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How to get to Lefkada

Lefkada, also known as Lefkas or Leukas, is located in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece, and is connected to the mainland by a long causeway and floating bridge.

The Ionian Islands sit off the west coast of mainland Greece and comprise the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Zakynthos, Paxos, Kithira and Lefkada.

The most convenient route to Lefkada is by air to Aktion National Airport (PVK), also known as Preveza Airport, located on the mainland about 20km (12mi) north of Lefkada town, around 25 minutes by bus or car.

Most scheduled flights are Olympic Air flying mainly to and from Athens. In summer, the airport receives numberous direct flights from all over Europe.

By ferry, Lefkada is 1 hour 30 minutes from Ithaca and 2 hours 30 minutes from Kefalonia.

Athens is around 5 hours 15 minutes by bus, four times a day.


Flight times to Lefkada

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Lefkada via Aktion National Airport (PVK).

Within Greece: Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily flights to Aktion National Airport (PVK).

Athens to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 55 min, direct flight


From the United States: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Ryanair and Thomas Cook offer the most convenient daily flights to Lefkada via Aktion National Airport (PVK).

Atlanta to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 12 hrs 23 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 10 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 12 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 13 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 11 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 14 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 12 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: British Airways, Air Canada, Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer the most convenient flights to Lefkada via Aktion National Airport (PVK).

Toronto to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 11 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 11 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 15 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: British Airways, Emirates, Etihad and Olympic Air offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Lefkada via Aktion National Airport (PVK).

Adelaide to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 26 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 26 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 27 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 27 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 24 hrs, with connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Emirates, Etihad and Olympic Air offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Lefkada via Aktion National Airport (PVK).

Auckland to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 29 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Finair and Olympic Air offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Lefkada via Aktion National Airport (PVK).

Singapore to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 16 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways, Thomas Cook and easyJet offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Lefkada via Aktion National Airport (PVK).

London to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 3 hrs 25 min, direct flight


From France: Air France and Olympic Air offer the most convenient direct flights to Aktion / Preveza Airport.

Paris to Aktion / Preveza Airport is 4 hr 10 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Aktion National Airport (PVK), also known as Preveza Airport, is located on the mainland about 20km (12mi) north of Lefkada town, around 25 minutes by bus or car. 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

Cars, mopeds and motorcycles are all easily hired as are quad and mountain bikes. Public buses offer a cheap alternative and taxis are also available – just remember to agree the fare before setting off.


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Latest update: How to get to Lefkada: 29 June, 2019


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