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Getting from Zakynthos Airport to the Town of Zakynthos

Due to the small size and seasonal touristic industry of Zakynthos island, there are only three options to travel between the Zakynthos Airport and the city centre; taxi, private transfer and by bus.

Zante Airport taxis are the quickest and most convenient option from the airport to Zakynthos town. The trip duration with a taxi is around 10 minutes and you’ll pay a fixed fare of €15. Local taxis can be a little tricky to flag down in peak season, so booking a private transfer in advance will ensure that you get to where you want to go without waiting too long. Finally, you can use the KTEL bus system that exists on most Greek islands. Tickets to Zakynthos Town cost €2.20 and the journey takes 20 minutes, however, buses are not very frequent and you could end up waiting a while.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Zakynthos at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

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Taxi €15 10min 24/7
Bus €4.40 20min 08:30–19:30

How to get from Zakynthos Airport to city centre by taxi

Despite the various taxi companies at Zakynthos Airport, all officially operating taxi vehicles are silver coloured and carry the notable taxi rooftop sign. Moreover, the main distinction between regular city taxis and privately operated taxi vehicles is the advertisements on the sides of their cars.

The trip from Zakynthos Airport to the city centre of Zakynthos will cost a fixed rate of €15, while the trip should not take more than 10 minutes with light traffic. Additionally, taxis might not be constantly available at the airport during the low season (between October and early May).

Taxi fare from Zakynthos Airport to city centre

Since Zakynthos town is the most popular destination from Dionysios Solomos Airport, most taxi companies along with regular island taxis offer rides at fixed prices. However, fares are considerably affected by the type of vehicle and amount/size of luggage per person. All in all, prices range from €15 to €20 at most.



Trip Duration

10 Min

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

Value for Money

Taxi vehicles are available around the clock

Where do I get it from?

Dionysios Solomos Airport is a relatively small airport and thus most taxis can be found in the rank right outside the arrival terminal.


Due to the number of competing taxi operators on the island, taxi services in Zakynthos are known to be of very high standards. In addition, the majority of taxi drivers are known to be quite friendly and able to speak adequate English.

Editor’s Note

Always try to negotiate better deals with regular taxi drivers because they usually try to highball the trip price especially with new tourists.

Useful Tips

Taxi drivers could help you carry your luggage from the exit gate to the vehicle.
During the taxi ride, the driver can provide useful tips about popular destinations and amenities in town.

How to get by bus from Zakynthos Airport to Zakynthos Town

Most Greek islands have a KTEL bus system servicing local destination on the island. Getting a bus from Zakynthos Airport to the town bus station is a solid option for those wanting to keep costs low, however, they don’t operate frequently throughout the day so you may need to wait for a long time.

The trip takes around 20 minutes and costs just €2.20 to get to Zakynthos Town.

How much will a bus to Zakynthos Town cost?

A single ticket from the airport to Zakynthos Town’s bus station will cost you no more than €2.20. You can buy tickets at the airport or from the driver and it won’t cost any extra.



Trip Duration

20 Min

KTEL buses run sporadically through the day with waiting times up to 4 hours.

Value for Money

KTEL buses are available from the airport from 08:30 to 19:30.

Where do I catch the bus from?

The bus stop is located just outside the Terminal Building (Arrivals area).


Zakynthos KTEL buses are a great choice if you’re flight lands around the time that there is a bus, there’s also ample space for your luggage. However, we’d advise checking when you are expecting to arrive as waiting times can be quite long and if the bus is full, which is quite common in peak season, you could be standing around for a while.

Editor’s Note

If you're plane lands between buses, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance or taking a Zakynthos taxi.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

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 Zakynthos. 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 much is a taxi from Zakynthos Airport to city centre?

The average fixed taxi fare from Zakynthos Airport to the city centre is €15. The fixed fare can sometimes change due to different companies. To avoid this you can pre-book a private transfer to avoid hidden fees.

How far is it from Zakynthos Airport to the city centre?

The total distance from Zakynthos Airport to the town of Zakynthos is 5 km. The total trip usually takes around 10 minutes by taxi.

Are taxis the only transportation option from Zakynthos Airport?

No, aside from taxis and private transfers, you can also use the KTEL buses in Zakynthos. The trip takes 20 minutes from the airport to Zakynthos town and costs just €2.20. However, there can sometimes be between a 2 and 4-hour wait, so if you’re arriving between buses, this may not be the best option for you.

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