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

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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Bus and ferry  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Kyllíni
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli

$71 - $131

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Bus KTEL Achaias, bus and ferry  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Patras
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli

$67 - $79

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Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Lianokladi
  2. Take the bus from Lamia to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Poros

$118 - $143

Bus, bus and ferry via Volos  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
  2. Take the bus from Volos to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli

Drive, car ferry  •  6 h 43 min

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

$78 - $115

Fly Thessaloniki to Kefallinia  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Kefallinia (EFL) SKG - EFL

$192 - $552

Train to Athens, fly to Kefallinia  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Ska
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kefallinia (EFL) ATH - EFL

$90 - $290

Fly Thessaloniki to Zakinthos, bus and ferry  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Zakinthos (ZTH) SKG - ZTH
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli

$115 - $573

Bus to Preveza, fly to Kefallinia  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Preveza
  2. Fly from Preveza (PVK) to Kefallinia (EFL) PVK - EFL

$225 - $605

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Kefalonia is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Kefalonia is to fly which costs 160€ - 480€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Thessaloniki to Kefalonia. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Kefallinia Airport via Kyllíni and Argostoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 13 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Kefalonia is 349 km.

The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Kefalonia without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 11 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 13 min to get from Thessaloniki to Kefalonia, including transfers.

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Thessaloniki to Kefalonia bus services, operated by KTEL Zakythos, depart from Thessaloniki station.

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There is no direct flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Kefallinia Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Kefalonia.
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  • Distance: 218.4 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 13 min

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

Ryanair, Sky Express and Olympic Air fly from Thessaloniki to Kefalonia twice daily.

Airlines
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kefallinia via Mytilini, Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kefallinia via Heraklion, Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $480
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zakinthos via Corfu, Athens
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Preveza to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
25 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kefallinia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zakinthos via Athens
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zakinthos via Heraklion, Athens
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Zakinthos via Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,400
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Lianokladi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$16 - $22
First Class
$20 - $27
Train from Thessaloniki to Ska
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Thessaloniki to Kyllíni
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ktel-zakynthos.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Patra to Argostoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
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
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Patras
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Magnesias
Phone
0030-24210-25248
Email
ktelvol@otenet.gr
Website
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Volos
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
ktelvolou.gr
Bus from Volos to Patras
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
ktelvolou.gr
KTEL Prevezas
Phone
26820 22213
Email
info@ktelprevezas.gr
Website
ktelprevezas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Preveza
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ktelprevezas.gr
Ferry operators
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Astakós to Sami
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Thessaloniki Airport is to shuttle which takes 42 min and costs 2€.

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