There are 5 ways to get from Santorini to Kefalonia by plane, ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry 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  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Santorini (JTR) to Kefallinia (EFL) JTR - EFL

$228 - $472

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus and ferry via Fira  •  23 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli

$87 - $197

3 alternative options

Catamaran, train, bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the train from Piraeus to Kiato
  3. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Poros

Catamaran, bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli

$120 - $164

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  23 h 41 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santorini to Kefalonia is to car ferry and bus and ferry which costs 70€ - 170€ and takes 23 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santorini to Kefalonia is to fly which costs 190€ - 410€ and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Santorini and Kefalonia is 478 km.

The best way to get from Santorini to Kefalonia without a car is to Catamaran and train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 14 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Santorini to Kefalonia, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Santorini Airport to Kefallinia Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Ryanair, Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Santorini Airport to Kefallinia Airport.

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There are 922+ hotels available in Kefalonia. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santorini to Santorini Airport is to taxi which takes 3 min and costs 15€ - 19€.

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Map of how to get from Santorini to Kefalonia.
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  • Distance: 298.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Santorini, Greece and Kefalonia, Greece?

Olympic Air, Sky Express and three other airlines fly from Mesariá to Kefalonia every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Piraeus to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$8 - $11
First Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$35 - $55
Airplane-type seats
$35 - $55
2 beds - outside cabin
$100 - $130
Zante Ferries
Phone
(+30) 210 4100211
Website
zanteferries.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
zanteferries.gr

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