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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 16 min

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

$110 - $305

Cheapest option

Bus KTEL Aitoloakarnanias, car ferry  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Astakós
  2. Take the car ferry from Astakós to Sami

$26 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus KTEL Achaias, car ferry  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Kefallonia

Bus and ferry  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Sami

$29 - $35

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  7 h 21 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 Sami

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Kefallonia

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Sami is to bus and ferry which costs 25€ - 30€ and takes 7 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Sami is to fly which costs 95€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athens and arriving at Sami. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

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The distance between Athens and Sami is 270 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Sami without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 6 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Athens to Sami, including transfers.

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Athens to Sami 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 Sami bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, arrive at Sami 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 Sami.
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  • Distance: 168.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

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

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

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 Athens to Sami
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra Harbor to Sami
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
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
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Phone
26410-54444
Website
ktelaitol.gr
Bus from Athens to Astakós
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ktelaitol.gr
Ferry operators
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Patras to Kefallonia
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Astakós to Sami
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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