Kos (Cos) is part of the Dodecanese islands and is located in the south-eastern part of the Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish coast. It is the second most popular island in the group, after Rhodes and is located between Kalymnos and Nysiros. Due to its proximity to Turkey, Kos has become a popular day-trip destination for those visiting the neighboring country and Bodrum is a popular destination for those who are visiting the Greek island of Kos.
Bodrum is located on the southern Aegean cost of Turkey and is the site of the ancient city of Halikarnassus. Bodrum Castle is the most important landmark in the city , while the Amphitheatre is an important ancient structure. The windmills of Bodrum are also interesting to see (and take photos of) and you can still visit the foundations of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
How long does it take to get from Kos to Bodrum?
The hydrofoil takes only 15 min to get between the two ports, while the motor vessels take between 40 min and 1 h.
Is there a high speed ferry between Kos and Bodrum?
Yes. And It leaves from Mon to Fri at 5 p.m. until Oct 31.
How much does it cost to get from Kos to Bodrum by ferry?
The Bodrum Express Lines charges €12 one way and €20 return.
The Turkish Sealines charges €20 one way for a ticket on the fast ferry and €15 one way for a ticket on the regular ferry. For cars the charge is €75 one way.
How many ferries per day depart from Kos to Bodrum during the low season?
The winter schedule (Jan to April) is as follows: the ferry departs Kos every Sunday at 3 p.m. , Tue & Thu at 3:30 p.m. The ferries are operated by Turkish Sealines.
How many ferries per day depart from Kos to Bodrum during the high season?
Ferries operated by Bodrum Express Lines leave daily from Kos at 4:30 p.m. , between May 1 and Oct 31.
Turkish Sealines operates both regular and fast ferries. Fast ferries leave from Mon to Fri at 5 p.m. from May 1 to Oct 31. The regular ferry leaves at 4:30 p.m. daily.
Are there any overnight journeys between Kos and Bodrum?
Where can I buy tickets from?
You can purchase tickets online here (Attention: form in Turkish!) or from the ports. You can also purchase tickets from travel agencies in Turkey or Greece.
Does everyone charge the same prices?
Yes , the prices are the same regardless where you buy the ticket from.
How about the ferries from Bodrum to Kos?
During the high season (May to October) catch the Bodrum Express Line ferry daily at 9:30 a.m. from Bodrum. They don’t run during the low season.
During the high season (May to October) catch the Turkish Sealines regular ferry daily at 9 a.m. and the fast ferry from Mon to Fri at 9:30 a.m.
The winter schedule is as follows: every Sat at 11 a.m.; Tue & Thu at 9 a.m. The ferries are operated by Turkish Sealines.
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