There are 4 ways to get from Santorini to Kefalonia by plane, car ferry, train, bus or bus and ferry

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  •  2h 38m

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

72€ - 176€

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus, bus and ferry  •  18h 48m

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

71€ - 214€

2 alternative options

Car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the car ferry 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

142€ - 366€

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  18h 16m

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

84€ - 211€

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The cheapest way to get from Santorini to Kefalonia is to car ferry and bus and bus and ferry which costs 70€ - 220€ and takes 18h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Santorini to Kefalonia is to fly which costs 70€ - 180€ and takes 2h 38m.

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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 car ferry and train and bus and bus and ferry which takes 15h 3m and costs 140€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m 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 2h 35m and has one stopover.

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Sky Express , Volotea, Vueling Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Santorini Airport to Kefallinia Airport.

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There are 1324+ hotels available in Kefalonia. Prices start at 87€ 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 22€ - 26€.

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

Olympic Air, Vueling Airlines 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
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Piraeus to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
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
2h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
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
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Website
Sea Jets
Club Fare Diak.
70€ - 95€
Deck Fare Economy
60€ - 90€
Deck Fare Economy & Car less than 4.25m
180€ - 260€
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 95€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
54€ - 58€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
65€ - 80€
Economy
35€ - 50€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
55€ - 70€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
75€ - 95€
Economy
40€
CABIN A2 outside
73€
CABIN A3 outside
64€
CABIN A4 outside
64€

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