Rhodes
Kalymnos
Ferries to Dodecanese Islands
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Rhodes to Kalymnos Ferry

The Rhodes Kalymnos ferry route connects two popular holiday destinations in the Dodecanese Islands and is currently available to book with 2 ferry companies all year round. Blue Star Ferries offer 5 weekly sailings and Dodekanisos Seaways also offer 5 weekly sailings. The distance between Rhodes ferry port and Kalymnos ferry port is approximately 67 nautical miles (124km), with Dodekanisos Seaways providing the fastest crossing time in around 2 hours and 45 minutes, making it an essential transport link for passengers travelling between the islands of Greece.

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

Choose between 10 ferries from Rhodes to Kalymnos each week with up to 2 sailings available per day. Passengers are welcome to bring their cars onboard this ferry service. However, please keep in mind that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

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

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Rhodes - Kalymnos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price $93*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 12
Average Sailing Duration 4h 7m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 45m
First Ferry 04:00
Last Ferry 18:15
Distance 79 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately 3h 30m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

    The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately $80. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Kalymnos?

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

    Ferries from Rhodes to Kalymnos 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

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

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

    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 Kalymnos from Rhodes?

    Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately 79 nautical miles distance apart.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.


Kalymnos Guide

The Greek island of Kalymnos lies in the south east Aegean Sea and is located between the islands of Kos and Leros, and is one of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island is quite small with a land area of just over 100 sq. km but despite this it is the fourth largest of all the Dodecanese islands. The island's name has changed over its history. It was first named Kalynda, then Kalymna and then finally, Kalymnos. The island's capital is Pothis, although the most of the island's residents live in Chora, and is the island's second largest town.

Kalymnos is known for its sponge divers and sponge fisheries and it's inland terrain is steep and rocky and is popular with climbers. There are over 1,300 different climbing routes on the island that range in difficulty and terrain. Some routes are on slabs, some on big walls or on overhangs. The landscape used to be a curse for the island's residents but as it attracts visitors to the island it is now a blessing, certainly in terms of tourism.

There is a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to the other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes operating to the Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki.


Rhodes to Kalymnos Ferry Timetables

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


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:00 11:00 3 hours Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:00 12:10 4 hours 10 minutes Wed, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 16:00 21:30 5 hours 30 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 16:00 23:10 7 hours 10 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 17:00 21:15 4 hours 15 minutes Mon, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 18:15 01:10 6 hours 55 minutes Sat

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