Kefalonia has some excellent transport links, which means that there are plenty of ways to get to and around the island.
There’s plenty of choice of airlines to get to Kefalonia from the UK during the summer season. Below are the airlines that fly directly here (in alphabetical order):
British Airways – London Heathrow
Easyjet – Bristol, London Gatwick and Manchester
Jet2 – Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London Stansted and Manchester
Norwegian – London Gatwick
Ryanair – London Stansted
Tui – London (Gatwick & Stansted) Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, East Midlands, Manchester and Newcastle
There are many locations around western Greece which allow access to Kefalonia via ferry.
These are the routes:
West Ferry operates between Fiskardo in the north of Kefalonia and Nidri on Lefkada
Ionion Pelagos Lines operates primarily in the peak of the season between Astakos and Sami and also between Nidri and Sami. They also operate a twice daily seasonal service between Pesada in the south of Kefalonia to Ag. Nikoloas on the north coast of Zakynthos
Levante Ferries operates between Poros and Kyllini and also between Sami, Patras and Ithaka.
There are many local & international car hire companies to choose from in Kefalonia. You’ll find some of the local ones listed below:
In most resorts you will also find mopeds, cycles and quad bikes for hire. Whichever form of transport you choose to use please drive carefully on the roads, enjoy sightseeing and have fun.
For more information about driving in Kefalonia check out our top driving tips here.
The bus service has improved considerably over recent years, but there are still not lots of services compared to the UK. KTEL is the operator of buses on the island and their 2020 timetables will be available soon. Once they have been confirmed we will post a link here. They don’t hang around so be at the bus stop in good time, if you ask nicely they will drop you off between stops if it saves you some walking. The buses are well maintained, comfortable and have air-conditioning, using this service is an inexpensive way to travel around the island.
During the summer months there are taxis in most areas, in the bigger resorts you will easily find the taxi rank. If you cannot see a taxi nearby don’t hesitate to ask the owner/staff at your accommodation or restaurant to call one for you, they are more than happy to help.