Ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Rhodes and Kalymnos 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos

Rhodes Kalymnos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 04:00 Last trip: 18:15 Average duration: 6h 2m Price range: 18.50 € - 75.50 €
Kalymnos Rhodes Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 00:01 Last trip: 23:35 Average duration: 6h 10m Price range: 18.50 € - 69.50 €

Ιs there a ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Yes, the ferry connection between Rhodes and Kalymnos in the Dodecanese is operated all year round with many weekly crossings. During the high season (May - September), there are up to 15 weekly departures.

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

What's the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

The ferry connection between Rhodes and Kalymnos is normally served all year round with up to 4 daily crossings.

The earliest ferry from Rhodes usually departs at 08:00 and reaches Kalymnos at 11:00. Occasionally, there's also a departure earlier at 04:00.

The last scheduled departure is usually at 17:00 and the ferry arrives in Kalymnos at 21:15, while once a week there's also a crossing at 18:15

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Ferry tickets for the Rhodes - Kalymnos crossing start at around €18.50. Ferry ticket prices depend on the ferry company, vessel type, offers and discounts, seat type, and vehicle transportation.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for the ferry trip to Kalymnos from Rhodes. Take a look at all available ferry routes in the Dodecanese, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets hassle-free.

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Traveling from Rhodes to Kalymnos 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

The ferry time from Rhodes to Kalymnos ranges between 2 hr 45 min and 8 hr 20 min, depending on the ferry company and vessel type.

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

Yes, the Rhodes - Kalymnos route is also operated by fast ferries. The fastest ferry from Rhodes takes about 2 hr 45 min to reach Kalymnos.  

What's the distance between Rhodes and Kalymnos?

The distance between Rhodes and Kalymnos is approximately 67 nautical miles (124 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Kalymnos

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

  • Rhodes is one of the most popular Greek islands and its port can be quite busy in the summer. We recommend getting to the port at least 1 hr before travel time to avoid overcrowding.
  • You can find more information and tips about holidays in Kalymnos in our dedicated travel guide.
  • The island of Rhodes is ia great starting point for island hopping in the Dodecanese and for trips to the neighboring Turkish coast. Ferries depart from Rhodes to the beautiful islands of Nisyros, Symi, 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Ferries to Kalymnos depart from the main port of Rhodes which is close to cafes, restaurants and many attractions of the city. The port is also located near the Old Town and you can easily get there on foot

At a distance of about 1.5 km from the port (20 min on foot) you can find the bus station, from where run frequent routes to/from most parts of the island.

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

Yes, you can bring along your vehicle on Saos Ferries and Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling from Rhodes to Kalymnos. This option is not available on Dodekanisos Seaways ferries.

Car tickets start at around €40, and motorcycle tickets at around €10.

Ferry luggage

On Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries vessels, 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 Kalymnos from Rhodes, starting at around €35.

On Blue Star Ferries and Dodekanisos Seaways vessels, there are also airplane-type number seats, starting at around €20.

Pet travel

On Rhodes - Kalymnos 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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