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There are 5 ways to get from Crete to Kefalonia by plane, ferry, car ferry, train, bus or bus and 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  •  4 h 12 min

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

$201 - $421

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus and ferry  •  20 h 5 min

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

$66 - $287

3 alternative options

Ferry, Catamaran, train, bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 1 min

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

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  20 h 5 min

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

$75 - $170

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

$90 - $104

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€ - 370€ and takes 4 h 12 min.

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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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The distance between Crete and Kefalonia is 512 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Kefalonia without a car is to ferry and Catamaran and train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 17 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Crete to Kefalonia, including transfers.

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Crete to Kefalonia bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, depart from Heraklion station.

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There is no direct flight from Irakleion Airport to Kefallinia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Crete to Kefalonia bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, arrive at Argostoli station.

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

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Map of how to get from Crete to Kefalonia.
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  • Distance: 320.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Sky Express and Olympic Air fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Kefalonia twice daily.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Piraeus to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
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 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
$21 - $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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $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 Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$100
2 bed inside cabin
$243
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230

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The best way to get from Crete to Irakleion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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