Getting to Lefkada

Airplane

Aktion-Preveza airport is just fifteen minutes drive from Lefkada. Flights operate March-October to and from many destinations in Europe. There are several car-hire companies are the airport, or taxi, or a bus to Lefkada town.

Athens airport is open all year. By car it is four hours drive. You can go by two busses but it is five hours then another hour. Taxi can be used instead of the last bus. If you haven’t been to Athens before then a diversion to the city is a must.

Car

You can drive to Lefkada despite it being an island. It is linked by causeway and a ro-ro ferry across the remaining canal. For most of the day and night you drive straight on one side of the ferry and off the other. The shortest ferry ride anywhere. The ferry moves to allow boats to pass – usually every hour on the hour during the day.

The drive from Athens is pretty along good motorways and a suspension bridge over the Gulf of Corinth. Takes about four hours. Many interesting places to stop enroute e.g. the Corinth Canal, northern Peloponnese, or Delphi if you take the slower northern side of the Gulf of Corinth.

Car hire is available at airports or in Nidri and Lefkada Town.

Bus

Buses leave Lefkada Town for the Aktion-Preveza airport and Preveza itself, Igoumenitsa, Athens and Theseloniki. From Lefkada Town bus station busses depart for the rest of Lefkada – some bits with several buses a day – other parts less frequently. The timetables change often.

Ferry

Ferries link to nearby islands from Nidri and some from Lefkada Town.

From Igoumenitsa (90 minutes drive or bus up the mainland coast) you can get ferries crossing to Italy. This is a good route for cars from north or west Europe.

Taxi

Taxi ranks at Aktion-Preveza airport, Lefkada Town and Nidri. They operate by phone anywhere on the island.