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How to get to Zakynthos

Zakynthos (also spelled Zakinthos and known as Zante) is one of seven Ionian Islands that lie off the west coast of mainland Greece.

In addition to Zakynthos, the Ionian Islands comprise the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaki, Paxos, Kithira and Levkas.

The most convenient route to Zakynthos is by air to Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH), located around 4km (2.7mi) from Zakynthos (or Chora) town.

By ferry, Zakynthos is less than an hour from the neighbouring island of Kefalonia and one hour from the Peloponnese port of Kyllini.


Flight times to Zakynthos

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

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

Athens to Zakynthos is 45 min, direct flight


From the United States: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Swiss Air and Edelweiss Air offer the most convenient daily flights to Zakynthos.

Atlanta to Zakynthos is 12 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Zakynthos is 10 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Zakynthos is 12 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Zakynthos is 14 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Zakynthos is 11 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Zakynthos is 14 hrs 48 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Zakynthos is 15 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, British Airways, WestJet and easyJet offer the most convenient daily flights to Zakynthos.

Toronto to Zakynthos is 11 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Zakynthos is 11 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Zakynthos is 16 hrs, with connecting flightˆ


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

Adelaide to Zakynthos is 26 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Zakynthos is 24 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Zakynthos is 26 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Zakynthos is 25 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Zakynthos is 24 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ


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

Auckland to Zakynthos is 29 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ


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

Singapore to Zakynthos is 15 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ


From the United Kingdom: British Airways, Thomas Cook and easyJet offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Zakynthos.

London to Zakynthos is 3 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From France: Transavia France offers the most convenient direct flights to Zakynthos.

Paris to Zakynthos is 2 hr 50 min, direct flight

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH) is located in the south of the island around 4km (2.7mi) from Zakynthos (or Chora) town. Taxis operate from the airport terminal.


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 an ideal and inexpensive way to get around. However, the best way to get around is by hiring a car, moped or motorcycle. Bikes are also available for hire. Taxis are available – just remember to agree the fare before setting off.


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Latest update: How to get to Zakynthos: 22 June, 2019


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