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How to get to Kefalonia

Kefalonia, also known as Cephalonia, is the largest of the Ionian Islands and is located between the islands of Lefkada and Zakynthos.

The Ionian Islands sit off the west coast of mainland Greece and comprise the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Zakynthos (or Zante), Paxos, Kithira and Levkas.

The most convenient route to Kefalonia is by air to Kefalonia International Airport (EFL), also known as Anna Pollatou, located about 10km (6mi) south of Argostoli.

Most scheduled flights to Kefalonia Airport are from Athens with Olympic Air. Direct flights from European capital cities are mainly seasonal, during the summer holiday period.

By ferry, Kefalonia is 1 hour from Ithaca, 2 hours 15 minutes from Lefkadha, 1 hour 30 minutes from Zakynthos, 3 hours 30 minutes from the Peloponnese port of Patras and 14 hours from Brindisi in Italy.


Flight times to Kefalonia

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Kefalonia Island International Airport (EFL), Kefalonia.

Within Greece: Olympic Air and Sky Express offer the most convenient daily flights to Kefalonia.

Athens to Kefalonia is 55 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient direct flights to Kefalonia.

London to Kefalonia is 3 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Manchester to Kefalonia is 3 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From France: EasyJet offers the most convenient direct flights to Kefalonia.

Paris to Kefalonia is 4 hr 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Condor Flugdeinst, Eurowings, Ryanair and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Kefalonia.

Berlin to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Munich to Kefalonia is 2 hrs 20 min, direct flight

Hamburg to Kefalonia is 5 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From United States: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet and Ryanair offer the most convenient daily flights to Kefalonia.

Atlanta to Kefalonia is 12 hrs 28 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Kefalonia is 11 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Kefalonia is 12 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Kefalonia is 13 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Kefalonia is 11 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Kefalonia is 14 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Kefalonia is 16 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: British Airways, Lufthansa and Ryanair offer the most convenient daily flights to Kefalonia.

Toronto to Kefalonia is 11 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Kefalonia is 11 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Kefalonia is 13 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Scoot Tigerair, Etihad and Sky Express offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kefalonia.

Adelaide to Kefalonia is 26 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Kefalonia is 24 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Kefalonia is 24 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Kefalonia is 24 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Kefalonia is 22 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Qatar Airways and Sky Express offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kefalonia.

Auckland to Kefalonia is 29 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Scoot Tigerair and Sky Express offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kefalonia.

Singapore to Kefalonia is 13 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Kefalonia Island International Airport is located 10km (6mi) from Argostoli. Taxis operate from the airport terminal. Hotels can arrange transport by prior arrangement.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

The local bus service offers the ideal and inexpensive way to reach even the most remote beaches. Or you can easily hire a car, moped or motorcycle. Taxis are also available – remember to agree the fare before setting off.


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Latest update: How to get to Kefalonia: 28 November, 2019


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