenia water.
You can get alimation through VCH16 radio channel. Kyrenia marina
address: Kordon Boyu Cad. Vakiflar Ishani Kyrenia Marina Tel: 90392
Horbour Master: Numan Ormanci - Gokhan Guler
Key Master : Hamit Topal
Entering formalities to Kyrenia Marina for yacht owners:
-Getting in touch before entering marine
-After casting anchor passengers have to go on the immigration and
-If there is any animal or a pet in the Yacht, Veterinary office
personnel has to be called in order to start quarantine procedure.
The facilities given at Kyrenia Marine:
-Electricity & water is given
-Laundry washing & drying
-Leaving luggage office
-Ship washing services
-Ship technical service
-Minimum fee is applied 7 meters
-Longer than 20 meters (L.O.A) ship -Yacht fees.
-Catamaran ships / Yacht (more than 5 meter fee.)
-Fees are paid at Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus central Banks
effective buying rate on the day of payment
-The fees tar rife of Marina Director ship can change under some
-The ships that have Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus flag have
%10 reduction for binding fee.
-%10 service fee is included in the prices.
-If commercial ships have more than 2 personnel they have to pay
250.000 TL per personnel per day. P.S: For all of these services
and facilities the prices are determined in US Dollar annually.
For further information you should get in touch with the Marina.
Formalities for Private Plane Owners
ICAO (International Aviation) rules valid. Arrival to Turkish Republic
of Northern Cyprus international route is followed. Preliminary
flight and landing permission should be gotten from the officials.
Technical information for the plane, number of passengers has to
be declared during the time of permission application. There is
no validity of staying. On the information about civilian aviation
and ERCAN Government Airport can be obtained from civilian aviation
Tel: 90392 2273739
Fax: 90392 2286566
Air Traffic Control Tel: 90392 2314771