Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Kalymnos operate all year round with up to 5 weekly connections. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Kalymnos

Athens (port of Piraeus) Kalymnos Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 12:00 Last trip: 18:00 Average duration: 9h 47m Price range: 75.00 € - 174.00 €
Kalymnos Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 21:35 Last trip: 23:45 Average duration: 10h 40m Price range: 59.00 € - 115.50 €
Ferry companies BLUE STAR FERRIES

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos?

Usually, there are almost 5 ferry crossings per week from Piraeus to Kalymnos all year round. The route is served by conventional ferries and the ferry company that mainly runs this connection is Blue Star Ferries.

This can change depending on the season and the weather, but you can compare information and check real-time data on our fare search engine.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos?

There are weekly ferry crossings from Piraeus to Kalymnos all year round, at least 5 weekly sailings.

The earliest ferry to Kalymnos is around 12:00, arriving at 22:45 and the latest ferry departures can be from 18:00 reaching the port in Kalymnos at 05:00, the next morning.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos?

The cost of a single ferry ticket Piraeus - Kalymnos starts at 59€. The final ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on the operator chosen, vehicle selection, discounts or cabin type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the all available offers for the ferry trip to Kalymnos from Piraeus. Check out all the active ferry routes and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper.


Traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts 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 card holders
  • 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 Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos?

The duration of the ferry ride ranges from 10 hr to 11 hr. This depends on the type of vessel, the itinerary and the weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos?

The route from Athens to Kalymnos is not served by high-speed ferries. The fastest ferry to Kalymnos takes about 10 hr to reach the island.

What’s the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Kalymnos?

The distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and the port of Kalymnos is 168 nautical miles (around 311 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Kalymnos from Athens (Piraeus)

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens to Kalymnos:

  • As the port of Athens (Piraeus) gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding to avoid delays.
  • There is a shuttle bus operated by the Piraeus Port Authority that offers free transport within the port.
  • Kalymnos is a great starting point for island hopping in the Dodecanese island group. Check out our Map of ferries to see all available ferry connections from Kalymnos to nearby islands such as Kos, Rhodes, Patmos, and Karpathos.

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos

You can take the ferry to Kalymnos from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. 

You can get to Piraeus by car, taxi as well as public transport (bus, metro, suburban railway).

Ferries from Piraeus to Kalymnos usually depart from gate E1. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.

Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos.

Ferry luggage

Blue Star Ferries is 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 from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos.

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


All ferries that serve the Piraeus - Kalymnos route have cabins as well as numbered seats. If you are traveling at night, we recommend booking a cabin for a more comfortable trip to Kalymnos.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Kalymnos from Athens (Piraeus). Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Book ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Kalymnos

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