Zante – also known as Zakynthos - is a little paradise. It's a stunning Greek island with gorgeous sandy beaches and endless turquoise skies and seas. As you'd expect there are no trains on Zante itself. But you can get to Athens by train from all over Europe then take a flight to Zante's small airport or hop on a ferry. Alternatively you can take the ferry from Kefalonia or Killini. If it takes your fancy you can travel in great comfort and style from the UK on the Eurostar then on through Italy to mainland Greece. It shouldn't take you more than two days and it's a novel way to reach this breathtakingly pretty island.
Buses to Zante Airport
You can get a bus to and from almost anywhere on the island and the airport is no exception. Bus is probably the best and lowest cost option for exploring Zante. There are frequent services from the main resorts and it's a smashing way to experience the island without having to concentrate on driving on the wrong side of the road! You'll get a real local flavour by travelling with the islanders. The main bus station is in Zakynthos Town on Mothonaio Street. You can buy tickets there, explore timetables, have a meal or snack. You can buy local tickets on the bus itself as well as at the station. And there are regular buses to the mainland tourist cities of Patras, Athens and Thessaloniki as well as the airport.
Driving to Zante Airport
Zante has a small airport, Dionysos Solomos, to the south of the island. It is less than a mile from the popular resort of Laganas and less than four miles from the capital, Zakynthos town. Despite its small size it is Greece's fifth busiest airport, which just shows you how popular the island is. It's a small island and there's only one airport. So you'll find it easy to get to and from the airport by car if needs be.