Athens- Lefkas - The buses to Lefkada Island depart from Kiffisus Bus Station in Athens.
From Athens Aitport to Kiffisus Bus Station. Take Airport Express Bus number 93. Price approx. 3 Euros. Journey time about 1 hour. The bus departs every 30 – 40 minutes between 5:00am and Midnight. The other way to travel is by taxi. Journey time about 50 minutes. Price 40 – 50 Euros.
From Central Athens to Kiffisus Bus Station. Take bus 051 from Menandrou Street near Omonia Square Every 20 minutes. Journey time about 20 minutes.
At Kiffisus Bus Station, there is a Ticket Counter just for Lefkada. It opens about one hour before the bus leaves. There are about 4 buses per day. The adult price is approximately 35 Euros. Your seat number is shown on your ticket. The Lefkada platform is in front of the ticket office. The buses usually leave exactly on time. They are non-stop except for a short 20 minute stop half way. The journey time is approx. 5 hours.
Lefkada is one of the Ionian Islands, on the West coast of Greece. To the North is Corfu, Paxos and AntiPaxos. To the South are Kefalonia and Zakinthos.
Although Lefkada is called an island, it is only 50 meters from the mainland and is accessed by a causeway and mobile bridge. The bridge is opened for 10 minutes on the hour, every hour, every day, to permit boats to pass through the channel from the open Ionian Sea to the enclosed sea between Lefkas, Meganissi and the mainland. This makes Lefkada a very easy island to access.
Below are some of the main routes to Lefkada.
From Athens – Hire Car
By Hire Car –If flying into Athens hire a car at the airport and drive to Lefkada. The drive is approximately 4.5 hours along a mixture of motorway and coastal roads.
Ferry from Italy
There are several ferries from Bari, Venice or Ancona, Italy crossing to Igoumenitsa. It is then a 2hr drive to Lefkas. Search times and availability at www.hellasferries.gr
Access to Lefkada
Lefkas or (Lefkada) is one of the Greek Ionian Islands located off the west coast of mainland Greece. The island (also known as Lefkas and Leucade) is connected to the mainland by a lifting bridge that opens to let yachts and ships access to the canal.
Preveza airport (PVK) is about 20 minutes from Lefkas Town.
Flights to Preveza from the UK run on Sundays from Gatwick and Manchester, as well as some regional airports. Direct flights from the rest of Europe arrive predominantly on Saturdays.
Corfu (locally: Kerkyra) airport is one of the busiest in the Ionian – it is possible to fly in daily from all round Europe on both charter and scheduled airlines. Transfers from Corfu to Lefkas require a ferry journey.
The ferry port is around 15 minutes by taxi from the airport. Ferries leave almost hourly to Igoumenitsa on the mainland and take 1½ – 2 hours. The cost of the ferry is around €10 per foot passenger. Once in Igoumenitsa, a transfer to Lefkas takes about 1 and a half hours. We can organise this for you at very reasonable rates.
Fly from the UK to Athens, hire a car, and drive to Lefkas. This will take about 5 hours and is a very good way to see more of Greece especially if you have an extra few days to play around with. Stay overnight at one of the many scenic villages on the way and get a taste of the lovely laid back Greek lifestyle.
They are usually ex. charter boats and VAT will have to be paid unless they are being purchased by another charter company.
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