Ferry from Rhodes to Kos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Rhodes and Kos operate all year round with several daily crossings. Find all information you need about the route, compare ferry schedules, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies!

Ferry Schedules

Rhodes Kos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 19:00 Average duration: 3h 24m Price range: 17.50 € - 64.00 €
Kos Rhodes Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 00:50 Last trip: 16:00 Average duration: 3h 23m Price range: 17.50 € - 64.00 €

Is there a ferry from Rhodes to Kos?

Yes, Rhodes is connected to Kos by ferry all year round with at least 1 daily crossing. There are up to 3 crossings a day from Rhodes to Kos in the summer months.

The Rhodes - Kos connection is operated by Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways with high-speed and conventional ferries.

Am I allowed to travel to Kos from Rhodes?

Yes, you can travel from Rhodes to Kos by ferry and move around the Dodecanese at the moment.

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What’s the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Kos?

The ferry connection between Rhodes and the port of Kos is operated daily with up to 3 daily crossings in the summer months.

The earliest ferry usually departs from the port of Rhodes at 08:00 and arrives at the port of Kos at 10:20. The latest ferry usually leaves the port of Rhodes at 17:00 and reaches Kos at 20:25. Occasionally, there is also a later ferry departing at 19:00.

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?

The Rhodes - Kos ferry ticket prices range from €17.50 to €64. The final ticket cost depends on the season, vessel type, vehicle transportation, seat selection, 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 the available discounts. The ferry company offers 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
  • ISIC cardholders
  • 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 Rhodes to Kos?

The Rhodes to Kos average ferry time ranges from around 2 hr to 5 hr. The ferry trip with a high-speed ferry takes about 2 hr while the crossing to Kos with a conventional ferry can last 3-5 hr.

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 less than 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 summer. Therefore, we suggest you arrive at the port at least 45 min before the departure of your ferry. If you are traveling with 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 in advance, as tickets sell out fast.
  • Kos has 3 ports: the port of Kos town on the east side of the island, Kardamena on the south side, and Mastichari on the northwest side. Usually, the routes from Rhodes to Kos are operated by the main port in the city of Kos. Make sure to select the right port when booking your trip to Kos. 
  • In a few cases, the schedules of ferries departing from the port of Rhodes may change. Make sure to confirm the time of departure and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

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 transfer your vehicle to the ferries that operate the Rhodes - Kos connection.

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.

Ferry luggage

Greek ferry companies are 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 Kos.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.

Tip: we recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


There are cabins available on standard ferries that operate the Rhodes - Kos route, so you can enjoy a comfortable trip.

We recommend booking your cabin well in advance, as they sell out fast in the high season.

Pet travel

You can bring your pet on Rhodes - Kos ferries free of charge, as long as you fill out the appropriate information when booking your tickets. Pets are not allowed in passenger cabins or other indoor areas.

They are allowed to walk on open passenger decks but must be muzzled and wear a leash at all times.

  • On Blue Star Ferries, pets travel in designated pet cabins or in specially designed kennels on the ferry deck, which, due to their limited number, should be reserved in advance.
  • On Dodekanisos Seaways, vessels have special exterior areas for pets.

Make sure you carry your pet’s health certificates and necessary supplies.

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

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