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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Itháki by bus, bus and ferry, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Patra Harbor to Itháki Vathi

$44 - $53

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Itháki Vathi

$25 - $40

3 alternative options

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kiato
  2. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra Harbor to Itháki Vathi

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Astakós
  2. Take the car ferry from Astakós to Pissaetos

$55 - $81

Fly, car ferry, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kefallinia (EFL) ATH - EFL
  2. Take the car ferry from Sami, Kefalonia to Pissaetos
  3. Take the bus from Pisaetós to Itháki Vathi

$114 - $312

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Itháki is to bus and ferry which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Itháki is to drive and car ferry which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Itháki Vathi. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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The distance between Athens and Itháki is 266 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Itháki without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 7 h and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Athens to Itháki, including transfers.

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Athens to Itháki bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Kefallinia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Athens to Itháki bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, arrive at Itháki Vathi station.

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Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Kefallinia Airport.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Itháki.
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  • Distance: 165.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Itháki, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Athens to Itháki. However, you can take the bus to Patras, take the taxi to Patra Harbor, then take the bus and ferry to Itháki Vathi. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Athens to Itháki via Kiato, Kiato, Patra, and Patra Harbor in around 8 h 15 min.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra Harbor to Itháki Vathi
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Itháki Vathi
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus from Pisaetós to Itháki Vathi
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Ferry operators
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Astakós to Pissaetos
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Sami, Kefalonia to Pissaetos
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com

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