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There are 5 ways to get from Santorini to Lefkáda by plane, bus, car ferry, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Preveza  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Santorini (JTR) to Preveza (PVK) JTR - PVK

$121 - $574

Cheapest option

Catamaran, drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus Super Jet
  2. Drive from Piraeus to Lefkáda

$113 - $174

3 alternative options

Fly to Ioannina, bus  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Santorini (JTR) to Ioannina (IOA) JTR - IOA
  2. Take the bus from Ioannina to Preveza

$236 - $662

Catamaran, bus  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus Super Jet
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Lefkáda

$117 - $166

Catamaran, train, bus  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Piraeus to Kiato
  3. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Lefkáda

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santorini to Lefkáda is to Catamaran and bus which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 12 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santorini to Lefkáda is to fly which costs 100€ - 500€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The distance between Santorini and Lefkáda is 498 km.

The best way to get from Santorini to Lefkáda without a car is to Catamaran and bus which takes 12 h 36 min and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to get from Santorini to Lefkáda, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Santorini Airport to Preveza Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Volotea, Sky Express , Ryanair and Olympic Air offer flights from Santorini Airport to Preveza Airport.

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There are 890+ hotels available in Lefkáda. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santorini to Santorini Airport is to taxi which takes 3 min and costs 15€ - 19€.

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Map of how to get from Santorini to Lefkáda.
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  • Distance: 311 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 8 min

What companies run services between Santorini, Greece and Lefkáda, Greece?

Olympic Air, Volotea and two other airlines fly from Mesariá to Lefkáda once daily.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Santorini to Preveza via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Santorini to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $340
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Santorini to Ioannina via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Piraeus to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Preveza
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
KTEL Prevezas
Phone
26820 22213
Email
info@ktelprevezas.gr
Website
ktelprevezas.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Preveza
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ktelprevezas.gr
KTEL Lefkadas
Phone
26450 22795
Email
info@ktel-lefkadas.gr
Website
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Bus from Athens to Lefkáda
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Bus from Patras to Lefkáda
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100

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