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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Kefalonia by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly from Milan Linate  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Kefallinia (EFL) LIN - EFL

62€ - 272€

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Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Kefallinia (EFL) BGY - EFL

38€ - 240€

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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Kefallinia (EFL) MXP - EFL

76€ - 315€

Train to Genoa, fly  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Kefallinia (EFL) GOA - EFL

96€ - 405€

Train, car ferry  •  26h 4m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Brindisi Fr
  2. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Kefallonia

197€ - 425€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  39h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Milano to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kyllíni
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli

75€ - 103€

Bus, bus and ferry via Milan  •  39h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kyllíni
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli

75€ - 187€

Bus, bus and ferry via Patras  •  40h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Pátra
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli

183€ - 236€

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 18m

  1. Drive from Milan to Nydri
  2. Take the car ferry from Nydri to Fiskardo

259€ - 402€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kefalonia is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kefalonia is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kefalonia is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Kefalonia is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 39h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Kefalonia is to fly which costs 75€ - 320€ and takes 4h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Kefalonia. However, there are services departing from Milano and arriving at Kefallinia Airport via Sofia, Kyllíni and Argostoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 3m.

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The distance between Milan and Kefalonia is 1241 km.

The best way to get from Milan to Kefalonia without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 26h 4m and costs 190€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Milan to Kefalonia, including transfers.

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Milan to Kefalonia bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Milano station.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Kefallinia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Milan to Kefalonia bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, arrive at Argostoli station.

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Kefalonia is 1h ahead of Milan. It is currently 12:08 PM in Milan and 1:08 PM in Kefalonia.

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  • Distance: 1241.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Kefalonia, Greece?

Alitalia, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Milan to Kefalonia once daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Flights from Milan Linate to Kefallinia via Catania, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Milan Linate to Kefallinia via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Genoa to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Genoa to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Kefallinia via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Flights from Genoa to Kefallinia via Rome, Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Kefallinia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Genoa to Kefallinia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Genoa to Kefallinia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
30€ - 230€
Train operators
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 Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
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 Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
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 Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 190€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
65€ - 90€
Base Standard
110€ - 150€
Base Premium
130€ - 190€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Thello
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milano to Sofia
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Kyllíni
Ave. Duration
13h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Milan to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Pátra
Ave. Duration
12h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
6€ - 8€
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Milano to Sofia
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Yubim
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Milan to Sofia
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140€ - 190€
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Kefallonia
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€
West Ferry
Phone
+30 26450 93278
Email
dionitravel@gmail.com
Website
westferry.gr
Car ferry from Nydri to Fiskardo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
West Ferry
Passenger
9€
Vehicle
35€
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Nydri to Fiskardo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Website
Ionion P. Lines

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Vueling Airlines, Volotea, Iberia and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Kefallinia Airport.

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There are 554+ hotels available in Kefalonia. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 20 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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