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There are 3 ways to get from Zakynthos to Kefalonia by car, car ferry, bus and ferry or bus

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

Drive, car ferry  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Zakynthos to Zakynthos
  2. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Pesáda

$12 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Kyllíni
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli
  3. Take the bus from Argostoli to Kefallinia Airport

$12 - $19

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Zakynthos to Killini
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kyllíni to Argostoli

$18 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zakynthos to Kefalonia is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zakynthos to Kefalonia is to drive and car ferry which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 1 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakynthos to Kefalonia. However, there are services departing from Zakynthos and arriving at Kefallinia Airport via Kyllíni and Argostoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Zakynthos and Kefalonia is 51 km.

The best way to get from Zakynthos to Kefalonia without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 4 h 24 min and costs 10€ - 17€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Zakynthos to Kefalonia, including transfers.

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

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Zakynthos to Kefalonia bus services, operated by KTEL Kefallonia, arrive at Kefallinia Airport station.

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There are 767+ hotels available in Kefalonia. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zakynthos to Kefalonia.
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  • Distance: 32.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

There is no direct connection from Zakynthos to Kefalonia. However, you can take the drive to Zakynthos, take the car ferry to Pesáda, then take the drive to Kefalonia. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Zakynthos to Kefalonia via Kyllíni and Argostoli in around 4 h 24 min.

Bus operators
KTEL Zakythos
Phone
302695022255
Email
info@ktel-zakynthos.gr
Website
ktel-zakynthos.gr
Bus and ferry from Zakynthos to Kyllíni
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
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 from Argostoli to Kefallinia Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Ferry operators
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Pesáda
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com
Ionian Group
Phone
00302695025403
Email
info@ioniangroup.com
Website
ioniangroup.com
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Killini
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
ioniangroup.com
Passenger
$11
Car
$34
Kefalonian Lines Shipping Company
Phone
+30 210 9515100
Email
info@kefalonianlines.com
Website
kefalonianlines.com
Car ferry from Zakynthos to Killini, Greece
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
kefalonianlines.com

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