Sleeping in Airports

Kefalonia Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kefalonia 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.

EFL 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 Kefalonia International Airport Anna Pollatou.

What to Expect

Kefalonia Airport (code: EFL) has a tiny terminal that serves a few domestic destinations year-round. The airport is especially busy in summer with a variety of seasonal routes. Facilities are limited to a snack bar, a duty-free shop, and free WiFi.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly, so it is not possible to spend the night here. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. 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 Kefalonia Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Irinna Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Astra Village Hotel & Suites – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Avithos Resort – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the Kefalonia Airport.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated Eurobank, Euronet and Piraeus. 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 (Departures and Arrivals) • Airside.

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

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

Food & Drinks – A snack bar is available.

Information Desk – Available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – First Aid services are available. Seek assistance at the Airport Information Desk.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that mobile charging is available airside. (May 2021)

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

From March 1 – May 31, the airport is open 8:00AM – 11:00PM (Mon – Tues, Thurs-Fri, Sun) • 8:00AM – 11:30PM (Wed) • 7:00AM – 11:30PM (Sat).

From June 1 – Oct 31, the airport is open 7:00AM – 11:00PM (Mon & Fri) • 5:30AM – 11:30PM (Tues – Thurs, Sun) • 5:30AM – 12:00AM (Sat).


Kefalonia airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Serbia • ASL Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Avanti Air • Blue Panorama • British Airways • Condor • DAT • Easy Jet • Enter Air • Jet2 • Lot Polish Airlines • Norwegian • Olympic Air • People’s Viennaline • Ryanair • SAS • Sky Express • Smart Wings • Transavia • Travel Service • TUI • Tus Airways • Volotea • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


During the summer a public bus runs between the airport and Argostoli. The pick-up point is located outside the airport terminal. For more information about the schedule, route and fare, visit the Kefalonia Bus website.

Car Rentals

Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Goldcar/Rhodium • Hertz/Thrifty offer car rental services onsite.


Taxis are available. The duration of the trip between the airport and the city is approximately 15 minutes. As of this update, the estimated fare is €15-20.

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.