The driver parked the bus and fire fighters extinguished the fire. There were no injuries to the driver or passengers but the bus was completely destroyed.
CyBC said the bus was taking Erasmus students to Larnaca and all managed to evacuate the bus safely.
However the slow lane on the Limassol-Nicosia highway heading towards Nicosia near the Kophinou exit closed for an hour. It has since reopened.