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Transfer Options from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli

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How to get from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli

There are two different means of transfer for tourists wishing to reach Argostoli from Kefalonia Airport, officially named "Anna Polatou". Kefalonia Airport Taxis are definitely the most comfortable and flexible option. Available around the clock, the local taxis will drive you to the city centre in about 15 minutes and they will charge you approximately 20€ for the ride. However, for those travelers who prefer to take public transportation, you have only one option; the KTEL bus. The bus routes to Argostoli last 30 minutes but the ticket price is only 2€.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €4 30min 06:50–22:00
Taxi €20 15min 24/7

How to get from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli by bus

The only public transportation option from Kefalonia Airport (EFL) to Argostoli is the bus. The KTEL (local) bus will take you to Argostoli in about 30 minutes and you will have to pay 2€ for the ride. However, buses don't run during the winter months.

How much is the bus from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli?

The price of a single ticket from Kefalonia Airport (EFL) to Argostoli is 2€. Students receive a 25% discount, whereas individuals with disabilities and multi-child families pay only 1€. You can buy your ticket from the bus driver as soon as you get onto the bus.

Cost

2€

Trip Duration

30 Min.

The waiting time is approximately 90 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value

The KTEL bus is available from 06:50 am to 22:00 pm, during the high summer season.

Where do I get it from?

The KTEL bus station is right outside the arrivals terminal. You can follow the signs or ask the airport personnel for directions but as Kefalonia airport is quite small, it is highly unlikely that you will face any difficulties locating it.

Convenience

Although the KTEL bus is significantly cheaper than a taxi and offers a direct connection to Argostoli, it only runs every 90 minutes. The itinerary is in accordance with the flight's arrival, but in case you miss the bus, you will have to wait for a long time to get the next one. Moreover, buses only operate during the summer season (May to September) making a taxi the only transportation option for the rest of the year.

Editor’s Note

The KTEL bus connecting Kefalonia airport to Argostoli, operates from May to September. If you arrive at Kefalonia during the rest of the year, you can find the local bus stop just a 10 minute walk away.

Useful Tips

The KTEL buses have Wi-Fi and are air-conditioned.
You should always check if your hotel offers a shuttle bus transfer from the airport.
You can only pay in cash, so you should have change with you.

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How to get from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli by taxi

Kefalonia Airport Taxis provide a comfortable and easy-going transfer from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli. The vehicles with the distinctive "TAXI" sign on top are queuing up outside the airport and take only 15 minutes to reach Argostoli, depending on the street traffic. The taxi fare is approximately 20€ for this ride.

Taxi fare from Kefalonia airport to Argostoli

Kefalonia airport taxis offer a set price for the ride from Kefalonia Airport (EFL) to Argostoli of 20€. In any case, you should ask the taxi driver for the exact price before entering the cab.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM EFL TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€20
€25
15 min
FROM EFL TO CITY CENTRE
€20
€25
15 min
FROM EFL TO POROS
€60
€70
60 min
FROM EFL TO LIXOURI
€60
€70
55 min
FROM EFL TO FISCARDO
€85
€95
75 min

Convenience

If convenience, comfort, and punctuality are top priorities for you, then Kefalonia airport taxis are your best bet. Taxis are readily available outside the airport, so you can forget all about long waiting times for public transport and just hop in a taxi, which will drop you off at the front door of your hotel. The cost may be considerable, but if you travel with friends and you are going to split the price, you will be provided with the best value for money.

Editor’s Note

You should always find an available taxi at Kefalonia Airport. However, you can also book your taxi online through the respective website.

Useful Tips

Most taxi drivers speak English fluently, therefore you shouldn't face any communication problems.
Smoking is not allowed inside the taxi.
Tips are not included in the price but it's also not obligatory.
According to the Greek legislation, taxis can carry up to 4 passengers with 3 pieces of luggage.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to get from Kefalonia airport to Argostoli?

Kefalonia airport is located only 9km from the city centre of Argostoli, therefore, the distance can be travelled by taxi in approximately 15 minutes. On the other hand, you will need double the time to reach Argostoli if you decide to use the KTEL bus.

How much is a bus ticket from Kefalonia airport to Argostoli?

The bus ticket from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli costs 2€ for an adult. You can buy your tickets right away from the bus driver.

How much is a taxi from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli?

The fixed fare for the ride from Kefalonia Airport to Argostoli is 20€. However, you should always check the price with the taxi driver before starting your journey.

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