Ferries to Dodecanese Islands
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Kos to Rhodes Ferry

The Kos Rhodes ferry route connects two of the most popular holiday destinations in the Dodecanese Islands and is available for booking with 2 ferry operators.

Blue Star Ferries provide 9 weekly sailings and Dodekanisos Seaways provide 6 weekly sailings. The total distance between Kos ferry port and Rhodes ferry port is approximately 53 nautical miles (98km), with Dodekanisos Seaways offering the fastest crossing time in around 2 hours and 5 minutes. This is an essential transport link for tourism in Greece as it allows easy access between these two breath-taking islands.

Unfortunately, there is currently no high speed ferry from Kos to Rhodes. However, the Kos Rhodes fast ferry does transport passengers to their destination in the quickest possible time.

Compare between 15 ferries from Kos to Rhodes every week, with up to 2 sailings available per day. Passengers can bring their cars onboard with both ferry companies operating this service. However, please be advised that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

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

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Kos - Rhodes Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price $83*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 17
Average Sailing Duration 3h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 5m
First Ferry 00:50
Last Ferry 16:15
Distance 61 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 Rhodes?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Kos to Rhodes is approximately 2h 22m. 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 Rhodes?

    The average price of a ferry from Kos to Rhodes is approximately $82. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Kos to Rhodes can differ depending on the season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Kos to Rhodes?

    There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Kos to Rhodes. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Kos to Rhodes?

    Ferries from Kos to Rhodes 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 [Portfrom] to Rhodes?

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

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

    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
    • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • How far is Rhodes from Kos?

    Kos to Rhodes is approximately 61 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.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese group of islands and is a popular destination for tourists, especially as it has around 300 days of sunshine every year. The island lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is to the north of the island of Crete and to the south east of Athens. The island has all the facilities to make it the popular tourist destination that it has become and includes a beautiful coastline and has plenty of culture and a lively nightlife.

The island's main town, Rhodes Town, is very charming and visitors will see enormous medieval fortifications and narrow alleys that are simply full of character. However, the island's beaches are perhaps the biggest attraction and is what makes it so popular. many of the island's beaches are located on the eastern shore and Lindos stands out as offering the best stretch of sand and pebbles and is close to the Megali Paralia.

Rhodes is connected by ferry with daily services to Piraeus, by conventional and high speed boats. During the summer months Rhodes is also connected with the rest of the Dodecanese islands, along with Crete and Cyclades.

Kos to Rhodes Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 12/4/2023 and 12/10/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:20 06:10 5 hours 50 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 03:00 08:55 5 hours 55 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 03:10 06:40 3 hours 30 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 06:20 09:10 2 hours 50 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 06:40 09:40 3 hours Fri, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 12:55 16:30 3 hours 35 minutes Wed, Fri
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:00 17:15 2 hours 15 minutes Mon
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:05 17:20 2 hours 15 minutes Tue
Dodekanisos Seaways 16:10 18:25 2 hours 15 minutes Sat, Sun
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