Ferry from Rhodes to Kos
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Rhodes to Kos?
Yes, Rhodes is normally connected to Kos by ferry all year round with at least 1 daily crossing. In the high season, there are up to 5 crossings a day from Rhodes to Kos.
The Rhodes - Kos connection is operated by Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways and Saos Ferries with high-speed and conventional ferries.
What’s the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Kos?
The first ferry usually departs from the port of Rhodes at 08:00 and arrives at the port of Kos at 10:20. Occasionally, there's also a departure earlier at 04:00.
The last ferry usually leaves the port of Rhodes at 17:00 and reaches Kos at 20:25. Occasionally, there is also a later departure at 18:15.
Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Kos?
Rhodes - Kos ferry ticket prices usually start at around €15. The final ticket cost depends on the season and the company, vehicle transportation, seat selection, and available discounts and offers.
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For your trip from Rhodes to Kos, you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% to certain passenger categories, such as:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
- Students of Greek Public Universities
- ISIC card holders (International Student Identity Card)
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. 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 Kos?
The Rhodes - Kos ferry time ranges from around 2 hr to 7 hr, depending on the vessel type (high-speed or conventional), the weather conditions and the ferry itinerary.
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Is there a high-speed ferry from Rhodes to Kos?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Rhodes to Kos. The fastest ferry to Kos reaches the island in about 2 hr.
What's the distance between Rhodes and Kos?
The distance between the port of Rhodes and the port of Kos is 52 nautical miles (97 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Kos
Here are our travel tips for your trip to Kos from Rhodes:
- The port of Rhodes can be quite busy, especially in the summer months. Therefore, we suggest you arrive at the port at least 45 min before departure. If you are bringing along your vehicle, you should arrive at the port at least 1 hr prior to your trip.
- If you are thinking about traveling from Rhodes to Kos this summer, you might consider planning your trip well in advance, as ferry tickets sell out fast.
- Kos has 3 ports: the port of Kos town on the eastern side of the island, Kardamena on the southern side, and Mastichari on the northwestern side. Usually, the routes from Rhodes to Kos are operated by the main port in Kos town. Make sure to select the right port when booking your trip to Kos.
- Find out the best travel tips about holidays in Kos in our dedicated travel guide.
Where to take the ferry from Rhodes to Kos
You will take the ferry from the port of Rhodes. It is one of the largest ports in the Dodecanese 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). The port has 3 docks.
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 ferry from Rhodes to Kos with a car?
Yes, you can bring along your vehicle on Saos Ferries and Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling from Rhodes to Kos. This option is not available on Dodekanisos Seaways ferries.
Car tickets start at around €29, and motorcycle tickets at around €10.
To travel with your vehicle, make sure you book your tickets well in advance, as spaces can be limited due to high demand in the summer months.
However, 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.
There are cabins available on Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling to Kos from Rhodes, starting at around €32.
We recommend booking your cabin in advance, as they sell out fast in the high season.
On Blue Star Ferries vessels, there are also airplane-type numbered seats at around €25.
On Rhodes - Kos 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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