Transportation service to Ithaca island in Greece

You can reach Ithaca island in Greece from multiple locations, using different means of transport.

Athens Patras
  • There is a daily ferry boat from Patras to Ithaca, via Cephalonia (Sami). For itinerary and pricing information click here.
  • There is a daily ferry boat from Cephalonia (Sami) to Ithaca. For itinerary and pricing information click here.
  • Taxi boats
  • There is a daily ferry boat from Lefkada (Nydri, Vasiliki) to Ithaca. For itinerary and pricing information click here.
  • There is a daily ferry boat from Astakos (Aitoloakarnania) to Ithaca. For itinerary and pricing information click here.


During the holiday season, there are flight connections to Cephalonia International Airport from various European airports.

Direct flights Cyprus - Kephalonia    Departure                        Airline

     Tus Airways                                       Cyprus Larnaca    


Direct flights England - KephaloniaDepartureAirline
Easy JetLondon
Thomson Flightsseveral departure points
Thomas Cook Flightsseveral departure
Monarch Flightsseveral departure
Airflightsseveral departure
Travel Republicseveral departure
Cheap Flightsseveral departure
Charter Flightsseveral departure
Direct flights Italy - KephaloniaDepartureAirline


Direct flights Scandinavia – KephaloniaDepartureAirline
Apollo SchwedenStockholm
Direct flights Germany – KephaloniaDepartureAirline

Direct flights Austria - KephaloniaDepartureAirline
Austrian AirlinesVienna
Austrian Arrows (Ideal Tours)
Direct flights Switzerland – KephaloniaDepartureAirline

Sea Taxi "ODYSSEAS" Service to the Ionian islands

For more information, or to book a trip, please call us at:

(+30) 2674033581, (+30) 6972142374, (+30) 6974420950


Helpful Telephone Numbers when you are traveling

KTEL Buses (Kiffisou Bus Terminal, Athens)

Tel: +30 210 515 0785 | 210 512 9448 | 210 512 4910 | 210 512 4911 | 210 513 2601

You can book a seat on the bus a few days prior to departure date. Ktel buses from Kifisou Bus Terminal, Athens, leave regularly for all destinations in Greece. The bus service is very efficient, although seeminly a little chaotic. For Ithacan ferry connections, you will need to take a bus to either Kyllini or Astakos.

KTEL Buses (Patras)

Tel: +30 2610 274 938 | 2610 277 854

In case of last minute timetable changes due to weather or mechanical breakdowns, ring the port authority for up to date information.

Astakos Port Authority: +30 26460 41052

Patras Port Authority: +30 2610 341002

Kyllini Port Authority: +30 26230 92211

For Ferry Booking and Information call:

Cephalonia: +30 26740 23405

Ithaca: + 30 26740 32104

Astakos: +30 26460 38020

Lefkada: +30 26450 22322

Good to know

Driving From other Greek locations

Athens to Kyllini 3 hrs 25 mins - 287km
If you have some time to spare try taking a more scenic route via Nafplion - Olympia - Kyllini.

Athens to Astakos 3 hrs 52 mins - 299km
If you have some time to look around, try an alternate route which takes you through Delfi and Araxova before heading to Astakos.

There are also Ferries from Italy which have routes to Patras and Igoumentisa. There are good choices of ferries and they leave Italy from Ancona, Brindisi and Venice.
From Patras you will need to drive, taxi or take a bus to Astakos (below)

or Kyllini (below)

ports for your ferry connections to Ithaca.

From Igoumentisa you can drive, taxi or take a bus to Lefkada (Lefkas) from where you can make your ferry connection to Ithaca. (Remember this route is weather and season dependent. The Captain Aristides or Meganissi ferries does NOT run all year around.)

You can also fly into Preveza (Araxos airport) take the tunnel to Lefkada and then ferry to Ithaca.

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