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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car 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  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Kefallinia (EFL) IST - EFL

$111 - $651

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry #2  •  30h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad
  2. Take the bus from Blagoevgrad to Kyllíni
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli

$61 - $138

4 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry via Thessaloniki  •  23h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Kyllíni
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli

$79 - $168

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Larissa
  2. Take the bus from Larisa to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli

$64 - $102

Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  25h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
  2. Take the train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Larissa
  4. Take the bus from Larisa to Patras
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Poros

$155 - $241

Drive, car ferry  •  13h 17m

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

$166 - $243

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 360 ₺ - 600 ₺ and takes 23h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia is to fly which costs 600 ₺ - 3.700 ₺ and takes 6h 44m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Kefalonia is 792 km.

The best way to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 23h 10m and costs 440 ₺ - 950 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 44m to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kefallinia Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 30m and has one stopover.

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Kefalonia is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 9:46 AM in Istanbul and 8:46 AM in Kefalonia.

Sky Express , Vueling Airlines, Condor Flugdienst and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kefallinia Airport.

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There are 955+ hotels available in Kefalonia. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34m and costs 4 ₺.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia.
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  • Distance: 494.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 44m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Kefalonia, Greece?

Turkish Airlines, Olympic Air and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Kefalonia 3 times a day.

Airlines
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Beirut, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Cairo, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Prague
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Cairo, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Alexandroupoli Port to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
trainose.gr
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$22 - $28
1st Class Ticket
$30 - $40
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $50
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$53 - $58
Train from Thessaloniki to Larissa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $26
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$9 - $13
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $16
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $22
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$23 - $26
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Larissa
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Alexandroupoli
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Kyllíni
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra to Poros
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Larisa to Patras
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$36 - $41
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Dedeagac
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Blagoevgrad
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Blagoevgrad to Kyllíni
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $85
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com

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