Direct flights from Stansted to Larnaca take just over four and a half hours. But, if you don't mind taking a connecting service, you may find it more cost-effective to include a stopover on your journey.
There are only direct Stansted to Larnaca flights from June to October, coinciding with the peak season in Cyprus. During this period there are direct flights on Thursdays, which usually depart in the afternoon and land just before 9pm local time. The return leg is likely to be just before 10pm, arriving back at Stansted around 12.40am.
It may be more convenient to select a connecting service, especially as they can be considerably cheaper. The Austrian capital Vienna is the most likely contender for a stopover, although there are flights that connect in other cities such as Cologne. Flights that go via Vienna generally land after midnight, so it’s a good idea to plan your onward travel prior to departure.
Larnaca Airport is located just over two miles southwest of Larnaca on the south eastern shores of Cyprus. This short journey can be completed by shuttle or public bus, while the Kapnos Airport Shuttle service links the airport to Nicosia and Paphos Airport. Line 429 of the Zenon Larnaca Buses service connects the airport to Larnaca Station, Faro and Tekke.
Taxis are available from the airport, although they might not be the least expensive way of completing your journey if you need to go further afield than Larnaca. It’s popular to organise a transfer in advance, particularly if arriving on the later flight.
The airport also offers car hire facilities for those preferring to rent their own vehicle, which are provided by Astra, Budget, Europcar, Petsas and Sixt.