Getting to Cyprus

Cyprus is conveniently located at the crossroads of three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. Air travellers have two options: Larnaca (LCA) airport, situated in the southeast and Paphos (PFO) airport situated in the southwest of the island. Larnaca airport is the larger of the two airports and the closest to the University campus. Most European airlines offer connections to these two airports through their European hubs. It is also possible to reach Cyprus by sea through ferries that link Cyprus with Piraeus, the Greek islands and the Middle East.


Getting to the University of Cyprus

The University of Cyprus and the ECE Department are located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. The university campus is approximately 50 km from the Larnaca airport and approximately 130 km from the Paphos airport.

Transportation from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia and back:

Airport Transfers - There are 3 options available for the participants’ airport transfers:

Option A: Airport Bus Shuttle Service (No reservation required, tickets purchased from bus driver).

With only €8 per adult and €5 per child (3-12 years) one way (including VAT and luggage), the Kapnos Airport Shuttle Company transfers you from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia and return with daily schedules, including weekends and public holidays to serve the transportation needs of all travelers. Travel time is approximately 40 min. See the following link for bus timetables:

(https://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/timetables/98?locale=en)

Reservations are not necessary. Tickets are purchased from the bus driver. For further information please visit the official website of Kapnos Airport Shuttle Company at https://www.kapnosairportshuttle.com/about-us?locale=en

Option B: Public Taxis (Direct Payment to taxi driver)

Taxis are always available (24hrs) at both airports for your transfer to Nicosia. Prices should be in the 50-euro range.

Option C: Private Taxis (Prebooking required)

There are several taxi services from the Larnaca airport to Nicosia – pre-booking for those taxis is required. Examples of such companies: https://www.travelexpress.com.cy/, https://www.taxicyprusservice.com/en/#, https://www.cyprustaxicabs.com, etc

Travel from Nicosia to the University New Campus:

Travel to the University of Cyprus New Campus from any location in Nicosia via taxi or bus.

Bus routes to the University of Cyprus include:

Bus Route 150: University of Cyprus - Platy - Solomos Square

Bus Route 214: Makario Bus Station - University of Nicosia - University of Cyprus

Bus Route 210: General Hospital - Nicosia / Geri Road - Athalassis Avenue - University of Cyprus / Aglantzia

The Nicosia bus schedule is located at http://www.cyprusbybus.com/routes.aspx?sid=5

Getting to the ECE Department

The Department is currently operating for teaching and research at five (5) different locations:

  • Aglantzias Avenue 91, 4th Floor, 2111 Nicosia (Faculty Οffices, Researchers’ Offices, and Research Laboratories, facilities for Research Center (IRIDA))
  • Kallipoleos Avenue 75 (Old University Campus), 1678, Nicosia (Teaching Classrooms and Laboratories)
  • Kallipoleos Avenue 38 (Amarral Building 27), 1678 Nicosia (Researchers’ Offices and Research Laboratories, facilities for Research Center (EMPHASIS), facilities for Research Center (IRIDA))
  • Makedonias Avenue, Latsia (Teaching and Research Laboratories, facilities for Research Center (EMPHASIS))
  • New University Campus, University Avenue 1, 2109, Aglantzia Nicosia (Teaching Classrooms, Research Centers (KIOS and FOSS))

The permanent facilities of the School of Engineering are currently under construction at the New University Campus (located at 1 University Avenue) within the next few years. More details on the new School of Engineering buildings can be found at http://www.ucy.ac.cy/fae/en/new-buildings

Postal Address (for normal mail):
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Cyprus
P.O. Box 20537
1678 Nicosia, CYPRUS

Physical Address (to be used by visitors, couriers etc):
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Cyprus
Aglantzias 91,
2111 Aglantzia, CYPRUS

The following link gives information and directions to visitors as to how one can get to the University and the Department:

https://www.ucy.ac.cy/ece/en/generalnformation/visitor-info

Useful Maps

University Buildings

Buildings/Access to New University Campus: Map 1, Map 2, Map 3

New University Campus Master Plan

Plan of Main Campus (Kallipoleos Avenue)

UCY Cultural Centre (Axiotheas Street)

Nicosia Maps

UCY in Google Maps