Sustainable Travel

Of course, being an island, the vast majority of our guests arrive in Kefalonia by air. While many airlines are committing to reduce their CO2 emissions and work towards net zero, air travel remains a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. 
If you have a bit of imagination, a thirst for adventure and perhaps a bit of time on your hands, perhaps consider traveling to Kefalonia another way! Some UK companies are now providing their employees with extra holiday to travel by train to their destinations. Check out and perhaps see if your employer will take part!
Explore a myriad of routes across Europe to reach Greece by train. You can take the quick route and catch up on your reading, or the slower trains and stop off and explore some interesting cities on your way. Coffee in Vienna? Breakfast in Paris? It’s not all about the destination!
Some helpful resources:
Seat 61 - award-winning website with routes, hints and tips helping you to plan sustainable train travel across Europe
Ferry across Europe
Combine train with ferry or drive across Europe and jump on a ferry for the last leg from Italy to Greece.
Superfast Ferries – explore ferry routes from Italy to Greece and the various ferry / rail options that are on offer
Viamare – ferry journeys across Europe
OSE (Greek Railway information and reservations): Telephone 1100 from Greece 48 hours before departure
Travel within Greece
However you choose to reach Greece, you’ll find that Kefalonia is well connected by road, train and of course ferry.
Explore the various ferry routes across Greece and indulge in a spot of island hopping.
Levante Ferries - ferries between Patras and Kyllini and the Ionion islands
Lefkada Palace – a circular route between Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Meganisi, Ithaca and Kefalonia
Ferryhopper – offers routes and tickets for various Greek and other European ferry routes
Traveling overland to Athens then on to Kefalonia
There are 2 main ways to travel directly from Athens to Kefalonia; by air or by bus / ferry.
Air Travel:
• Choose between Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, or Sky Express.
• Daily flights are available to Kefalonia Airport (EFL).
• Flight duration is approximately 1 hour.
Taking the Bus and Ferry to Kefalonia:
Bus Departure
• Board the regular bus service departing from Athens.
• The bus will head to either Patras or Killini (either one is acceptable).
• Upon reaching the port in Patras or Killini, you and the bus will board the ferry.
• Your ferry ticket is included in the bus fee.
• At the time of purchase, you'll receive two separate tickets for the bus and ferry.
• The ferry journey takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach Kefalonia.
• During the ferry ride, you can enjoy amenities such as a lounge area and have a bite to eat.
Arrival in Kefalonia:
• The ferry docks in either Poros or Sami in Kefalonia.
• After the ferry docks, quickly walk from the ferry's lounge area to board the waiting bus just outside.
• Note that the bus doesn't wait for everyone to board, so be prompt.
Final Destination in Kefalonia:
• The bus will make several stops before reaching the final destination.
• Communicate with the bus driver to confirm your destination, which could be either Argostoli or Lixouri.
• Keep an eye on the time during transfers to avoid missing connections.
• Double-check your final destination with the bus driver to ensure a smooth journey.
• Consider purchasing tickets in advance, especially during peak travel times.
KTEL of Kefalonia Head offices in Argostoli, Kefalonia (+30) 26710 22281 or (+30) 26710 22276
Central Bus Station of Athens (100 Kifisou Av.) (+30) 210 5150785
Bus Station of Patras (+30) 2610 274938