What is the best way of traveling to North Cyprus?
North Cyprus is accessible by air and sea. You can choose the way that is most convenient for you. Traveling to the northern part of the island is no longer a difficulty, despite the fact that there are no direct flights to North Cyprus. Turkish Airlines, Atlas Jet, and Pegasus Airlines operate regular flights from all international airports in Turkey to the Ercan International Airport in North Cyprus. In addition, charter flights to Turkish Cyprus are available.
As previously stated, any planes heading to North Cyprus must land in Turkey. They frequently make stops in Izmir, Istanbul, Ankara, Adana, or Antalya airports. The layover usually lasts one hour, and passengers stay in the aircraft; however, the airline company sometimes changes the aircraft at any moment. In this case, passengers must wait in the transit lounge and get a boarding ticket for their onward trip to North Cyprus. The journey from Turkey to North Cyprus will take around one hour.
Traveling by boat might take anywhere between 2.5 and 10 hours. Ferries and seabuses link Kyrenia and Famagusta, North Cyprus towns, with Turkey on a regular basis. Sea-buses are faster and run practically every day between the island and Turkey. Ferries can carry more people and goods, but they travel at a slower pace. A ferry ride might take anything from 4 to 10 hours. In the winter, sea voyages are likely not to be pleasant for travels.
If you are flying from Turkey, there are a variety of regular flights available from Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Adana, and Antalya. On weekends and holidays, charter flights are available. It takes sixty to ninety minutes to fly from Turkey’s main airports to North Cyprus. All planes arriving in North Cyprus land at one of two North Cyprus national airports: Ercan Airport (near Nicosia) and Gecitkale Airport (Famagusta), which is mostly utilized for military purposes.