Kos to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry

The Kos Piraeus ferry route connects the Dodecanese Islands to Athens and is currently available with 1 ferry company throughout the year. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 10 sailings per week with an average crossing time of around 9 hours and 10 minutes. The overall distance between Kos ferry port and Piraeus ferry port is approximately 184 nautical miles (342km), making it an essential transport link for those wishing to reach the capital of Greece.

Unfortunately, there is not a high speed ferry from Kos to Athens. However, conventional ferries are still able to transport passengers in a fast time, reaching speeds of up to 21 knots.

Choose between 10 ferries from Kos to Athens each week, with up to 2 sailing available per day. Passengers can currently bring their cars onboard this ferry route with Blue Star Ferries. However, please keep in mind that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the ferry to Athens from Kos might change depending on the season you want to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Kos - Piraeus Ferry Operators

  • Blue Star Ferries
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 9 hr 10 min
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Kos Piraeus Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Kos Piraeus route is a car and 2 passengers.

Kos Guide

Located in the Dodecanese group of islands, the Greek island of Kos is around 4km from the coast of Bodrum in Turkey. The island is around 40 km long and 8 km wide and has a number of towns and villages. The main town and port is also called Kos, but the island's other villages include Kefalos, Tingaki, Kardamena, Mastihari, Antimachia, Marmari and Pyli. Kos Town is usually quite and there is lots to do there. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs in the town which have led to the island as a whole becoming very popular with tourists. For those visitors looking for a bargain, practically everything is available in the island's shops from ceramics to fur, shoes to books and clothes and jewellery to leather products. The most popular tourist centres on the island often also have many small shops offering handmade goods such as ceramics and embroideries along with more traditional local products such as honey, herbs, wine, sweets and spices.

There are daily services between Kos and Piraeus along with services between Kos and the rest of the Dodecanese, the islands of the north eastern Aegean and Turkey. The trip by conventional ferry can take up to 13 hours, depending on the intermediate stopovers, and the trip with a high speed boat can take between 5 and 8 hours.

Piraeus Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.