Ferry from Symi to Tilos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the islands of Symi and Tilos 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 Symi to Tilos

Symi Tilos Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 12:25 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 1h 51m Price range: 7.80 € - 58.50 €
Tilos Symi Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 04:50 Last trip: 13:45 Average duration: 1h 38m Price range: 7.80 € - 50.00 €

Is there a ferry from Symi to Tilos?

Yes, there are normally year-round ferry crossings to Tilos from Symi. You can usually find 3-4 weekly ferries from Symi to Tilos.

The 2 ferry companies normally operating on the Symi - Tilos connection are Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Symi to Tilos?

The earliest ferry usually departs from Symi at 12:25 and reaches the port of Tilos (Livadia) around 14:40.

The latest ferry usually leaves the port of Symi at around 17:30 and arrives in Tilos at 19:05. Occasionally, there’s also a later departure at midnight.

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 Symi to Tilos?

Symi - Tilos ferry tickets usually start at around €8.

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


On Ferryhopper, you can find all the latest offers for ferries to Tilos. 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.


You can travel by ferry between Symi and Tilos with lower-cost 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 Symi to Tilos?

The Symi - Tilos trip duration ranges from around 1.5 hr to 2 hr 15 min. Ferry time may vary depending on the ferry company, 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 Symi to Tilos?

No, there are no high-speed ferries traveling from Symi to Tilos. The fastest ferry reaches the island in around 1.5 hr.

What’s the distance between Symi and Tilos?

The distance between the port of Symi and the port of Tilos (Livadia) is around 27 nautical miles (49 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Symi to Tilos

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

  • The port of Symi can get busy in the summer months. Make sure to reach the port at least 45 min before the trip, especially if you bring along your vehicle on the ferry.
  • Tilos is a small island in the Dodecanese perfect for a quiet vacation. It is known as Greece's eco-friendly island as it has adopted sustainable energy practices. Check our complete 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, Nisyros, 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 Symi to Tilos?

Ferries to Tilos depart from the port of Symi (Gialos), which is the island’s main port and is located in Ano Symi. It is easily accessible from the town center on foot, in just a few minutes.

Near the port, you can find hotels, car rentals, restaurants, grocery stores, cafés, and other visitor amenities.

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

Yes, you can board your vehicle on Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries vessels traveling to Tilos from Symi, as they have car decks.

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 both Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries, you can carry luggage weighing up to 50 kg free of charge.

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 Symi, starting at around €32.

On Blue Star Ferries vessels, there are also airplane-type number seats, starting at around €11.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet free of charge on both Blue Star Ferries and Saos Ferries vessels. 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 Symi to Tilos

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