There are 6 ways to get from Fira to Melissani Cave by plane, ferry, bus, car ferry, train 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 22 min

  1. Fly from Santorini (JTR) to Kefallinia (EFL) JTR - EFL

$278 - $533

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  20 h 45 min

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

$75 - $186

4 alternative options

Catamaran, bus, carferry  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  3. Take the carferry from Patras to Kefallonia

Catamaran, train, bus, carferry  •  13 h 53 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Πειραιάς to Κιάτο
  3. Take the bus from Κιάτο to Πάτρα
  4. Take the carferry from Patras to Kefallonia

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  22 h 45 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Sami

Ferry, bus and ferry, bus  •  25 h 13 min

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

$152 - $193

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fira to Melissani Cave is to car ferry and bus which costs 65€ - 170€ and takes 20 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fira to Melissani Cave is to fly which costs 240€ - 470€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Fira and Melissani Cave is 472 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Fira to Melissani Cave, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Santorini Airport to Kefallinia Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Fira to Melissani Cave.
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  • Distance: 294.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Fira, Greece and Melissani Cave, Greece?

Olympic Air, Sky Express and four other airlines fly from Fira to Melissani Cave every 2 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
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
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 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
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
$28 - $35
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 Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $95
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $75
1st Class
$65 - $90
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
4 times a day
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$35 - $50
Airplane-type seats
$35 - $55
2 beds - outside cabin
$95 - $130
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
Zante Ferries
Phone
(+30) 210 4100211
Website
zanteferries.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
zanteferries.gr

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