Lefkada ferry information for visitors of the island in 2021.
The island is relatively small, but it has two primary port for ferries. The largest port of the Lefkada can be find next to the capitol, but the main port for ferries is located in Nidri village.
Nidri ferry port
Port of Nidri has very easy access for cars, because it is directly next to the famous promenade of the village. You must drive into the center of Nidri, where road signs ‘Port’ show the right way. If you are interested in traveling to other islands, for example to Meganisi or Kefalonia, you must come to Nidri to catch a ferryboat in 2021.
There are some small kiosks next to ferryport, which belong to the ferry companies. In these kiosks passengers can buy a ticket for themselves and for the vehicles, but be aware, it is definitely worth to book your trip for a car or motorbike in advance, because during summer season the ferries are filled with pre-bookings! If you don’t have a vehicle, book in advance is not neccessary. The kiosks open approx. one hour before departure.
Nidri ferry port coordinates: 38.705825, 20.709819
Ferry port in Nidri
Vasiliki ferry port
The other ferry station of Lefkada is located on the southern side of Vasiliki village, but it was under construction in the last period because of an earthquake. Some years ago Vasiliki was starting point for ferries that depart to Kefalonia, but as long as the renovations are taking place the ferries depart from the port of Nidri.
During the period of 2020 summer the sheduled ferry boats to Kefalonia island were depart from Nidri, and in 2021 the situation is the same!
If you are planning to take a trip by a ferryboat from Lefkada, you should know that there are different timetables for spring / summer / autumn / winter periods.
Departure / arrive informations about ferries in Lefkada island
Departures from the port of Nidri
Meganisi (Vathi & Spilia) – constantly
The ferryboat is called Meganisi II, which takes cars and backpackers on its deck. During high season (July – August) advance booking is recommended, especially for cars. The time of the trip takes only about 25 minutes. A two destinations for ferries to Meganisi are called Vathi (the capital of the island) and Spilia.
Schedules, periods, ferry booking form to / from Meganisi, with other informations: ferryboatmeganisi.gr
Kefalonia (Fiskardo) – temporarily, in 2021 ferries to Kefalonia depart from Nidri
If you want travel to Kefalonia island, your ferryboat will be ‘Captain Aristidis’, which is operated by the Westferry company. The trip from Nidri to Fiskardo village takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. The ferry doesn’t run during winter months!
Schedules, periods, ferry booking form to / from Kefalonia, with other updates: westferry.gr
Departures from the port of Vasiliki
Kefalonia (Fiskardo) – temporarily doesn’t operate, ferries depart to Kefalonia island from Nidri yet
The renovations of the port in Vasiliki village are finished, but ferries to Kefalonia depart from / arrive to Nidri in 2021!
Schedules, periods, booking form and other updates: westferry.gr
Ferry port in Vasiliki – it was under construction for a couple of years (2015- 2020)
As you can see, Lefkada is well connected with ferryboats to other Ionian Islands, like Kefalonia or Meganisi. If you take your car with you, advance booking is strongly recommended for the ferryboats, especially during high season months.
Have a pleasant time by traveling with the ferries of Lefkada!