There are 6 ways to get from Sami to Athens by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry or car

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  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Kefallinia (EFL) to Athens (ATH) EFL - ATH

$112 - $304

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  7 h 41 min

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

$27 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sami to Patra Harbor
  2. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  3. Take the train from Kiato to Athens

Car ferry, bus, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Kefallonia to Patras
  2. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  3. Take the train from Kiato to Athens

Bus and ferry  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Sami to Athens

$29 - $35

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Kefallonia to Patras
  2. Drive from Patras to Athens

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sami and arriving at Athens. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 14 min.

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The distance between Sami and Athens is 270 km.

The best way to get from Sami to Athens without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and train which takes 7 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 27 min to get from Sami to Athens, including transfers.

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Sami to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, depart from Sami station.

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The quickest flight from Kefallinia Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Sami to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, arrive at Athens station.

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Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Kefallinia Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sami to Kefallinia Airport is to taxi which takes 34 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Sami to Athens.
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  • Distance: 168.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 27 min

What companies run services between Sami, Greece and Athens, Greece?

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Sami to Athens twice daily.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Kefallinia to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Kefallinia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Sami to Patra Harbor
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Sami to Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
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 Astakós to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ktelaitol.gr
Ferry operators
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Kefallonia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Sami to Astakós
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com

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