Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos
Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos?
There is normally at least 1 daily crossing available from Piraeus to Kos all year round. The main company that operates on this ferry route is Blue Star Ferries.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Athens (Piraeus) - Kos crossing on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos?
During the high season, there are 1-2 daily ferry crossings on the Athens (Piraeus) - Kos route.
The earliest ferry usually departs from Athens at noon, and arrives in Kos at 00:30, while the last scheduled trip to Kos from Piraeus is just before midnight.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos?
The cost of a single ferry ticket starts from approximately €62. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat or cabin type.
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Traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% to the following passenger categories:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
- Students of Greek Public Universities
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free.
Ferry route info
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos?
The Athens (Piraeus) to Kos ferry duration ranges from approximately 9.5 hr to 14 hr. This depends on the type of vessel, the itinerary and the weather conditions.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos?
The route from Athens to Kos is not served by high-speed ferries. The fastest ferry to Kos takes about 9 hr to reach the island.
What’s the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Kos?
The distance between Athens (Piraeus) and the port of Kos is 187 nautical miles (approximately 346 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Kos from Athens (Piraeus)
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens to Kos:
- As the port of Athens (Piraeus) gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hour before boarding to avoid delays.
- Kos has 3 ports: the main port of the island's capital - also called Kos - and two smaller ports in Mastichari and Kardamena. Ferries from Athens arrive at the port of the town of Kos.
- Kos is a great starting point for island hopping in the Dodecanese island group. Check out our Map of ferries to see all available ferry connections from Kos to nearby islands such as Kalymnos, Rhodes, Patmos, and Karpathos.
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos
You can take the ferry to Kos from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.
You can get to Piraeus by car, taxi as well as public transport (bus, metro, suburban railway).
Ferries from Piraeus to Kos usually depart from gate E1. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.
Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos with a car?
Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos. Make sure to book your vehicle ticket well in advance, especially for the high season.
Blue Star Ferries is quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kos.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
All ferries that serve the Piraeus - Kos route have cabins as well as numbered seats. If you are traveling at night, we recommend booking a cabin for a more comfortable trip to Kos.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Kos from Athens (Piraeus). Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
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