The easiest way to get to Kefalonia and many other destinations in Greece, is by taking a direct charter flight with a budget airline. These now run from many UK and European airports and can be easily booked online.
The UK has by far the largest choice of regional airports and several budget carriers, Easyjet and Ryan Air being some of the better known.
Flights are available from London – Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead, Birmingham, Manchester, East Midlands, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton – there may be more options we are not yet aware of.
Other countries operating direct flights to Kefalonia during the summer include Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Getting the best price on flights, especially with the budget airlines, means booking early. Most companies use pricing algorithms that automatically increase the prices at busy times and as the flights fill. If you book a flight for August in January, you will generally get a better price than trying to book close to the time you wish to fly – as seats become scarce, the price goes up!
If you are traveling out of season, or there is not a direct flight from your country to Kefalonia, then you will probably need to fly to Athens and then either fly on a domestic carrier to Kefalonia or travel via road and ferry.
We suggest you use Google or Skyscanner to find out which airlines fly to Kefalonia from your point of origin and then make your booking as far in advance as possible, in order to lock in the best possible price.