Blue sea in Symi

Ferry from Rhodes to Symi

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Rhodes to Symi by ferry

There are around 2-4 daily ferry crossings from Rhodes to Symi all year long and tickets cost from just €8. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.

Ferry schedules from Rhodes to Symi*

Ιs there a ferry from Rhodes to Symi?

This is a popular ferry connection of the Dodecanese and it is operated all year round with 2 ferry crossings on average per day. The ferry companies that usually operate this connection are Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways, Sea Dreams and Aegean Flying Dolphins. Schedules and availability may change depending on the season and weather, but you can compare information and check real-time data on our fare search engine.

How long is the ferry ride from Rhodes to Symi?

The ferry ride from Rhodes to Symi takes approximately 1-1.5 hours depending on the ferry company and the vessel. 

Is there a high-speed ferry from Rhodes to Symi?

Yes, there are ferry companies that run the route Rhodes - Symi with fast ferries, all year round. The shortest duration of the trip with the high-speed ferry to Symi is almost 50 minutes.  

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Symi?

The cost of a ferry ticket for the crossing Rhodes - Symi starts at €8 for a standard deck seat. Keep in mind that the fare gets higher or lower according to reductions, offers, seat type, garage space and ferry company.

What's the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Symi?

The service of the ferry connection between Rhodes and Symi peaks during the high season (May-September). There are 2-4 daily departures to Symi, usually in the morning, with the earliest one being at 08:00. The last scheduled departure is at around 16:00 and the ferry arrives at Symi at around 17:10. 

What's the distance between Rhodes and Symi?

The distance between Rhodes and Symi is roughly 20 nautical miles (38km).

Am I allowed to travel from Rhodes to Symi?

Yes, travel within Greece is currently allowed. For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section. 

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Rhodes to Symi?

Ferryhopper has all updated information for all ferry routes of the Dodecanese. On our fare search engine, you will find every detail regarding the trip to Symi from Rhodes in order to book online ferry tickets, at the best prices!

port and architecture of Symi

Impressive neoclassical building standing above Symi's port

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Symi?

  • Rhodes is one of the most popular Greek islands and in the summer it can be quite busy. We suggest that you get to the port at least 1 hour before your ferry’s departure in order to avoid big crowds.
  • Some vessels that run the crossing from Rhodes to Symi have garage spaces to transport your vehicle. The vehicle ticket prices vary depending on each ferry company. Be sure to check with your customer support for availability
  • You can find more information and tips about holidays in Symi on our respective page.
  • Find more information about COVID-19 ferry safety measures and learn how to stay safe during your trip to Symi.
  • Both islands are ideal for island hopping in the Dodecanese, as well as to organize a trip to the neighboring Turkish coast. On our Map of Ferries, you can find all ferry routes from Symi and Rhodes to Tilos, Chalki, Kos or Katellorizo.

Where to take the ferry from Rhodes to Symi?

Rhodes has 2 ports: that of Chora and that of Karamiros Skala. The port of Chora is the one that serves the ferry connection between Rhodes and Symi. It is located on the north part of the island and really close to the old town of Rhodes. The port has 3 docks and is easily accessible by car, buses or taxis.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies in Greece are usually 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 to Symi.

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.


The trip to Symi isn’t very long, and many high-speed ferries don’t have cabins. For extra comfort during the journey, you can book a seat.

Daily ferries from Rhodes to Symi