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Flights to Kefalonia

Calling all Captain Corellis

Flight time from London

3 hrs

Distance from London

1,360 miles

With direct flights to Kefalonia with British Airways, you'll rest easy on your short-haul flight and arrive to an island of opportunities. Enjoy your voyage with our caring cabin crew as you eagerly anticipate glistening beaches and mesmerising mountain-top views.

Immerse yourself in the relaxed Grecian island ways on a trip to the Mediterranean. Make the most of excellent service and wonderful comfort on your flight. You can also choose from a fine selection of food and drink to purchase during the flight, to keep you feeling refreshed. With such a generous baggage allowance, you can pack for the beach and for the evenings outside tavernas.

Flights to Kefalonia

Journey to the setting for Louis de Bernières' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Flights to Kefalonia are twice a week during the summer months and take around 3 hours.

Fly direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kefalonia International Airport (EFL). Choose the cabin to suit you, for comfort, style, or luxury, when you travel in business or economy class.

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A flyer's guide: Tips for flying to Kefalonia

Everything you need to know before you fly to Kefalonia from London with British Airways.

What’s the cheapest time to fly to Kefalonia?

The cheapest time to visit Kefalonia during the summertime is in the shoulder months of May and September - when you can soak up the island’s more relaxed atmosphere. To find our cheapest flights to Kefalonia, use our lowest fare finder.

How long is the flight from London to Kefalonia?

Around 3 hours. You’ll fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kefalonia International Airport (EFL). British Airways provides direct flights to Kefalonia from London. Choose from two departures a week, with flights on Tuesday and Saturday, during May to October.

How do I get from Kefalonia airport to my resort?

Touch down to Kefalonia International Airport (EFL) and make your way to your hotel. The easiest and best way to get around the island is by car. If you don’t want to hire a car, you can book a taxi ahead of time, or jump in an airport taxi to reach your hotel.

Platia Ammos beach in Kefalonia. ©Lucianbolca

How many bags can I check in on my flight to Kefalonia?

Take advantage of British Airway’s generous baggage allowance. When you book standard economy class or a package holiday you can check in one bag each, weighing up to 23kg in addition to taking on a handbag or laptop bag and one other carry-on bag. If you’re travelling in business class you can check in two bags at 32kg each. Families travelling with young children in either class can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair.

Read our baggage guide to answer your specific queries.

Do I need a visa for Kefalonia?

If you’re travelling on a European Union (EU) passport you will not need a visa to visit Kefalonia. Those from countries outside the EU may need to apply for a visa in advance of your trip. You can find out more information, check your visa requirements and apply by visiting the IATA Travel Centre.


Assos bay, Kefalonia. ©JordeAngjelovik

Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?


Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?

Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?

You can fly in Euro Traveller or Club Europe.

Our Euro Traveller (economy) cabins are a good budget option, with award-winning service and Marks and Spencer food available to order on all our short-haul flights. Our Euro Traveller cabin offers a range of wallet-friendly fares:

  • Basic offers the cheapest fare, with hand-baggage only.
  • Plus includes a checked baggage allowance, and allows flight changes on departure day.
  • Plus Flex includes checked baggage plus a full refund for cancellations. Changes to flights can be made up to an hour before take-off.

Our Club Europe (business class) cabins are located at the front of the plane, with the middle seat kept free for extra legroom and added comfort. Enjoy great service, extra baggage allowance and refreshments.

Find out more about our travel classes

Kefalonia tips

Our insider Kefalonia tips will have you feeling holiday ready in no time.

When to tip

Tipping is optional here. It is considered polite to leave a small tip after a drink (50 cents), as well as to tip a little more when you go out for a meal (1-2 euros). If you like somewhere and think you will return, a 10% tip would encourage a wonderful repeat service and experience.

Don’t miss

The magic of Melissani Cave. Take a small boat across the cobalt blue lake of the caves and watch the waters light up as the sunlight pours in from above. Listen to the myths of nymphs, see stalactites shaped like dolphins and savour the lasting picture of this place. Make your way just outside of Sami, to reach this serene spot.

Weather in Kefalonia

Enjoy blue skies, sunrays and a hot summer in Kefalonia. Reaching highs of 31°C during the day and lows of 13°C at night, you’ll need to keep the sun-cream by your side. Make the most of beach days with warm waters to swim in and sunbathing on the beach. If it gets a little too humid for you, take a dip in the pool to cool down, or sip on drinks at a taverna perched on a hill with a breeze.

Plan your perfect Kefalonia trip

Where to stay

Choose from our wonderful selection of Kefalonia hotels, from beautiful beachside boutiques, to hillside retreats. Make the most of an island holiday, with plenty of pretty villages and resorts to stay at. If you’re looking for an opulent break or a base to stay for exploring, we’ll have the perfect place for you.

What to eat

When it comes to food, Greek dining is fresh and flavourful. Order a plate of mezze, enjoy delicious grilled seafood, tuck into Greek salad, moussaka, tzatziki and olives. Enjoy a feast of tantalising dishes and be sure to order pistachio ice-cream and baklava for dessert. Accompany your meal with local wine and a tipple of ouzo.

Things to do

Venture to the many beautiful beaches of Kefalonia and spend days in serenity. A must-see is Myrtos beach, where the famous Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed. Feel the essence of romance here, bask days away in the sun and capture some magical photos.

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