Ferry from Kefalonia to Ithaca

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the Ionian Islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca operate all year round. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Kefalonia to Ithaca

Kefalonia Ithaca Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:40 Last trip: 16:45 Average duration: 31m Price range: 2.00 € - 5.00 €
Ithaca Kefalonia Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:40 Last trip: 17:15 Average duration: 34m Price range: 2.00 € - 5.00 €

Is there a ferry from Kefalonia to Ithaca?

Yes, you can catch a ferry from Kefalonia to Ithaca all year round, with up to 4-5 daily connections during the high season. Ferries depart from the ports of Poros, Sami and Fiskardo in Kefalonia, arriving at the ports of Pisaetos and Frikes in Ithaca. These ferry routes are operated by Levante Ferries, Lefkada Palace and Ionion Pelagos.

Useful info: only the routes from Poros and Sami (Kefalonia) to Pisaetos (Ithaca) are available year-round. The connection from Fiskardo (Kefalonia) to Frikes (Ithaca), on the other hand, is only available in July.

What's the ferry schedule from Kefalonia to Ithaca?

The earliest ferry usually departs from the port of Poros in Kefalonia at 07:40 and arrives in Pisaetos at 08:30. The latest Sami to Ithaca ferry departs at 16:45, arriving in Pisaetos at 17:05.

Tip: schedules for the ferry Kefalonia to Ithaca vary depending on seasonality. Make sure to check again as you plan your trip.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Kefalonia to Ithaca?

The ferry tickets for the Kefalonia - Ithaca route range from €2 to €5. The final ticket price varies depending on the company, the route, as well as available discounts and offers.


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The ferry route from Kefalonia to Ithaca offers discounts to the following passenger categories:

  • Toddlers
  • Children
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students (Greek universities)

Reminder: keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Kefalonia to Ithaca?

The duration of the ferry Kefalonia to Ithaca varies between around 20 min and 50 min, depending on weather conditions, the company and the route. Note that the Sami to Ithaca ferry lasts 30 min.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables can change. Therefore, make sure to check your departure time before the trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

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

You can mainly travel by conventional ferry from Kefalonia to Ithaca, but there are also high-speed ferries operated by Lefkada Palace. The fastest ferry to Ithaca arrives in Pisaetos in about 20 min.

What’s the distance between Kefalonia and Ithaca?

The distance between Sami in Kefalonia and Pisaetos in Ithaca is approximately 6 nautical miles (around 11 km), while the distance between Poros in Kefalonia and Pesaetos is about 13 nautical miles (24 km).

If you’re traveling to Frikes in Ithaca from the port of Fiskardo in Kefalonia, the distance between them is approximately 8 nautical miles (about 15 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Ithaca from Kefalonia

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Kefalonia to Ithaca:

  • As the ports of Kefalonia get quite busy in summer, make sure to arrive well in advance to avoid delays. The same applies to ferry rides on weekends.
  • Kefalonia has 3 ports and Ithaca has 2 ports that serve these ferry routes. Make sure to check the port of departure and arrival that is most convenient for you.
  • Island hopping from Ithaca is a great idea! Check our Map of ferries to discover ferry connections from Ithaca to other nearby islands such as Zakynthos, Meganisi and Lefkada.

Where to take the ferry from Kefalonia to Ithaca

Ferries to Ithaca depart from the ports of Sami, Poros and Fiskardo in Kefalonia.

Sami is one of the main ports of Kefalonia, situated on the eastern coast of the island. Sami offers a wide range of facilities including supermarkets, cafes, tavernas, pharmacies, and ATMs. There are also car rental services and good public transportation links.

Poros is the second main port of the island and is located on the southeastern coast of Kefalonia. The port area has several amenities including cafes, restaurants and shops. There are also rental car services and a nearby bus station for easy transportation.

Finally, Fiskardo is located on the northern tip of Kefalonia. It is renowned for its picturesque and charming harbor.

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

Yes, you can bring your vehicle, but only on the conventional ferries from Kefalonia to Ithaca, as they have car decks

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies, like Levante Ferries, Lefkada Palace and Ionion Pelagos, are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry from Kefalonia to Ithaca.

Tip: each ferry company has its own policies for luggage. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 40-50 kg of luggage, as there might be limited storage capacity on the vessels, especially if you're traveling with a small boat or water taxi.


Given the short duration of the ferry Kefalonia to Ithaca trip, there are no cabins available on the ferries.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet to Ithaca from Kefalonia free of charge. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

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