North Cyprus has one main international airport, Ercan Airport near Lefkosa. Due to international requirements, all flights into North Cyprus (Ercan Airport) have to touch down, in transit, at any airport in Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya or Dalaman). The stop-over is about 60 minutes and there is usually a change of aircraft. Luggage will usually be checked in straight through to Ercan airport. Scheduled and charter flights operate from Manchester, London Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow airports to Ercan via a stop-over in Turkey.
You can also fly directly into Larnaca and then drive or get a taxi to the North in about 75 minutes just showing your passport at the border crossing.
There are scheduled ferry services from Gazimagusa to Mersin, situated on the southern coast of Turkey. In addition to daily sea-bus and ferry services from Tasucu in Turkey to Girne, there are extra services from Girne to Alanya in Turkey during the summer months.
For more details of ferry services to North Cyprus please click here.
There are no longer any restrictions on border crossings for EU citizens in Cyprus, as of 2003. EU citizens are free to cross and spend as much time as they wish on either side of the border by producing their ID cards or passports at crossing points any time of the day (24 hrs). At present, there are seven crossing points where pedestrians can cross at the Ledra Palace and Lokmaci border gates are in Lefkosa (Nicosia), whilst those who intend to cross by vehicle can use the Metehan (Kermia) border gate in Lefkosa, Beyarmudu (Pile) near the British Sovereign bases at Dhekelia and the Akyar border gates near Gazimagusa (Famagusta) on the Larnaca-Famagusta road, Bostanci near Guzelyurt and Yesilirmak west of Lefke.