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How to Get from Kefalonia Airport to Skala

The gorgeous village of Skala lies 36 km southeast of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia and 12 km from Poros village. One of the largest resorts in southern Kefalonia, it welcomes thousands of Greek travellers and tourists who are looking to decompress and spend quality time with loved ones. As a village, Skala stands out for its pristine green landscape, majestic waters and stunning coves. Moreover, Skala beach is surrounded by lush forestry, picturesque pine trees and rock formations.

If you want to get from Kefalonia airport to Skala, you have two options at your disposal; the fastest way is to hop on a Kefalonia taxi or private transfer and reach Skala in just 35 minutes. There is also a second option for your transfer from Kefalonia airport to Skala which includes two bus rides with a change in Argostoli. The total travel time for the second option is 3 hours and 9 minutes.

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How to get from Kefalonia Airport to Skala by Taxi

The easiest way to get from Kefalonia Airport to Skala is by opting for a Kefalonia taxi. Unless there is heavy traffic, which is rare, the total travel time by taxi or private transfer is estimated at around 35 minutes to cover the distance of 30 kilometres. The minimum tariff you can pay for this ride is approximately €35.

Taxi Fare from Kefalonia Airport to Skala

Please note that airport taxis in Kefalonia do not offer pre-set fares but rely on a taximeter to calculate the final price for your journey. This is why there are fare fluctuations depending on the taxi provider, exact destination, traffic conditions and time of day. With that in mind, expect to pay around €35 at the end of the ride. If what you are looking for are reliable prices, professional English-speaking drivers and a high customer satisfaction rate, you can always pre-book your ride with Welcome Pickups.



Trip Duration

35 minutes

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Kefalonia Airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

You will find a line of red and white taxis outside the terminal area at Kefalonia International Airport (EFL). They are impossible to miss since the airport itself is quite small.


There is no better way to travel than by picking up a local taxi at the airport. While there is a public transportation option from Kefalonia airport to Skala, it is nowhere near as comfortable or fast as a Kefalonia taxi. In just over 30 minutes, you will be transferred directly to the door of your Skala hotel or apartment, without having to wait in the heat for the bus or worry about whether your luggage is stored safely.

Editor’s Note

Although local drivers can communicate in English, you are advised to have your destination written down to avoid misunderstandings.

Useful Tips

Consider tipping your Greek driver, if you feel like they have provided a good service.
Make sure to carry cash in the local currency as most Kefalonia taxis are not equipped with credit card machines.

How to get from Kefalonia Airport to Skala by Bus

There is an alternative way to travel to Skala that includes two bus rides with a change in Argostoli. Firstly, take the KTEL bus in the direction of Argostoli and stay on it for 30 minutes, then transfer to another KTEL terminating at Skala. The total duration of your bus ride should be approximately 3 hours and 9 minutes at €7 per traveller.

How much does the bus from Kefalonia Airport to Skala cost?

There is no direct bus line from Kefalonia Airport to Skala, so you will need to take two buses to cover that route if you’re choosing public transport. The first KTEL from the airport to Argostoli costs €2, while the second bus from Argostoli to Skala costs €5, bringing the total cost to €7 per passenger.



Trip Duration

3 hours and 9 minutes

The bus to Argostoli has an hourly frequency. However, the second bus to Skala only departs twice a day and that is during the summer season.

Value for Money

In the summer, buses to Argostoli operate from 06:50 am to 22:00 pm and depart once every hour. However, buses to Skala are only available twice a day. Bus times to Skala change frequently, so please visit the official KTEL bus website or reach +30 26 7102 2281 for more information.

Where do I get the bus from?

You will find the bus station right outside the arrivals terminal. Just follow the signs at the airport or ask the airport staff for assistance. Once you reach Argostoli and get off there bus, you can remain at the same stop and look out for the next bus ride to Skala.


Taking the bus for your transfer from Kefalonia airport to Skala is not that convenient. First of all, the travel duration is quite lengthy, especially after a long flight or if you are travelling with children. Secondly, seeing as you’ll need to change buses, that will add both effort and time to your trip. Last and most importantly, Kefalonia KTEL buses only operate during the summer, making taxis and private transfers the only available transportation options during the rest of the year.

Editor’s Note

Kindly keep in mind that buses to Skala only depart twice a day, which may result in extremely long waiting times if your flight's arrival doesn't align with the departure times.

Useful Tips

The bus in Argostoli offers some discounts for certain travel groups. Students get a 25% discount, whereas people with mobility difficulties and families with many children only pay €1. You can buy your ticket from the bus driver once you board the bus.
There is a luggage compartment below each KTEL bus for suitcases.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Kefalonia. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Kefalonia Airport to Skala?

There are two transportation options for reaching Skala from Kefalonia airport. One is to hop on a Kefalonia taxi and the other is to opt for a combined bus trip with a change in Argostoli. With the first choice, you save time by arriving in 35 minutes. The second option is recommended for travellers on a budget but is quite tiring and lengthy, taking 3 hours and 9 minutes, excluding wait times.

What's the cost of a taxi from Kefalonia Airport to Skala?

The taxi ride from Kefalonia airport to Skala lasts around 35 minutes. With that in mind, expect to pay around €35 at the end of the ride. Kindly keep in mind that airport taxis do not provide pre-set fares but turn on their taximeter to calculate the tariff. If what you are looking for is a fixed price you can rely on, the best English-speaking drivers and highly professional transfers, you can consider booking your ride in advance with Welcome Pickups.

What's the transfer time from Kefalonia Airport to Skala?

The total distance from Kefalonia airport to Skala is 30 kilometres and there are two transportation options available – a taxi or the bus. If you opt for a taxi, you will arrive at your destination in approximately 35 minutes. However, if you choose the bus, you can expect to arrive in 3 hours and 9 minutes, not including waiting times.

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