There are 5 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

$113 - $305

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

3 alternative options

Busferry, bus, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Take the busferry from Sami to Patra Harbor
  2. Take the bus from Πάτρα to Κιάτο
  3. Take the train from Κιάτο to Αθήνα

Busferry  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Take the busferry from Sami to Athens

$30 - $40

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 52 min

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

$51 - $81

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sami to Athens is to car ferry and bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sami to Athens is to fly which costs 95€ - 260€ and takes 2 h 27 min.

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The distance between Sami and Athens is 270 km.

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

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

Olympic Air, Sky Express and Blue Air fly from Sami to Athens 4 times a day.

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
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Kefallinia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Κιάτο to Αθήνα
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
$13 - $16
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Sami to Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Πάτρα to Κιάτο
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
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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