Ferry from Patras to Kefalonia

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the port of Patras and the Ionian island of Kefalonia (Sami port) are active most months of the year with daily crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book Patras to Kefalonia ferry tickets without hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Patras to Kefalonia (Sami)

Patras Kefalonia (Sami) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 13:00 Last trip: 13:30 Average duration: 3h 15m Price range: 15.40 € - 15.40 €
Kefalonia (Sami) Patras Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:30 Last trip: 09:40 Average duration: 3h 15m Price range: 15.40 € - 15.40 €
Ferry companies LEVANTE FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Patras to Kefalonia?

Yes, you can catch a ferry from the port of Patras in the Peloponnese to Kefalonia (port of Sami) almost all year round (usually the route is inactive in January and February).

The Patras - Kefalonia ferry connection is served frequently with daily crossings by Levante Ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Patras to Kefalonia?

The Patras - Kefalonia ferry is available with 1 daily crossing most months of the year.

The ferry departs from the port of Patras at 13:00 or 13:30, arriving at the port of Sami in Kefalonia at 16:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Patras to Kefalonia?

Patras to Kefalonia ferry tickets start at €15.40. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers and vehicle transportation.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for the ferry trip to Kefalonia from Patras. Check out all available ferry routes, find great offers and book your ferry tickets in just a few steps.

For more info, have a look at our blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals. Note that current offers are automatically applied when you book your ferry ticketson Ferryhopper.


With Levante Ferries, you can book Patras - Kefalonia ferry tickets with 50% discount or more for these passenger categories:

  • Children 5-10 years old
  • Students of Greek public universities
  • Greek island residents

Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years old travel free of charge.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Patras to Kefalonia?

The ferry trip from Patras to Kefalonia usually ranges from 3 hr to 3 hr 30 min.

Is there a high-speed Patras to Kefalonia ferry?

Currently, you can only travel from Patras to Kefalonia only with a conventional ferry (Andreas Kalvos).

What’s the distance between Patras and Kefalonia?

The port of Patras is around 86 nautical miles from the port of Sami in Kefalonia (approximately 99 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Kefalonia from Patras

Below, you can find some useful travel tips for your ferry trip to Kefalonia:

  • Make sure to arrive at the port of Patras at least 1.5 hr before departure, especially if you wish to bring along your vehicle.
  • The ferry to Kefalonia from Patras arrives at the small port of Sami. Make sure to pick the right port of arrival when booking your ferry tickets.
  • To plan the perfect holidays in the Ionian Sea, check out our detailed Kefalonia travel guide!
  • You can also travel to the Ionian island of Kefalonia from the port of Kyllini in the Peloponnese. Find all you need to know about Kyllini - Kefalonia (Poros) ferries on Ferryhopper.
  • Take a look at our interactive Map of ferries to draw some inspiration for your next island-hopping adventure in the Ionian Islands!

Where to take the ferry from Patras to Kefalonia

The Patras to Kefalonia ferry departs from the North Port of Patras, which serves routes to the Ionian Sea. Ferries to Kefalonia usually depart from Gate 7.

The North Port of Patras is easily accessible, as it is located close to the city center. It is only 10 min on foot from Achaia Intercity Bus Station and the Railway Station of Patras. Near the port you can also find several amenities, such as pharmacies, travel agencies, restaurants, banks, and shops.

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

Yes, there are car decks on Patras - Kefalonia ferries where you can embark your vehicle. Car tickets start at around €53, and motorcycle prices start at about €19.

Make sure to book your vehicle tickets well in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly during the high-season months.

Ferry luggage

When traveling with Levante Ferries, you can carry hand luggage items with a maximum weight of 50 kg free of charge. There are designated luggage areas on the ferry.


There are no cabins available on the Patras to Kefalonia ferry. The trip is pretty short (around 3 hr), and you can travel pretty comfortably at the ferry lounge.

Pet travel

You can smoothly travel with your pet to Kefalonia from the mainland port of Patras free of charge! Just don’t forget to include your pet in the booking.

Make sure to carry along any necessary documents, pet tickets and other supplies for a smooth trip with your little (or big) companion.

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