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KTEL Bus and Coach services

KTEL offers visitors to Zakynthos a great bus service which includes intercity routes (travel options across Greece), as well as local routes throughout the island. The bus is a cheap, easy way of getting about and many destinations are covered, which is a great transport option for those who are unable to hire a car or can’t afford to take a taxi.

A breakdown of all routes is listed below, but if you need more concise timetables for all the listed journey’s, whether it be local or intercity, they can be found on the KTEL website. If you wish to contact them directly, their phone number is + (30) 26950 22255 or + (30) 26950 42656 or you can email them on

Local Island Bus Routes

There a number of local summer routes that KTEL operate on Zakynthos. Most go to the main bus station in Zakynthos town, located ΙΑΤΡΟΥ ΜΟΘΩΝΑΙΟΥ, Zakinthos 291 00, but most routes across the island also leave from the main town going back out to other areas, so it is possible to see most of the main resorts or areas of the island by bus.

Current island bus routes are as follows:

Argassi to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station)

Argassi to Basiliko to St. Nicolas to Porto Roma

Alykes to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station)

Kalamaki to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station)

Laganas to Kalamaki

Laganas to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station)

Porto Roma to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station)

Tsilivi to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station)

Volumes to Anafonitria and Maries

Zakynthos Airport to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station)

Intercity Bus Routes (Zakynthos to Mainland)

If you fancy getting off the island, KTEL operate bus trips to Athens, Patras and Thessaloniki, all great places to visit where you can experience a different type of Greece.

The cost of the bus to Athens is €28.60 and the buses run four times a day on outbound and return, seven day a week.

The cost of the bus to Patras is €8.70 and the buses run four times a day on outbound and three times a day return, seven days a week.

The cost of the bus to Thessaloniki is €54.40 and the buses run even Thursday and Sunday on the outbound and Monday and Friday on the return.

**Please note that none of the above intercity routes include the price of a ferry ticket and these need to be purchased separately.


Shipwreck island tour

KTEL also operate a Shipwreck tour every Wednesday and Saturday starting from 25 May. The tour last around four hours and leaves Zakynthos Town (Bus Station) at 10am. The bus takes passengers up to Porto Vromi, Maries, where they disembark and board a boat to the Shipwreck. There is also a tour of the blue caves and the opportunity to stop at Porto Steniti for swimming. The tour also takes passengers to see the “heart cave” and Poseidon’s face”, before returning to Zakynthos Town (Bus Station).

About Chrissie Parker

Chrissie Parker joined the Zakynthos Informer Team in 2014. Chrissie’s first experience of the island was a combined birthday and wedding celebration, in true Zakynthian style. Since then she has been able to combine her love of the island, including its incredible history, tradition and culture, with her love of writing.

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  2. Sneha Cherukuri

    How do I purchase the ferry ticket separately? Which ferry do I take from zakynthos to athens? If I purchase the 28 euro bus ticket, what does that cover?

    • Chrissie Parker

      If you’re travelling from the island to Athens the KTEL bus route takes you from Zakynthos Town to the port, onto a ferry to the Greek mainland and then via road all the way to Athens.
      The cost of for the coach trip, ferry tickets can be purchased at the port.

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