Ferry from Rhodes to Symi
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Ιs there a ferry from Rhodes to Symi?
Yes, this popular ferry connection in the Dodecanese is operated all year round, with increased frequency in the summer months. During the high season (May-September), there are up to 12 daily departures.
The ferry companies that usually operate on the Rhodes - Symi connection are Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways, Sea Dreams, Saos Ferries, and Sebeco Lines.
What's the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Symi?
The ferry connection between Rhodes and Symi is normally served all year round, with ferries reaching 2 ports in Symi: the main port (Gialos) and Panormitis.
The first ferry from Rhodes usually departs at 08:00 and reaches Symi before 09:00. Occasionally, there's also a departure earlier at 04:00.
The last scheduled departure is usually at 17:30 and the ferry arrives in Symi around 18:50, while once a week there's also a crossing at 18:15.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Symi?
Ferry tickets for the Rhodes - Symi crossing start at around €7.40. Ferry ticket prices depend on the ferry company, vessel type, offers and discounts, seat type, and vehicle transportation.
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Traveling from Rhodes to Symi by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Students (Greek Public Universities and ISIC card holders)
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years normally travel free of charge. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary from one ferry company to another.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Rhodes to Symi?
The ferry time from Rhodes to Symi usually ranges between 50 min and 2.5 hr, depending on the ferry company, the port of arrival, the ferry itinerary, and the vessel type.
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Is there a high-speed ferry from Rhodes to Symi?
Yes, the Rhodes - Symi route is also operated by fast ferries. The fastest ferry from Rhodes takes about 50 min to reach Symi.
What's the distance between Rhodes and Symi?
The distance between Rhodes and Symi is roughly 21 nautical miles (39 km).
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 its port can be quite busy in the summer. We recommend getting to the port at least 1 hr before travel time to avoid overcrowding.
- You can find more information and tips about holidays in Symi on our dedicated travel guide.
- Bear in mind that from Rhodes you can reach 2 ports in Symi: the main port (Gialos) and Panormitis. Make sure to pick the port that best suits your travel plans.
- Both islands are ideal for island hopping in the Dodecanese and great starting points for trips to the neighboring Turkish coast. Ferries depart from Symi and Rhodes to the beautiful islands of Tilos, Chalki, Kos, or Kastellorizo. Use our Map of ferries to see all available connections and plan the best ferry adventure!.
Where to take the ferry from Rhodes to Symi?
Rhodes has 2 ports: the main port (Rhodes Tourist Port) and Kamiros Skala. Ferries to Symi depart from the main port, which is located in the northern part of the island and really close to the old town of Rhodes.
The port has 3 docks and is easily accessible from the city center by car, by bus or on foot (it is a 20-minute walk from the Rhodes Bus Station).
You will find several cafés, restaurants, and other traveler amenities within walking distance from the port. There are also beaches and interesting attractions you can visit while waiting for the ferry.
Can I travel on the Rhodes - Symi ferry with a car?
Yes, you can bring along your vehicle on some of the ferries from Rhodes to Symi. Car tickets start at around €15, and motocycle tickets at around €3.
On Blue Star Ferries, Sebeco Lines and Saos Ferries vessels, you can carry luggage weighing up to 50 kg, while on Dodekanisos Seaways ferries the luggage weight limit is 40 kg. On Sea Dreams ferries, there is no specific lugagge weight limit.
Note that Greek ferry companies are usually quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight, and that there is normally no check-in procedure for luggage items.
The trip from Rhodes to Symi is quite short, so there are no cabins available on most ferries serving this route. You can only book a cabin on Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling to Symi, starting at around €28.
On Blue Star Ferries vessels, there are also airplane-type numbered seats at around €10.
On Rhodes - Symi ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy.
Make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.
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