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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Lefkáda by plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, train or car

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Fly  •  8h 55m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Preveza (PVK) BCN - PVK

49€ - 196€

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Bus, car ferry  •  46h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkáda

179€ - 398€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  46h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Bologna
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkáda

Bus, car ferry via Igoumenítsa  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Venice
  2. Take the car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
  3. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkáda

184€ - 248€

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf Tgv
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Mannheim to Igoumenitsa
  4. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Lefkáda

388€ - 558€

Bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Lefkáda

111€ - 157€

Drive  •  28h 23m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lefkáda 2956 km

360€ - 550€

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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 9 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lefkáda is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lefkáda is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lefkáda is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Greece.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Lefkáda is to fly, which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Lefkáda is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Lefkáda. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord and arriving at Lefkáda via Autostazione, Bologna and Igoumenitsa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 59m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Lefkáda is 1598 km. The road distance is 2956 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lefkáda without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 46h 6m and costs 170€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 8h 55m to get from Barcelona to Lefkáda, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Lefkáda bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, depart from Barcelona Nord station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lefkáda is to fly which takes 8h 55m and costs 45€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 2 days 2h.

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to Preveza Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Barcelona to Lefkáda bus services, operated by KTEL Thesprotias, arrive at Lefkáda station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Lefkáda.
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  • Distance: 1598.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 55m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Lefkáda, Greece?

Vueling Airlines, British Airways and five other airlines fly from Barcelona to Lefkáda 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Lefkáda via Sofia, Thessaloniki KTEL, and Thessaloniki in around 2 days 2h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Preveza via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Preveza via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
190€ - 850€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Preveza via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Preveza via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Preveza via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Barcelona to Preveza via Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 850€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Preveza via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 650€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 130€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Venice
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Thesprotias
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Bologna
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Mannheim to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
34h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
220€ - 330€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240€ - 310€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Barcelona to Sofia
Ave. Duration
35h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki KTEL
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
KTEL Lefkadas
Phone
26450 22795
Email
info@ktel-lefkadas.gr
Website
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Lefkáda
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Schedules at
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
70€ - 85€
Aircraft-type seats
85€ - 100€
2 bed inside cabin
220€ - 260€
3 bed outside cabin
210€ - 260€
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
68€
Airplane economy seats
80€
2-berth outside
150€ - 190€
3-berth outside shower
140€ - 170€
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Lefkáda is 1h ahead of Barcelona. It is currently 10:58 AM in Barcelona and 11:58 AM in Lefkáda.

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Lefkáda is 2956 km. It takes approximately 28h 23m to drive from Barcelona to Lefkáda.

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Vueling Airlines, British Airways, Transavia France and three other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Preveza Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Lefkáda. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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