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Paphos Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Paphos 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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PFO Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

The commercial terminal at Paphos Airport (code: PFO) is small but modern, primarily serving seasonal routes. Facilities are limited to two cafes, a to-go food kiosk, a couple shops, and free WiFi. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Paphos Airport Guide
Before check in. (Photo courtesy of icorex / 19Oct2013)

Where to Sleep

Recent travellers are pleasantly surprised with their overnight stays, citing low noise, kind airport staff, and general safety. There are a few hard, flat benches, but most reviewers seem to have slept on a mat or sleeping bag on the floor. Bring an extra layer to combat cold temperatures. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. 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 Paphos 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 Paphos Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Louis Phaethon Beach Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available for a fee.  » Check Rates
  • Constantinou Bros Pioneer Beach Hotel – (16 minutes from the airport) A four-star adult-oriented resort. Airport transfers are available for a fee.  » Check Rates
  • Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel – (16 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request for 30,00€ per person (until 8:30PM) and 33,00€ per person (after 8:30PM).  » Check Rates
  • Aquamare Beach Hotel & Spa – (17 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available for a fee.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Paphos 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  Premium Lounge – Location: Airside, across from Gate 7. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Paphos Airport. Connect to the “Pafos International Airport Wi-Fi” network, choose a network provided by either MTN or CYTA and start surfing.

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

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Tours are available for schools groups.

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, in the Departures Hall and near the car rental desks.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing rooms are available in all restrooms throughout the airport terminal. Some are equipped for nursing, complete with a folding stool and power outlet. You can find those nursing areas in the restrooms near the Business Lounge (Departures Hall) • the Meet N Greet Area (Arrivals) • Baggage Claim (opposite Carousel 2).

Children’s 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: Both Landside and Airside.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange is provided by Onexchange (Arrivals Area) and 2 dedicated ATM’s also dispense a variety of currencies (Landside, Baggage Claim • Airside, Departures).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available (location and hours are not known) as well as a souvenir shop.

Food & Drinks – There are a few choices for cafes and restaurants both Landside and Airside. There are no 24 hour options; however, Costa Coffee is open 4:00AM – 1:00AM (Landside) and Cafe Ritazza is open 4:00AM – 11:00PM (Airside). There is also a Food For Flight outlet selling ready to go products (Airside. Hours: opened daily based on flights).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Short-term luggage storage is available at the Special Baggage Counter for rates starting at € 8.00 per bag / item (up to 3 hours). Maximum storage term allowed is four days, at a rate of € 38.00 per bag / item. Oversized items and luggage cost extra. If you are travelling with a bicycle, your empty bicycle box can be stored at the rate of €25,00 for 3 weeks or €35,00 for 5 weeks.

Luggage Wrapping –  Safe Sac luggage wrapping machines are available landside in the Check-in area. Fee: starting at 10,00€/bag.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know,  click here to update this airport guide

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 – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Paphos airport is served by the following airlines: Arkia Airlines • Ayit Airlines • BH Air • British Airways • Cyprus Airways • Danish Air Transport • EasyJetEdelweissFinnair • Jetairfly • Jet2 • Laudamotion • Norwegian • Petroleum Air Services • Rossiya AirlinesRyanairS7 Airlines • Star Air • Transavia • Travel Service Slovakia • TUI Fly • Tus Air • Wings of Lebanon.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport offers a variety of bus options including dedicated Airport Express options. For more information, visit the Paphos Airport website.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Astra & Petsas • Avis/Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.


Both private and shared-ride taxis are readily available 24 hours a day in the ground transportation area.

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.