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Larnaca Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Larnaca Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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LCA Airport Overview

larnaca airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Larnaca Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Larnaca Airport (code: LCA) opened in 2009 and primarily handles year-round and seasonal flights across Europe. Facilities include a few eateries and shops, though they are reportedly expensive. From July to October, a few eateries are open 24 hours. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge which has showers for freshening up. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Overnight sleepers seem to have no problem sleeping here. Armrest-free metal benches are scattered throughout the landside. To spread out on the floor, head upstairs for some peace and quiet and do bring a sleeping bag. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Larnaca Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Larnaca Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • The Ciao Stelio Deluxe Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport transfers. » Check Rates
  • Flamingo Beach Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport transfers. A taxi costs approx. 15,00€ each way. » Check Rates
  • San Remo Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport transfers. A taxi costs approx. 12-15.00€ depending on time of flight. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Larnaca Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Aspire Aphrodite Lounge – Location: Airside, 3rd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

Aegean Business Lounge – Offers snacks, beverages, mobile charging and computers for passenger use. Location: 3rd Floor. Hours: The lounge is intermittently open  throughout the day, but is usually open as early as 1:30AM.

Related Pages: Larnaca Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Larnaca airport. Connect to the “Larnaka International Airport Wi-Fi” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations:

  • Landside: Check-in (near the banks) • Baggage Reclaim area • Near Information Desk
  • Airside: near Gate 25 • Retail area, next to Central Bar.

Currency Exchange – There are two bank branches that offer currency exchange and basic banking services. Locations: Departures, Level 2, Check-In Area, Landside • Arrivals, Level 0, Airside. Hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available. If you will be returning to the airport, you can take advantage of the airport’s free “Shop & Collect” service, which stores your purchases until you return to the airport.

Family Services – Travelling with small children?

  • Baby Care Facilities – changing facilities are available in all washrooms throughout the airport.
  • Breastfeeding Facilities – the following airport washroom baby changing facilities are also equipped with a folding stool and charging outlet for breast pumps: Check-in Area, Level 2, near Special Luggage Drop Off • Airside, near Gate 2, Level 2 • Baggage Reclaim Area, near Carousel 1.
  • Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area.  Location: Landside and Airside.
  • Book Express Lane – Get your family through the formalities quicker. See Fast Track Service below.

Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Express Lane security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: €3,50 when booked online.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
» Departures, landside, Level 2 (only during Jul-Oct): Segafredo Espresso
» Departures, airside, Level 2 (only during Jul-Oct): Atrium Bar Bistro • Caffe Ritazza • Camden Food Co. • Costa Coffee • Food Village
» Departures, airside, Level 2 (year-round): Panopolis
» Arrivals, landside, Level 0 (year-round): Flo Cafe

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? Information desks can be found in both the departures and arrivals area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage storage is available for a period of up to 4 days (96 hours). Rates run from € 8.00 per piece of luggage (up to 3 hours) to € 38.00 per piece (up to 96 hours), or € 16.00 – € 54.00 per piece for oversized luggage. Location: “Special Baggage Counter” at the Check-in area, landside, Level 2.

Luggage Wrapping – Safe-Sac luggage wrapping service is available in the Check-in area. Fee: unknown.

Mobile Charging – A reader (July 2018) tells us that power outlets are available on the lower level, near the washrooms and Costa Coffee.

Porter Service – Need extra arms to carry your luggage? A porter and trolley are on hand to assist you for a €10 fee.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Showers are available in the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Spa & Salon Services – Melt away the stress of travel with a little “me time” at Xpress Spa. Express massage, mani / pedi, and more are available. Location: Departures, airside, across from Gate 23.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Larnaca airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean AirlinesAeroflotAir BalticAir MoldovaAir SerbiaAlitalia • Arkia Airlines • Armenia Air • Austrian Airlines • Azur Airlines • Belavia • BH Air • Blue Air • Bravo Airways • British AirwaysBrussels AirlinesBulgari Air • Bulgarian Air Charter • Croatia Airlines • Condo • Cyprus • Danish Air Transport • EasyJetEdelweissEgyptairEl Al Israel AirlinesEllinairEmirates • Enter Air • Eurowings • Gulf Air • HelveticIberiaIsrair Airlines • Jet Time • Jet2 • Luandamotion • Level • LOTLufthansaMahan AirMiddle East Airlines • Neos Air • Nordwind AirlinesNorwegian • Olympic Airways • Pegas Fly • Pobeda • Qatar Airways • Qeshm Air • Rossiya AirlinesRoyal JordanianRyanairSASS7 • Smartlynx • Smart WingsTarom •  TUI Airways • Transavia • Tus Airways • Ukraine International AirlinesUral AirlinesVueling • Windrose • Wizz Air • Yamal Airways • Yanair.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Public buses and airport shuttles are available to/from the airport. Check the airport website or inquire at the information desk.

Car Rentals

Several companies offer rentals cars: Astra/Petsas • Avis/Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.


Taxis are available 24-hours a day, just outside the Arrivals Hall on Level 0. The airport offers suggested rates, for more information visit the Larnaca Airport website

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.