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

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 from Irakleion  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Irakleion (HER) to Kefallinia (EFL) HER - EFL

$201 - $421

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  19 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli

$75 - $170

3 alternative options

Fly from Chania  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Kefallinia (EFL) CHQ - EFL

$113 - $563

Ferry, Catamaran, train, bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take the train from Πειραιάς to Κιάτο
  4. Take the bus from Κιάτο to Πάτρα
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Poros

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli

$89 - $103

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Kefalonia is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 75€ - 95€ and takes 20 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Kefalonia is to fly which costs 170€ - 380€ and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Crete and Kefalonia is 512 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Crete to Kefalonia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Kefalonia. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Kefallinia Airport via Lamia, Patra and Argostoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 53 min.

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There are 939+ hotels available in Kefalonia. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Crete to Kefalonia.
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  • Distance: 320.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

Sky Express , Olympic Air and two other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Kefalonia every 4 hours.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Kos, Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Chania to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chania to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Chania to Kefallinia via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Πειραιάς to Κιάτο
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Κιάτο to Πάτρα
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra to Poros
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $75
1st Class
$65 - $85
Ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.gr
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Pireas
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$64 - $65
2-berth outside
$100 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$80 - $100

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