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.

Sleeping in Kefalonia Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kefalonia Airport Guide.

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 Hours

The airport is open at the following times: 7:00AM – 11:00PM (Mon, Fri, Sun) • 7:00AM – 00:30PM (Tue) • 7:00AM – 11:30PM (Wed) • 6:00AM – 10:30PM (Thurs) • 5:30AM – 11:30PM (Sat)

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are many hotels near Kefalonia Airport:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Kefalonia Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Food & Drinks

There are no 24 hour concessions available at the airport.

Mobile Charging

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

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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


Free WiFi is available at the Kefalonia Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

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

Information Desk – Available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Kefalonia airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Serbia • Austrian Airlines • Avion Air • Blue Air • British Airways • Condor • Easy Jet • Jet2 • ITA Airways • Lot Polish Airlines • Norwegian • Olympic Air • People’s Viennaline • Ryanair • SAS • Sky Express • Smart Wings • Smartlynx • Transavia • Trade Air • TUI • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.
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.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.