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

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  •  3h 11m

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

105€ - 205€

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  7h 41m

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

24€ - 35€

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Sami

26€ - 35€

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  7h 23m

  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

29€ - 37€

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 55m

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

48€ - 70€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Sami is to bus and car ferry which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 7h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Sami is to fly which costs 100€ - 210€ and takes 3h 11m.

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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 7h 13m.

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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 ferry which takes 7h 13m and costs 26€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m 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 55 min.

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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: 270.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Sami 3 times a day. Alternatively, KTEL Kefallonia operates a vehicle from Athens to Sami twice daily. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h 13m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Sami
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra Harbor to Sami
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Ferry operators
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Astakós to Sami
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Ionion P. Lines

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