Ferry from Bari to Kefalonia (Sami)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

You can travel from Bari in Italy to Sami in Kefalonia in the summer months (mid July to early September). Find detailed information about the seasonal route from Bari to Kefalonia and book your tickets to Greece on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Bari to Kefalonia

Bari Kefalonia Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 20:00 Last trip: 20:00 Average duration: 18h 15m Price range: 75.00 € - 305.00 €
Kefalonia Bari Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 15:00 Last trip: 15:00 Average duration: 17h 15m Price range: 95.00 € - 305.00 €

Is there a ferry from Bari to Kefalonia (Sami)?

Yes, there is a direct ferry route from Bari to Sami in Kefalonia, available from mid July to early September and operated by Ventouris Ferries.

The route is active once a week (usually on Mondays) and ferries arrive at the port of Sami, located on the east coast of Kefalonia.

What’s the ferry schedule from Bari to Kefalonia?

Normally, ferries to Kefalonia depart from the port of Bari at 20:00 and arrive on the island around 14:15 the following day. Keep in mind that the ferry stops at Corfu and Igoumenitsa before resuming the trip to Kefalonia.

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Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Bari to Kefalonia?

Ticket prices for the seasonal route to Sami in Kefalonia from Bari start at around €75. The final cost depends on available offers and discounts, seat or cabin type and vehicle selection.


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With Ventouris Ferries, children under 4 years old travel for free. There are also discount tickets for children 4-12 years old and groups of travelers.

Tip: check out our relevant post to find info about offers and discounts for Italy - Greece ferries.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Bari to Kefalonia?

The duration of the ferry journey to Kefalonia from Bari is around 17 hr, including the stops in Corfu and Igoumenitsa.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Bari to Kefalonia?

The ferries operating on the Bari - Kefalonia seasonal route are conventional.

What’s the distance between Bari and Kefalonia (Sami)?

The distance between the port of Bari in Italy and the island of Kefalonia in Greece is 245 nautical miles (around 453 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Kefalonia from Bari

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Bari to Kefalonia:

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Bari at least 1.5 hr before boarding, especially if you are transferring your vehicle as well. 
  • When checking your ferry departure/arrival time, note that there's a 1-hr time difference between Italy and Greece.
  • Consider booking a bed cabin for the Bari - Kefalonia crossing, as it’s quite long
  • Vehicle tickets are also limited in availability, so make sure to plan your trip as early as possible if you want to explore Kefalonia at your own pace. There are also special offers for cars and campers.
  • Ferries to Kefalonia arrive at the port of Sami. From there, you can discover other neighboring ports in Greece, including the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese. Gather inspiration on our Map of ferries and explore more destinations in Greece!
  • Check out our Kefalonia travel guide and find more tips about what to do and see on this beautiful Greek island!

Where to take the ferry from Bari to Kefalonia

Ferries to Kefalonia depart from the port of Bari. The port area is divided into the Old and the New Port. Ferries to Kefalonia usually depart from the New Port, specifically from Terminal Crociere.

Within walking distance, you can find numerous monuments and historic sites, as well as various visitor amenities, such as bars, restaurants, shops, and private parking lots.

Can I travel on the ferry from Bari to Kefalonia with a car?

Yes, ferries traveling to Kefalonia allow the transport of motor vehicles.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies, such as Ventouris Ferries, are usually quite flexible regarding luggage allowance. You can keep your luggage items next to you or store them in the vessel’s designated areas.

Tip: we suggest that you do not carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid any delays.


All ferries traveling from Bari to Kefalonia offer cabins. Alternatively, onboard seating is also available.

Pet travel

On the vessels of Ventouris Ferries, there are a number of kennels available, which must be booked in advance.

Keep in mind that pets are not allowed in indoor public areas or in vehicles. For walks outside, dogs must wear a muzzle and be on a leash.

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