From museums, food and culture to sun and sea fit for the most-experienced sunbather, Paphos has got it all.
Approximate flight time: 4 hours 30 minutes (total distance 2077 miles)
No of flights per week: 3
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com and TUI
No. of Airports in Paphos: Paphos International Airport
Seasons: High = June - September; Low = November - March
Currency: Euros (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport is a fantastic choice for anyone flying out of the UK. With a large selection of restaurants, cafés, shops and facilities, you’ll start your trip off right.
Arriving at Birmingham Airport couldn’t be easier. With easy transport links, the airport caters for buses, trains, cars, taxis and limos if you really want to splash out.
Taxis drop you right outside the terminal, while drivers can find a choice of seven carparks. These are all easily accessible from the terminal via foot or the courtesy shuttle bus. Save 50% on your carpark space by booking online in advance!
We have bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International train station, as well as trains running from all corners of the UK. There is also a free and frequent Air-Rail service that runs from the train station to the terminal in just two minutes.
Whilst waiting for your flight to Paphos, why not explore the airport’s range of shops? Grab some amazing deals in World Duty Free, last minute swimwear from Accessorize or a present for a loved one in Pandora. Boots is on hand for any forgotten health and beauty bits or you can treat yourself to some holiday reading in WHSmith. If you’d prefer to relax before your trip, Aerospa provides a variety of beauty treatments in as little as 15 minutes!
For you foodies out there, fear not - Birmingham Airport has an extensive choice of cafés, bars and restaurants. Whether you’d prefer a quick snack from Costa or Pret, or a sit-down meal from Giraffe or Frankie & Benny’s, there’s something for everyone. For a cheeky pint before your flight, there’s everyone’s favourite Wetherspoon, as well as All Bar One’s large cocktail menu. Caffe Ritazza can cater for the whole family, with a wide range of sandwiches, cakes and snacks as well as coffee choices and alcoholic beverages.
If you really want to indulge, our five airport lounges are available for a small fee. Enjoy complimentary food and drink, as well as Wi-Fi, plug sockets and comfy seating.
To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page.
Arriving at Paphos Airport
Paphos International Airport is situated around 14km away from Paphos town and is usually the chosen airport for many other holiday destinations in Cyprus. If you’re on a package holiday, then your transfer will be waiting for you after you collect your luggage - just find your tour operator and they’ll send you in the right direction.
If you’re travelling to Cyprus independently, there are plenty of options to get to your next destination. To explore the country on your own, visit one of the five car hire operators in the Arrivals terminal. Public transport options are cost efficient, with public buses and shuttle services running from the airport to a range of destinations - including Paphos Harbour, Nicosia and Larnaca. There are also plenty of taxis waiting at the airport.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Paphos
Paphos is the ideal holiday destination, whether you’re looking for a long summer holiday or a city break. It offers a variety of water sports, hiking, museums and boat trips to keep you occupied during your trip.
Greek is spoken in Paphos and the south of the island, whilst the north of the country mainly speaks Turkish. However, many locals all over Cyprus speak English due to the tourism industry and previous British rule.
Cyprus has a very mild climate, rarely falling below 10°C in its coldest months, making it a great destination to visit almost all-year round.
Culture in Paphos
Once ruled by the Myceneans and the Romans, Paphos bears the mark of powerful empires on its culture. Famous for its museums, art galleries and being the birthplace of Aphrodite (the Goddess of love and beauty), it’s easy to say that the district is more than just sunshine and sea.
A trip to Paphos wouldn’t be complete without trying some traditional Cypriot delicacies. Flavours meld both Cypriot and Turkish palates but with a large Greek influence. Meze, souvlaki and gyros can be found at most tavernas on the island, with dishes ranging from hummus and salad to fish and potatoes.
Paphos is the place to be if you want to mix relaxation with exploration. Head to a water park one afternoon and spend the next morning at a medieval castle while soaking up the glorious sunshine. For sun and sea as well as culture and history, head to Paphos for your next holiday.