Ferries from Kos to Bodrum

by Cristina on September 4, 2012

by Cristina | September 4th, 2012  

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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?

No.

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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{ 6 comments }

azeem ayoob September 13, 2012 at 12:16 am
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Hello:

I am looking for ferry rides for the following options.

Option 1:
Ferry ride from Bodrum to Rhodes on October 15th. The ferry should get us to Rhodes before 5pm.
Also, a round trip from Crete to Santorini leaving on October 17th in the morning ang returning on October 18th in the evening. We have a flexibility of +/- 1 day.

Option 2:
An overnight ferry from Santorini to Rhodes leaving on the 15th of October. We are flexible with the dates by +/-2 days. My understanding is that this ferry leaves on Monday nights. And then from Rhodes to BOdrum. We do not want to stay in Rhodes for more than a few hours.

Please let me know what schedule you find out.
There will be 4 passengers total.
- 2 adults
- 1 child ( date of birth; dec 11, 2006)
- 1 infant ( date of birth, oct 31, 2008)

Regards,
Azeem Ayoob

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Cristina September 14, 2012 at 4:55 am
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Hello
Bodrum-Rhodes: the ferry departs on Sat, Sun, Mon at 8:30 a.m. from Bodrum and takes 2 h to get to Rhodes. Prices: 60 euros/person/one way [they don't list child or infant discount] ; the ferry operates until end of October.
Crete-Santorini; again no option for reduced fares for children or infants; there are a ferry from Heraklio at 08:20 on Oct 17 but it is shown as no availability [try on the company's website: Sea Jets]
Santorini-Crete: leaves Santorini at 16:35 on Oct 18, also marked as having no availability;

Option 2:
Santorini -Rhodes: leaves at 22:10 on Oct 15. has available seats. indicative price 26 € [have no idea what it means b/c i chose 4 persons] ; arrives next day 12:20
Rhodes-Bodrum : leaves 17:30 on Mon, Sat one way 33 euro/person

There are several companies operating on the Bodrum-Rhodes-Bodrum route but you cannot book those via our widget. But you can book ALL ferries in Greece (for which there’s availability).

Hope it helped.
Cristina

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Valerie October 23, 2012 at 3:30 am
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Hello! I’m really hoping you can help b/c we’ve been searching all over, but can’t seem to get anything!

My husband and I are looking to go from Santorini to Bodrum through whatever route possible. (Cheaper the better.) We would like to leave/arrive as soon as possible as we have a flight leaving Turkey in a couple of weeks and would like some time to see the place. The problem is that the ferry lines here say they don’t have anything that would put our arrival any time before Friday-Sunday.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as you seem to know the best routes!

Valerie

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Cristina October 23, 2012 at 3:44 am
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@Valerie. Thanks. I am thinking Santorini – Kos- Bodrum or Santorini – Rhodes – Maramaris.
Here’s info on getting from Santorini to Turkey http://www.greecelogue.com/getting-from-santorini-to-turkey-and-return.html. Be careful though that the ferries from Santorini to Kos pretty much stop by end of oct.
I’ll need your departure dates to help further.

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Valerie October 23, 2012 at 4:39 am
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Thanks so much! I have e-mailed you and I appreciate your help!

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Cristina October 23, 2012 at 5:40 am
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Got the email. Glad to help.

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