Ferry from Rhodes to Patmos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the islands of Rhodes and Patmos in the Dodecanese are active all year round with several weekly crossings. Find updated info on timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Rhodes to Patmos

Rhodes Patmos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 04:00 Last trip: 18:15 Average duration: 7h 23m Price range: 25.00 € - 105.50 €
Patmos Rhodes Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 02:30 Last trip: 22:45 Average duration: 6h 16m Price range: 27.50 € - 99.00 €

Is there a ferry from Rhodes to Patmos?

Yes, there are normally year-round ferry crossings to Patmos from Rhodes, with increased frequency in high season. In the summer months, you can find up to 15 weekly ferries from Rhodes to Patmos.

The 2 companies normally operating on the Rhodes - Patmos connection are Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways.

What’s the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Patmos?

You can find up to 3 daily crossings from Rhodes to Patmos.

The first ferry usually departs from Rhodes at 08:00 and reaches the port of Patmos (Skala) around 13:00. Occasionally, there's also a departure earlier at 04:00.

The last ferry usually leaves the port of Rhodes at 17:00 and arrives in Patmos at 23:45. Occasionally, there is also a later departure at 18:15.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time ferry schedules and ticket prices on Ferryhopper.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Patmos?

Rhodes - Patmos ferry tickets usually start at around €25.

The final ticket cost depends on available discounts and offers, seat type, as well as vehicle selection.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for ferries to Patmos. Take a look at available ferry routes in the Dodecanese, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.

For more info, take a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.

Note that current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.


When traveling by ferry between Rhodes and Patmos, you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. Ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to certain passenger categories, such as:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Students (Greek Public University and ISIC card holders)
  • People with disabilities
  • Island residents (holders of Unique Islander Number)

Note: infants and toddlers up to 4 years old usually travel free of charge. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary from one ferry operator to another.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Rhodes to Patmos?

The Rhodes - Patmos trip duration ranges from around 4.5 hr to over 9.5 hr. Ferry time may vary depending on the ferry company, the vessel, the ferry itinerary, and the weather conditions.

Tip: worried that weather conditions might affect your time of departure? You can see any changes and track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App.

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

Yes, there are fast ferries traveling from Rhodes to Patmos. The fastest ferry reaches the island in around 4.5 hr.

What’s the distance between Rhodes and Patmos?

The distance between the port of Rhodes and the port of Patmos is around 97 nautical miles (179 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Patmos

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

  • The port of Rhodes is the most popular in the Dodecanese and can get pretty busy in the summer months. Make sure to book your ferry tickets to Patmos in advance and reach the port at least 1 hr before the trip.
  • Patmos is a cosmopolitan island of the Dodecanese, with a rich cultural heritage, idyllic beaches and scenic villages. Check our complete Patmos travel guide and plan your trip with the best vacation tips.
  • Patmos is also an ideal starting point for island hopping in the Dodecanese, but also to the Cyclades and the islands of the North Aegean. Indicatively, some destinations that you can reach from Patmos are Leipsoi, Leros, Ikaria, Samos, Chios, and Syros. On our Map of ferries, you can find all ferry connections from Patmos to easily organize and visualize your adventure in the Aegean.

Where to take the ferry from Rhodes to Patmos?

Ferries to Patmos depart from the port of Rhodes (Rhodes Tourist Port), which is the island’s main port and has 3 docks. It 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 is located near the Old Town and you can easily get there on foot. There, you can find tourist information offices, parking lots, bus stations, restaurants, cafés, car rentals, hotels, and other traveler amenities.

Tip: close to the port, there are also nice beaches and interesting monuments you can visit while waiting for your ferry.

Can I travel on the Rhodes - Patmos ferry with a car?

Yes, you can board your vehicle on Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling to Patmos from Rhodes, as they have car decks. This option is not available on Dodekanisos Seaways ferries.

Car tickets start at around €72, and motorcycle tickets at around €18.

Tip: we recommend booking your tickets well in advance, as car spaces are limited and sell out fast.

Ferry luggage

On Blue Star Ferries, you can carry luggage weighing up to 50 kg, while on Dodekanisos Seaways ferries the luggage weight limit is 40 kg.

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 Patmos from Rhodes, starting at around €51.

On Blue Star Ferries vessels, there are also airplane-type number seats, starting at around €31.

Pet travel

On Rhodes - Patmos ferries, you can travel with your pet free of charge. Make sure to check the company’s pet policy before your trip.

Make sure to carry along all necessary pet health certificates, tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.

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