Ferry from Rhodes to Nisyros

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Rhodes 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 Rhodes to Nisyros

Rhodes Nisyros Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 16:01 Average duration: 4h 3m Price range: 12.20 € - 70.50 €
Nisyros Rhodes Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 02:25 Last trip: 17:05 Average duration: 4h 14m Price range: 12.20 € - 59.50 €

Ιs there a ferry from Rhodes to Nisyros?

Yes, the ferry connection between Rhodes and Nisyros in the Dodecanese is operated all year round, with increased frequency in the summer months. During the high season (May- September), there are up to 6 weekly departures.

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

What's the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Nisyros?

The earliest ferry from Rhodes usually departs at 08:00 and reaches Nisyros at 10:40. The last scheduled departure is usually at around 16:00 and the ferry arrives in Nisyros at 19:25.

Tip: there is usually 1 ferry crossing per day between Rhodes and Nisyros, except for Monday when there are 2 ferry crossings available. Also, keep in mind that there are no ferry crossings on the weekends.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Nisyros?

Ferry tickets for the Rhodes - Nisyros crossing start at around €12. 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 Nisyros 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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Find out more about Greece ferry offers on our blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.


Traveling from Rhodes 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 Rhodes to Nisyros?

The ferry time from Rhodes to Nisyros ranges between 2 hr 40 min and 5 hr 35 min, depending on the ferry company and vessel type.

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

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

Yes, the Rhodes-Nisyros route is also operated by fast ferries. The fastest ferry from Rhodes takes about 2 hr 40 min to reach Nisyros and is operated every Tuesday and Wednesday.  

What's the distance between Rhodes and Nisyros?

The distance between Rhodes and Nisyros is approximately 65 nautical miles (120 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Nisyros

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip to Nisyros 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 Nisyros in our dedicated travel guide.
  • 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 Rhodes to Nisyros?

Ferries to Nisyros depart from the main port of Rhodes (Rhodes Tourist Port). It is one of the largest ports in the Dodecanese and 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 has 3 docks.

You can find several cafés, restaurants, and other traveler amenities within walking distance from the port. There are also beaches and interesting attractions you can visit while waiting for the ferry.

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

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

Car tickets start at around €20, and motorcycle tickets at around €4.

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 Kos from Rhodes, starting at around €32.

On Blue Star Ferries vessels, there are also airplane-type numbered seats at around €17.

Pet travel

On Rhodes - 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.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Rhodes to Nisyros 

On Ferryhopper, you can easily book Rhodes - Nisyros ferry tickets at the same prices as ferry companies. Discover all available routes to the Dodecanese, compare ferry operators and schedules, and plan your trip to Nisyros in no time!