One of the cheapest way to discover Lefkada island is the local bus public transport. About Lefkada local buses there are a lot of useful informations which you should know, especially the routes and the actual schedules. Road conditions have a great influence on bus transport, because a lot of destinations can be reached only by car or by boat. The local buses in Lefkada connect primarily the villages of the east coast to each other, where the roads are much suitable for buses than the narrow roads in the mountains.
About Lefkada local buses
The official bus company of Lefkada is called KTEL, which operates with more than 30 modern, well equipped buses with A/C. The buses of KTEL Lefkada run primarily on the eastern side of the island, where most of the villages are located. The roads are much wider and less winding here, than on the west coast.
Lefkada local buses run the most frequent between Lefkada town, Ligia, Nikiana and Nidri, which are the most populated area of the island: up to 7-8 times in a day. The daily routes to other destinations are less frequent, but it depend on actual season also: during summer months there are routes, which have more bus lines from Lefkada town. It’s worth to know that the bus stops are situated next to the main road in the villages, but there were built quite rare, even in the longest villages such as Nikiana or Ligia. The bus stops for Lefkada local buses are signed well, but usually there are no separate buildings, just a sign.
Villages, which can be reached by local buses in Lefkada: Lefkada town, Nidri (Nydri), Lygia, Nikiana, Vasiliki, Agios Nikitas, Kathisma beach, Vlicho, Karya, Kalamitsi, Egklouvi, Poros, Syvota, Evgiros, Syvros, Fterno, Vournika
From Preveza Airport (Aktion International Airport) to Lefkada island there are also local buses, which runs between the airport and Lefkada town in a few times per a day. Check the actual schedules and updates on the local KTEL bus website: KTEL Lefkada actual bus schedule (opens in new window)
It may be an important information, that bus tickets can be also purchased online on the website of the KTEL.
Lefkada public bus transport has different schedules, which depend on actual seasons. There is a schedule for the summer months (usually from the end of May till October), and there is also a less frequent for out of season months. During summer months local buses run more frequently, and are better adapted to the needs of inhabintants and tourists both. The routes are the most frequent from Monday to Friday, on weekends the local buses runs slightly less.
KTEL Lefkada Central Bus Station
The main bus station of the island, known as KTEL Lefkadas – Central Bus Station is located in Lefkada town, in the southern side of the city. Lefkada local buses depart from here, and this is also the end station of the routes.
It can be reached easily, because the port is near the central bus station, where the largest parking lots were built. In the building of the bus station there is an ATM, a small shop, and just a few meters away a large Sklavenitis supermarket.