The landscapes of Lefkada are characterized by high mountains, steep cliffs and valleys. These extreme geographical conditions do not support the construcions of an airport, the long and flat runways, so officially there is no airport in Lefkada island. But the best news, if you want to travel to Lefkada by plane, you can still do it quite easy. Now let’s see, what are your best options and flights to travel Lefkada by plane!
How to travel to Lefkada, Greece by flights?
The nearest airport to Lefkada is located just 20 kilometres away, directly next to the town of Preveza. Some people call it Lefkada airport, but this title is literally uncorrect due its location. Preveza is a small Greek town which was built in the mainland, near the coastline of Ionian Sea, and has an international airport since decades.
This airport is called Aktion International Airport, (IATA code: PVK), named after by a small village next to Preveza. The runways and the airport buildings are near the island, and offer quick and easy access to Lefkada for visitors who want to travel by plane. So it’s quite easy, just check the airlines, actual flights and travel to Lefkada by plane!
Importance of the Preveza Aktion Airport (PVK) in Greece, flights to Lefkada
During summer months, from June to August several international charters and domestic flights are arriving to Preveza – Aktion airport. The airport is connected well by local buses (KTEL) with Lefkada town, the capital of Lefkada, where the central bus station can be find. If you choose public transport, you can travel by bus to Lefkada easily (the trip takes about 30′) from the airport.
Some airlines and flights which arrive to Preveza Airport (PVK), and make Lefkada accessible by plane:
- Condor, Sky Express, Volotea, Smartwings, Jet2, Ryanair, EasyJet, Transavia, Norwegian,Vueling, etc
European countries which are connected with Preveza (Aktion) Airport:
- Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Austria, Hungary, Norway, Czech Republic
How to arrive to Lefkada from Preveza Aktion Airport (PVK)
You have 3 options to travel to Lefkada from the airport of Preveza: by public bus transport, by taxi servixe, or by a car hire.
The buses arrive to the central bus station of Lefkada in Lefkada town, from where another buses depart to the villages of the island, or just catch a taxi. The the actual bus schedules between Preveza airport and Lefkada can be find here: ktel-lefkadas.gr
Taxi services are also avalaible in front of the terminal building, which operate 0-24. Taxi services from Preveza to Lefkada are a lot more comfortable and faster than buses, but the prices are higher also (35-60 Euro / direction, to the capitol).
There is a third way to travel Lefkada from the airport, which is a car hire. In Preveza airport there are car rental companies, where you can rent a car.
Renting a car and driving to Lefkada is not complicated, and you can discover the best beaches, sights and villages of the island.
Let’s check the flights to Preveza, and travel to Lefkada by plane – it’s easier than you think! Of course before your holiday check the recommended apartments, studios and villas of the island, for the best vacation.