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Kos to Athens Ferry

The Kos to Piraeus ferry route is provided by 1 operator and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Kos to Piraeus takes approximately 12 hours and 17 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Kos to Piraeus ferry duration can range between 9 hours 10 minutes and 15 hours 50 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Kos to Athens Ferry Schedule

There are around 7 weekly sailings from Kos to Athens. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 7 sailings per week. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Kos to Athens Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Kos port at approximately 00:20 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 22:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Kos to Athens

The fastest ferry from Kos to Athens is with Blue Star Ferries in 9 hours and 10 minutes.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Kos to Athens?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Kos to Athens with Blue Star Ferries. Passengers can choose from a range of accommodation onboard including a 4-berth ensuite cabin.

Can I bring pets on the Kos Athens ferry?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Kos to Athens. Blue Star Ferries don't allow pets in public areas of the ship. Please also ensure that pets are kept on a leash and muzzled when in public areas. They must also be fully vaccinated before travelling and have valid documentation such as a health certificate.

How much luggage can I bring on the Kos to Piraeus ferry?

Those travelling with Blue Star Ferries can take a maximum of 50 kilograms per passenger at no additional cost.

Kos to Athens Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Kos - Athens can vary between $68 and $413 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $136, prices can range from $68 and $280. The average price with a car is $578. Car prices can range from $323 and $864. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Cheap Ferry to Athens

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With 1 sailing per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there is an alternative Athens ferry if you require additional flexibility.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Athens page.
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Kos - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price $253*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 12h 26m
Fastest Sailing Duration 9h 10m
First Ferry 00:20
Last Ferry 23:45
Distance 226 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Kos to Piraeus?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Kos to Piraeus is approximately 9h 10m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Kos to Piraeus?

    The average price of a ferry from Kos to Piraeus is approximately $112. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Kos to Piraeus can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Kos to Piraeus?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Kos to Piraeus and this is
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Kos to Piraeus?

    Ferries from Kos to Piraeus are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Kos to Piraeus?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Kos to Piraeus with
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Kos to Piraeus?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Kos to Piraeus with the following operators
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Kos to Piraeus?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How far is Piraeus from Kos?

    Kos to Piraeus is approximately 226 nautical miles distance apart.

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.

Athens (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.

Kos to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/19/2024 and 2/25/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:20 12:00 11 hours 40 minutes Sun
Blue Star Ferries 20:30 08:10 11 hours 40 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 20:30 08:20 11 hours 50 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 20:30 08:25 11 hours 55 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 20:35 09:35 13 hours Thu
Blue Star Ferries 22:20 10:40 12 hours 20 minutes Tue
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