Car hire, driving rules in North Cyprus

The travellers are normally facing such situation when renting a car in North Cyprus is simply necessary. The island has a lot of sightseeing, and it's impossible to see everything without personal transport. That is why it is favourable to rent a car, especially since short distances and intuitive routes are available for short sightseeing trips.

Features of driving in North Cyprus

The driving in the Island is left-handed, the maximum speed allowed is 100 km/h along the highway and 55- 65 km/h in the city, video cameras are installed on the roads, poles, crossings and traffic lights.

Car rental in Northern Cyprus is possible with an international driving license. The rental price depends on the class, brand, equipment, seasonality and period. You can get any car from Kia to Mercedes.

Most of the roads are open for driving. When you get a car for a rent – the official car number are red, so the local authorities or citizens are more than happy to show, which way is better to drive. Some of the areas are closed for driving, as these reused by the military.

Every driver should be careful on the roads of North Cyprus while driving through the mountain area. To switch on the car lights is recommended only during evening hours.

The rules of car rent:

  • The car has to be taken for at least three days.
  • The company guarantees delivery of the car to the right place throughout the territory of Northern Cyprus.
  • Persons under 21 years of age are not provided with cars.
  • Full insurance is included.
  • Car insurance does not cover damage to headlights and mirrors, crankcase and tires, if not associated with a traffic accident.
  • The insurance is valid only in the territory of Northern Cyprus.
  • The movement is controlled by police and cameras.
  • The insurance does not apply to the intoxicated drivers.
  • In case of violation of driving rules, speeding, etc. It is necessary to pay a fine to the police station. The police can be located on the roads not so often. In case if your violation has been noted and it was not paid, it can be recovered, while passing the border in the airport.
  • Most of the companies will provide you with a car with a full tank, but you will have to return it with a full tank as well.
  • Rent payment will be collected in advance and is made in cash or with the help of international credit cards. The model choices are various and depend on a rental salon.
  • If you are going to pay with a credit card, the name of the owner of the credit card has to be the same with the name of the main driver, whose name will be in the insurance.
  • Some of the official companies will take the extra pay for the “young” drivers – from 21 to 23 years old 10 euro per day.
  • The insurance is valid only in Northern Cyprus – if you will be crossing the border, you will have to buy a new insurance.
  • Official and international companies normally will freeze a certain amount of money on your credit card as a pledge, if you will be booking a car online in advance. The money will be returned after the rent will be accomplished or cancelled.

Approximate prices of the cars to hire in North Cyprus:

  • The models like Fiat Ford and Kia will cost 30 euro per day;
  • Nissan and Toyota will cost 45 euro per day;
  • The models like Nissan Serena and Mercedes will cost 70 to 150 euro per day.

Websites where you can rent a car in advance

Rental cars – is an international web service car hire. They have a big number of models in their park. Also, they will offer you free booking. RentacarForMe – will find a car for a very good price. But they will take a little pledge. And a rent with a Skyscanner, even though they normally look for the airline tickets, offers you a selection of companies, where you can rent a car and will send you to their websites.

The cost of car hire in North Cyprus includes:

  • Taxes.
  • Incomplete compulsory insurance.
  • Unlimited mileage.
  • Seatbelts.
  • Radio.
  • Roadmaps (optional).
  • Baby seat (optional).
  • Maintenance.

Current rules of driving in North Cyprus

The driver and the passenger on the front seat must be fastened with a seatbelt. Children from 5 years old can be seated only in the back seats. It is not allowed to use a cell phone while driving. The North Cyprus drink drive limit is 0.9 ppm, which is 1 litre of beer or 2 glasses of wine.Take a look our North Cyprus real estate offers!

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