Getting to Kefalonia

BY AIR
The airport is located 9 kilometers off the island’s capital, Argostoli. There are daily flights between Athens and Kefalonia throughout the year, as well as numerous charter flights between the island and major European cities during the summer months. Additionally, during the summer there are flights between Kefalonia and other cities in Greece. The airport can be easily accessed either by private cars or by bus and taxi.

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos www.aia.gr  Tel: +30 210 35 30 000
Olympic Air  -  Web page: www.olympicair.com   Tel.: +30 210 3550500
Aegeanair  - Web page: www.aegeanair.com   Tel:+30  210 6261700,

Kefalonia Airport Tel: + 26710 42110

Rynair www.rynair.com

Easy Jet www.easyjet.com

BY CAR
If you choose to visit Kefalonia with your car, you have three choices. You can drive to Patras (216 km), Kyllini, trip lasts about 3 and a half hours, or Astakos in Aitoloakarnania. Patras, Kyllini and Astakos can be accessed via the Athens-Patras National Highway, if you are travelling from Peloponnese, Athens or east-central Greece. If you are driving from northern Greece you need to take Egnatia Odos towards Igoumenitsa and then drive southwards.  

If you are driving through the Athens-Patras highway and you want to take the ferry from Astakos, you need to pass the bridge of Rio-Antirio and continue through Mesologgi towards Astakos.

Once you reach Kyllini or Astakos you take the ferry to Kefalonia. The journey’s time depends on the departure point. For more details, please see the dedicated section for boat routes and timetables below.

BY BUS (KTEL)
There are daily departures from Athens to Kefalonia, from Kifissos Terminal Station in Athens. The bus will go from Athens to Kefalonia (through Kyllini ) and will reach its final destination, Argostoli, within about 6,5 hours. Kefalonia features the ports of Sami, Poros or Argostoli.

KTEL information in Athens - 100 Kifissos Avenue, +30 210 5129498
Argostoli Bus Station – Downtown, +30 26710 22281
For more information, please visit www.ktel.org  

BY BOAT
There are daily boat connections between Kefalonia, Peloponnese and the district of Sterea Ellada.  

  • From Astakos region, Sterea Ellada

There are daily boat routes from Astakos to the port of Sami in Kefalonia that last approximately 2,5 hours.
For accurate timetable and ticket costs call here:
Kefalonia Port:+30 26710  91280
Port Authorities of Astakos: +30 26460 41052.

Web page: www.ionionpelagos.com 

  • From Kyllini

There are daily boat routes from Kyllini to the port of Poros in Kefalonia that last approximately 1,5 hours. There is also a connection between Kyllini and  Lixouri – Argostoli, but only during the summer months.
For accurate timetables, prices and reservations please visit: www.ionianferries.gr or www.kefalonialines.com
Port Authorities of Kyllini. Tel: +30 26230 92211
Port Authorities of Poros. Tel: +30 26740 72460

Kefalonia is also connected with the rest of the Ionian Islands.

  • From/to Kefalonia to Lefkada and Ithaca

There are boat routes between Lefkada and Fiscardo, Ithaca and Fiscardo, as well as Ithaca and Sami.
For accurate timetables, prices and reservations please visit: www.ionionpelagos.gr
Port Authorities of Fiscardo. Tel: +30 26740 41400
Port Authorities of Ithaca. Tel: +30 26740 32909.

  • From/to Kefalonia to Zakynthos
  • This connection applies only during the summer months (May to October) and takes place twice a day. The journey, that lasts approximately 1 hour, is between the port of Pessada in Kefalonia and the port of Schinari in Zakynthos.
    Port Authorities of Argostoli. Tel: +30 26710 22224
    www.ionionpelagos.gr  

  • There is also a boat connection between Argostoli and Lixouri. The boat leaves every half an hour, the trip lasts 20 minutes For more information you can call the Port Authorities of Argostoli.