There are 3 ways to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia by plane, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

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Fly  •  6 h 29 min

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

$66 - $311

2 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogar to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Poros

$155 - $202

Drive, carferry  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Killini
  2. Take the carferry from Killini, Greece to Poros

$187 - $301

Questions & Answers

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 20 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min 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 5 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Kefalonia is 1 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:54 AM in Istanbul and 4:54 AM in Kefalonia.

easyJet, Onur Air, Aegean Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Kefallinia Airport.

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There are 798+ hotels available in Kefalonia. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Kefalonia.
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  • Distance: 494.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

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

Aegean 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
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Munich
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kefallinia via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
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
Ferry operators
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Killini, Greece to Poros
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Ionian Group
Phone
00302695025403
Email
info@ioniangroup.com
Website
ioniangroup.com
Car ferry from Killini to Poros
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
ioniangroup.com
Passenger
$12
Car
$45

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