Ferry from Nisyros to Tilos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the islands of Nisyros and Tilos 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 Nisyros to Tilos

Nisyros Tilos Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 02:25 Last trip: 17:05 Average duration: 1h 1m Price range: 6.60 € - 59.50 €
Tilos Nisyros Trip frequency: 6 days per week First trip: 01:35 Last trip: 19:30 Average duration: 56m Price range: 6.60 € - 70.50 €

Is there a ferry from Nisyros to Tilos?

Yes, there are normally year-round ferry crossings to Tilos from Nisyros. You can usually find 6 weekly ferry crossings from Nisyros to Tilos.

The 3 ferry companies normally operating on the Nisyros - Tilos connection are Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways and Saos Ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Nisyros to Tilos?

The first ferry usually departs from Nisyros at 10:35 and reaches the port of Tilos (Livadia) around 12:05.

The last ferry usually leaves the port of Nisyros at around 17:05 and arrives in Tilos at 17:45. Occasionally, there are also later departures after midnight, at around 02:00-04:00 in the morning.

Bear in mind 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 Nisyros to Tilos?

Standard Nisyros - Tilos ferry tickets usually range from €6.60 to €16.

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


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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.


You can travel by ferry between Nisyros and Tilos with cheaper 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 normally 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 Nisyros to Tilos?

The Nisyros - Tilos trip duration ranges from 40 min to 1.5 hr. Ferry time may vary depending on the type of 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 Nisyros to Tilos?

Yes, there are fast ferries (Dodekanisos Seaways) traveling from Nisyros to Tilos. The fastest ferry reaches the island in 40 min.

What’s the distance between Nisyros and Tilos?

The distance between the port of Nisyros and the port of Tilos (Livadia) is around 15 nautical miles (around 28 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Nisyros to Tilos

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

  • The port of Nisyros can be busy in the summer months, as the island is connected to many islands in the Dodecanese. We recommend reaching the port at least 45 min before the trip, especially if you bring along your vehicle.
  • Tilos is a small island in the Dodecanese with beautiful wild nature, and is a great option for a quiet vacation in the Greek islands. Take a look at our Tilos travel guide and plan your trip with the best holiday tips.
  • Tilos is also a great starting point for island hopping in the Dodecanese and the North Aegean. Indicatively, some destinations that you can reach from Tilos are Kos, Rhodes, Kalymnos, Symi, and Ikaria. On our Map of ferries, you can find all connections from Tilos to easily organize and visualize your ferry adventure.

Where to take the ferry from Nisyros to Tilos?

Ferries to Tilos depart from the port of Nisyros which is located in Mandraki, the capital of the island. The port is easily accessible on foot from the town center.

Near the port, you can find hotels, restaurants, cafés, and other visitor amenities.

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

Yes, you can board your vehicle on Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries vessels traveling to Tilos from Nisyros, as they have car decks. You can’t bring along your car on Dodekanisos Seaways ferries.

Car tickets start at around €9, and motorcycle tickets at around €2.

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

Ferry luggage

On Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries, you can carry luggage weighing up to 50 kg free of charge. On Dodekanisos Seaways ferries, the luggage weight limit is 40 kg.

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 Tilos from Nisyros, starting at around €32.

On Blue Star Ferries vessels, there are also airplane-type number seats, starting at around €10.

Pet travel

On Nisyros - Tilos 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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