Ferry from Rhodes to Astypalea

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the islands of Rhodes and Astypalea in the Dodecanese are active all year round with weekly crossings. Find updated info on timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Rhodes to Astypalea

Rhodes Astypalea Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 16:01 Average duration: 8h 41m Price range: 21.70 € - 83.00 €
Astypalea Rhodes Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 02:20 Last trip: 20:45 Average duration: 8h 51m Price range: 21.70 € - 89.50 €

Is there a ferry from Rhodes to Astypalea?

Yes, there are normally year-round ferry crossings to Astypalea from Rhodes. You can usually find 1 weekly ferry from Rhodes to Astypalea.

The company normally operating on the Rhodes - Astypalea connection is Blue Star Ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Rhodes to Astypalea?

The ferry usually departs from Rhodes at 16:00 and arrives in Astypalea at 01:15.

Please note 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 Rhodes to Astypalea?

Rhodes - Astypalea ferry tickets usually start at around €22. The final ticket cost depends on available discounts and offers, seat type, as well as vehicle selection.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for ferries to Astypalea. Take a look at available ferry routes in the Dodecanese, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly!

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.


When traveling by ferry between Rhodes and Astypalea, you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. The ferry company 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 usually travel free of charge.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Rhodes to Astypalea?

The Rhodes - Astypalea trip duration is around 9 hr 15 min. Ferry time may vary depending on 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 Rhodes to Astypalea?

No, there are no high-speed ferries traveling from Rhodes to Astypalea. The fastest ferry reaches the island in a bit over 9 hr.

What’s the distance between Rhodes and Astypalea?

The distance between the port of Rhodes and the port of Astypalea is around 134 nautical miles (250 km). 

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Astypalea

Here are some tips and ideas for your ferry trip from Rhodes to Astypalea:

  • The port of Rhodes is very popular and can get quite busy in the summer. Make sure to book your ferry tickets to Astypalea well in advance and get to the port at least 1 hr before the trip.
  • Astypalea is a beautiful island, famous for its butterfly shape, and has become one of the most popular Greek holiday destinations in recent years. If you wish to spend a few days in Astypalea, we suggest you book your stay in advance, as availability may be limited, especially in August. 
  • Astypalea is located right between the Cyclades and the Dodecanese island complexes, so it’s an ideal starting point for island hopping! Indicatively, from Astypalea you can easily travel by ferry to the islands of Amorgos, Nisyros, Kalymnos, Naxos, Donoussa, and many more. On our Map of ferries, you can find all ferry connections from Astypalea to easily organize and visualize your ferry adventure.

Where to take the ferry from Rhodes to Astypalea?

Ferries to Astypalea depart from the port of Rhodes (Rhodes Tourist Port), which is the island’s main port and has 3 docks. It is also the biggest port in the Dodecanese island complex.

The port is located near the Old Town and you can easily get there on foot. There, you can find tourist information offices, parking lots, bus stations, restaurants, cafés, car rentals, hotels, and other traveler amenities.

Tip: close to the port, there are also nice beaches and interesting monuments you can visit while waiting for your ferry.

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

Yes, you can board your vehicle on Blue Star Ferries vessels traveling to Astypalea from Rhodes, as they have car decks.

Car tickets start at around €39, and motorcycle tickets at around €18.

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

Ferry luggage

On Blue Star Ferriesvessels, you can carry luggage weighing up to 50 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 Astypalea from Rhodes, starting at around €51.

Alternatively, you can book airplane-type number seats, starting at around €23.

Pet travel

On Rhodes - Astypalea 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.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Rhodes to Astypalea

On Ferryhopper, you can easily book ferry tickets to the Dodecanese at the same prices as the ferry companies. Check all available ferry connections, compare timetables and fares, and book your ferry trip to Astypalea in no time!