There are 7 ways to get from Crete to Kefalonia by plane, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or 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 Irakleion to Kefallinia  •  3 h 52 min

  1. HER - EFL

$201 - $421

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus and ferry  •  17 h 59 min

$72 - $297

5 alternative options

Fly Chania to Kefallinia  •  5 h 4 min

  1. CHQ - EFL

$115 - $568

Fly Irakleion to Zakinthos, car ferry  •  5 h 3 min

  1. HER - ZTH

$162 - $352

Car ferry, bus, bus and ferry  •  16 h 37 min

$140 - $219

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  17 h 59 min

$92 - $178

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20 h 12 min

$94 - $106

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

Sky Express , Olympic Air and three other airlines fly from Néa Alikarnassós to Kefalonia 4 times a day.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chania to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Irakleion to Zakinthos
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Chania to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Irakleion to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Irakleion to Kefallinia via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
2671022281
Email
transportation@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Pátra to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
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
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
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
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
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$40 - $60
Business
$55
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$55 - $75
Business
$72
VIP
$87
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Ios
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
Car ferry from Ios to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $100
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
$54 - $55
Airplane economy seats
$67 - $68
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Heraklion to Pireas
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$94
Aircraft-type seats
$103
2 bed inside cabin
$250
3 bed outside cabin
$200 - $240

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Crete and Kefalonia is 512 km.

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Kefalonia is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 75€ - 90€ and takes 20 h 12 min.

The quickest way to get from Crete to Kefalonia is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs 170€ - 360€.

No, there is no direct bus from Crete to Kefalonia. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Kefallinia Airport via Lamia, Pátra and Argostoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Crete to Kefalonia, including transfers.