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Kavala Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kavala Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

KAV Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kavala International Airport “Alexander the Great”.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Kavala Airport (code: KAV) sees the vast majority of its traffic in the summer months with a number of seasonal routes. Facilities are limited to three cafes and a duty-free shop. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

Spending the night here is not possible as the airport has a limited operating schedule and closes nightly. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located 20-30 minutes away. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kavala Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Katerina – (17 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Kassiani – (17 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Traditional Hotel Akontisma – (17 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kavala Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in Kavala Airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Kavala Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Eurobank and Euronet. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available at the airport.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available.

First Aid Station – Seek assistance from the Airport Information Counters.

Food & Drinks – There are no 24 hour concessions available at the airport. On Time Coffee & More is available in 3 locations: Landside, Departures on the Ground Level • Airside, Ground Level (Schengen • Non-Schengen).

Information Desks – If you have any questions, there is an information desk to help passengers.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 7:30AM – 11:00PM.


Kavala airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Belavia Airlines • Blue Air • Braathens Regional Aviation • Condor • Ellinair • Enter Air • Eurowings • Jet Time • Olympic Air • SAS • Smart Wings • Transavia • Travel Service.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


KVA airport is connected to the public bus system. The bus stop is located in front of the terminal building.  Tickets can be purchased from the driver. For fares, routes and more, visit the Kavala Airport web site.


Taxis are available to adjacent towns. At the time of this update, a ride to Kavala City Centre takes about 40 minutes and costs approximately 38€.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer services onsite: Avance • Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz/Thrifty • Sixt.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.