Ferry from Rhodes to Symi

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Rhodes and Symi run all year round with daily ferry crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Rhodes Symi Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 19:00 Average duration: 1h 10m Price range: 8.00 € - 52.00 €
Symi Rhodes Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 05:40 Last trip: 18:30 Average duration: 1h 15m Price range: 8.00 € - 52.00 €

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. 

Am I allowed to travel from Rhodes to Symi?

Yes, you can travel from Rhodes to Symi by ferry at the moment. Make sure to check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry traveling in Greece before your trip.

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 with the earliest ferry departing at 08:00. The last scheduled departure is at around 19:00 and the ferry arrives at Symi at around 20:00. 

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Symi?

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


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Symi from the port of Rhodes. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


Traveling from Rhodes to Symi 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 3 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Rhodes to Symi?

The ferry ride from Rhodes to Symi takes between 1 and 1.5 hr, depending on the ferry company and the vessel.

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

Yes, ferry companies run the route Rhodes - Symi with fast ferries all year round. The fastest ferry to Symi takes about 50 min.  

What's the distance between Rhodes and Symi?

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

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Symi

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip to Symi from Rhodes:

  • 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.
  • Both islands are ideal for island hopping in the Dodecanese, as well as to organize a trip to the neighboring Turkish coast. Ferries depart from Symi and Rhodes to the beautiful islands of Tilos, Chalki, Kos or Kastellorizo.

Where to take the ferry from Rhodes to Symi?

Rhodes has 2 ports: Chora and Karamiros Skala. The port of Chora is the one that serves the ferry connection between Rhodes and  Symi. It is located in 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.

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50kg 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.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Symi from Rhodes, depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Rhodes to Symi

You can easily book cheap ferry tickets from Rhodes to Symi on Ferryhopper with just a few clicks. See all available ferry routes on our Map of ferries, compare ferry schedules, companies and prices, and book ferry tickets to Symi online at no extra cost.

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