There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Kefalonia by plane, car, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Kefallinia  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kefallinia (EFL) ATH - EFL

$51 - $231

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli

$38 - $47

4 alternative options

Fly to Zakinthos, drive, car ferry  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zakinthos (ZTH) ATH - ZTH
  2. Drive from Zakinthos to Zakynthos
  3. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Pesada

$78 - $262

Bus, bus and ferry  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Pátra to Argostoli

$42 - $50

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kiáto
  2. Take the bus from Kiáto to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Pátra to Argostoli

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Killini, Greece
  2. Take the car ferry from Killini, Greece to Poros

$59 - $121

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

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Kefalonia once daily.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Athens to Zakinthos
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Athens to Zakinthos
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
2671022281
Email
transportation@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Pátra to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiáto to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Ferry operators
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Pesada
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com
Ionian Group
Phone
00302695025403
Email
info@ioniangroup.com
Website
ioniangroup.com
Car ferry from Killini, Greece to Poros
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
ioniangroup.com
Passenger
$13
Car
$48
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Killini, Greece to Poros
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Athens to Kefalonia?

The distance between Athens and Kefalonia is 282 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Athens to Kefalonia?

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Kefalonia is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 47 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Athens to Kefalonia?

The quickest way to get from Athens to Kefalonia is to fly which takes 2 h 37 min and costs 40€ - 190€.

Is there a direct bus between Athens and Kefalonia?

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Kefalonia. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Kefallinia Airport via Argostoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 8 min.

How long does it take to get from Athens to Kefalonia?

It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Athens to Kefalonia, including transfers.