As Northern Cyprus remains unrecognized by most of the international community, there are no direct flights from Europe. However, some charter companies avoid this problem by touching down in Turkey before proceeding to Ercan, the airport located a few miles to the east of Nicosia. In addition, there are regular flights by various Turkish airlines between Ercan and all the major airports in Turkey, which are linked by the international carriers to most destinations in Europe.
There are also regular car-ferry services between Famagusta and Mersin (Turkey), and Kyrenia and Tasucu (Turkey). It is possible to drive from London to Cyprus in four days, or travel with one of the several bus services which operate between England and North Cyprus, but this can be an exhausting and sometimes harrowing way to start a holiday.