Considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, Northern Cyprus offers its visitors many options in terms of tourism, education and investment. Life in the TRNC, which is one of the safest countries, is quite peaceful, pleasant and easy. It is quite easy to go to Northern Cyprus from Turkey. Many people from Turkey go to this beautiful island not only for vacation, education or investment but also to live and make a life for themselves.
The transition from Turkey to this beautiful island is quite easy. Turkish citizens can also enter and exit with a travel document without the need for a passport. You can go to Northern Cyprus by sea or by air. However, the easiest way to go to Northern Cyprus is by air. There are direct flights to Ercan Airport from major cities of Turkey. However, Northern Cyprus flight ticket prices can be quite variable. Depending on the airline, transit and time, flight ticket prices can be quite variable. Especially in the summer months, flight ticket prices to Northern Cyprus tend to increase.
How Many Hours to Go to Northern Cyprus by Plane?
There are quite a few flights to Northern Cyprus from Turkey. However, most flights are made from Istanbul. Flights over Istanbul take approximately 1.5 hours on average. Ankara - Northern Cyprus flights take around 1 hour on average, while Izmir - Northern Cyprus flights take an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes. In addition, if you are going from Adana or Hatay to Northern Cyprus, your average flight time is around 55 minutes, while your flight time between Trabzon and Northern Cyprus takes between 1 hour and 45 minutes.
However, it should be noted that these flight times take place within the framework of normal weather conditions. There may be delays in flight times in bad weather conditions in winter. Flights, which are more frequent during the summer period, are mostly smooth.
|Northern Cyprus Arrival Airport||Ercan International Airport|
|İstanbul - Kıbrıs flight time||1 hour 30 minutes|
|İzmir - Kıbrıs flight time||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Ankara - Kıbrıs flight time||1 hour|
|Antalya - Kıbrıs flight time||50 minutes|
Which airlines can be used to travel to North Cyprus?
Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet and Pegasus have direct flights from major cities to Northern Cyprus. In general, there are connecting flights from different cities via Istanbul.
How Many Airports Are There in North Cyprus?
There is only one airport in Northern Cyprus. Ercan International Airport is 23 km from Nicosia and 29 km from Famagusta. From this airport, flights are arranged all over the world through Turkey.
Gecitkale airport in Famagusta is not used for civil flights from Turkey. This airport, which is used as a military air base, has been allocated to the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces Command (KTBK).
Only Ercan Airport is open for commercial flights. Ercan Airport is one of the most popular airports in the world as a very busy and dynamic airport. This airport works very intensively because it is a very important stopover point in terms of places to visit and holidays in Northern Cyprus.
How to get to Northern Cyprus Ercan Airport?
Depending on the flight times, regular transportation services are provided by KIBHAS airport bus services from 5 different parts of the island. Transportation to Ercan Airport is provided from Nicosia, Famagusta, Lefke and Güzelyurt bus terminals, and from Girne in front of Colony Hotel. Bus services, which are generally arranged according to flight times, continue to increase, especially during the busy summer months. Ercan Airport is 23 km from Nicosia, the capital of the TRNC. It is 29 km from Famagusta.
You can also go to Northern Cyprus Ercan Airport by renting a car or by arranging a transfer. Since it is very easy to rent a car in Northern Cyprus, those who want to be more flexible in their travels provide transportation with a rental car. Especially for the transportation of crowded groups, transfer vehicles offer great convenience.
What is the Average Price of North Cyprus Flight Tickets?
North Cyprus flight ticket prices vary, especially in summer or winter. Ticket prices, which are between 900 TL - 1500 TL in the winter months, can go up to 1500 - 2500 in the summer months. These prices are generally the prices of direct flights. An average of 400 TL – 600 TL additional ticket price differences can be added to the prices on connecting flights.
Ticket prices are on average the same level, depending on the different airline companies. Only when the flight time approaches do the prices increase. If you are going to travel to Northern Cyprus, it is useful to plan ahead and buy a ticket.
How to Travel to Northern Cyprus Other than Airline?
It is possible to travel to Northern Cyprus by sea as well as by air. Sea voyages to Northern Cyprus are organized from different ports, namely Alanya Port (Antalya, Turkey), Mersin Port and Taşucu Port (Mersin, Turkey). Traveling to Northern Cyprus by sea takes 6 to 9 hours. Sea bus and ferry can be preferred. The sea voyages to Cyprus from Turkey are as follows;
- From Taşucu, Alanya and Mersin – Girne Expedition
- From Taşucu and Mersin - Famagusta Expeditions
Sea voyage prices are around 495 TL and 740 TL. Those who want to go to Cyprus by car prefer the sea route. Early flight tickets to Northern Cyprus are advantageous in terms of being very affordable.