Ferry from Kos to Nisyros

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Kos and Nisyros run all year round with weekly ferry crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Kos to Nisyros

Kos Nisyros Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 04:00 Last trip: 18:15 Average duration: 1h 17m Price range: 7.40 € - 58.50 €
Nisyros Kos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 04:30 Last trip: 18:30 Average duration: 1h 21m Price range: 7.40 € - 58.50 €

Ιs there a ferry from Kos to Nisyros?

Yes, the ferry connection between Kos and Nisyros in the Dodecanese is operated all year round, with increased frequency in the summer months.

The ferry companies that usually operate on the Kos - Nisyros connection are Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways, and Saos Ferries.

What's the ferry schedule from Kos to Nisyros?

The ferry connection between Kos and Nisyros is normally served all year round with up to 2 weekly crossings during winter. During the high season (May - September), there are up to 6 weekly departures.

The earliest ferry from Kos usually departs at 08:55 and reaches Nisyros at 10:25. The latest scheduled departure is usually at around 16:10 and the ferry arrives in Nisyros at 17:00.

Tip: there are also overnight ferry rides. On Mondays, the earliest ferry departs from Kos about 50 min after midnight and arrives at Nisyros at 02:00 whereas on Fridays the earliest ferry leaves the port of Kos at 02:25 in the morning reaching the island of Nisyros at 03:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Kos to Nisyros?

Ferry tickets for the Kos - Nisyros crossing cost between €7,60 and €17. Ferry ticket prices depend on the ferry company, vessel type, offers and discounts, seat type, and vehicle transportation   


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Traveling from Kos to Nisyros 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 of 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 Kos to Nisyros?

The ferry time from Kos to Nisyros ranges between 50 min and 1 hr 30 min, depending on the ferry company and vessel type.

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Is there a high-speed ferry from Kos to Nisyros?

Yes, the Kos - Nisyros route is also operated by fast ferries. The fastest ferry from Kos takes about 50 min to reach Nisyros

What's the distance between Kos and Nisyros?

The distance between Kos and Nisyros is approximately 16 nautical miles (30 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Kos to Nisyros

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip to Nisyros from Kos:

  • Kos is a popular destination for summer holidays and its port can be quite busy in the high season. Therefore, we suggest you arrive at the port at least 60 min prior to your departure.
  • You can find more information and tips about holidays in Nisyros in our dedicated travel guide.
  • The island of Kos is also a great starting point for trips to neighboring Turkey. You can take the ferry from Kos to Bodrum or from Kos to Turgutreis and explore the beautiful Turkish coast. If you are looking for extra tips on ferries from the Greek islands to Turkey check our detailed blog post. 
  • The island of Rhodes is ideal for island hopping in the Dodecanese and a great starting point for trips to the neighboring Turkish coast. Ferries depart from 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 Kos to Nisyros?

Kos has 3 ports: Chora, Kardamaina and Mastichari. The port of Chora, the main port of Kos, located on the northeast part of the island, is the one that serves the majority of ferry routes from Kos. In the port area, you can find plenty of cafes, taverns, restaurants, and shops at the port. 

Can I travel on the Kos - Nisyros ferry with a car?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle on some of the ferries from Kos to Nisyros.

Ferry luggage

The ferry companies of Dodekanisos Seaways, Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries are usually quite flexible regarding 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 Nisyros. 

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

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend carrying up to 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


You can book a cabin on some vessels traveling to Kalymnos from Rhodes. Alternatively, you can book airplane-type numbered seats.

For extra comfort on board, you can book airplane-type numbered seats.

The trip from Kos to Nisyros is quite short, so there are no cabins available on most ferries serving this route. However, you can book airplane-type numbered seats for extra comfort on board.

Pet travel

On Kos - Nisyros 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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