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There are 3 ways to get from Kefalonia to Panarea (Island) by car ferry, bus, ferry, plane or train

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Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  28h 51m

  1. Take the car ferry from Kefallonia to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Brindisi to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

180€ - 314€

Cheapest option

Fly to Catania, train, ferry  •  13h 24m

  1. Fly from Kefallinia (EFL) to Catania (CTA) EFL - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

45€ - 149€

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Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry, ferry  •  13h 3m

  1. Fly from Kefallinia (EFL) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) EFL - SUF
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Panarea

210€ - 762€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Panarea (Island) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Panarea (Island) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Panarea (Island) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Kefalonia to Panarea (Island) is to fly and train and ferry which costs 45€ - 150€ and takes 13h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Kefalonia to Panarea (Island) is to fly and train and car ferry and ferry which takes 13h 3m and costs 210€ - 800€.

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The distance between Kefalonia and Panarea (Island) is 477 km.

The best way to get from Kefalonia to Panarea (Island) without a car is to car ferry and bus and ferry which takes 28h 51m and costs 180€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 28h 51m to get from Kefalonia to Panarea (Island), including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kefallinia Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Panarea (Island) is 1h behind Kefalonia. It is currently 2:25 AM in Kefalonia and 1:25 AM in Panarea (Island).

Sky Express, British Airways, Wizz Air and three other airlines offer flights from Kefallinia Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 319+ hotels available in Panarea (Island). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Kefalonia to Panarea (Island).
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  • Distance: 477.1 km
  • Duration: 28h 51m

What companies run services between Kefalonia, Greece and Panarea (Island), Italy?

There is no direct connection from Kefalonia to Panarea (Island). However, you can take the taxi to Kefallonia, take the car ferry to Brindisi, take the walk to Brindisi - Costa Morena, take the bus to Brindisi - p.zza Crispi, take the walk to Brindisi, take the bus to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica, take the walk to Messina Centrale, take the train to Milazzo, take the walk to Milazzo, then take the ferry to Panarea. Alternatively, you can fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport, take the bus to Catania Via Archimede, take the walk to Catania Centrale, take the train to Messina Centrale, take the train to Milazzo, take the walk to Milazzo, then take the ferry to Panarea (Island).

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Kefallinia to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Kefallinia to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Kefallinia to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kefallinia to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
17€ - 110€
Flights from Kefallinia to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Kefallinia to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Kefallinia to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Kefallinia to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Kefallinia to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
23€ - 120€
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 16€
Base Standard
26€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Brindisi to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Ferry operators
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Kefallonia to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
80€ - 180€
Website
European Seaways
DECK
80€
AIRTYPE SEATS
85€
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
180€
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 7€
Moto
16€ - 22€
Car
30€ - 40€

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