Ferries from Kos to Kalymnos (and return)

by Cristina on March 26, 2013

by Cristina | March 26th, 2013  

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The Kalymnos to Kos ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

Both Kos and Kalymnos are part of the Dodecanese group . Since it takes only 20 minutes by ferry to get from one island to another, this route is very popular among those who want to explore the islands and plan day trips on their vacation.

Kos or Mastichari?

Both. Mastichari is a small village on the north Side of the island. Kos port is located on the north-east part of the island of Kos. Ferries to/from Mastichari operate only in April.

How long does it take to get from Kos to Kalymnos?

It takes 20 minutes to get from Mastichari (port in Kos) to Kalymnos by fast ferry; or 40 minutes from the port of Kos.

Is there a high speed ferry between Kos and Kalymnos ?

Yes.

How much does it cost to get from Kos to Kalymnos by ferry?

The price depends on the company and type of seat you choose.

On the ferry operated by Blue Star Ferries (Kos to Kalymnos), an economy class single ticket costs €8; the airplane type of seat costs the same and a 4-berth outside cabin (shower/wc) starts at €42 / person.

On the ferry operated by Dodekanisos Seaways (Kos to Kalymnos), an airplane type of seat is €14.50 one way.

How many ferries per day depart from Kos to Kalymnos during the low season?

During the 2013 low season (April- May), the following ferries operate between Kos and Kalymnos:

From Kos

Sat 1:50 a.m., until Apr 27, May 11- Jun 8
Mon 11 a.m., Apr 1-22, Apr 29- Sept 23
Wed 11 a.m., Apr 3 -24, May 1- Sept 25
Tue 11 a.m., Apr 30
Fri 11 a.m., May 3 – Jun 14
Tue, Thu 11 a.m., May 7 – Sept 26
Sat 11 a.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Sun 11 a.m., May 19 – Sept 29
Fri 11:05 a.m., Apr 5-26
Sat, Sun 11:05 a.m., Apr 6 – May 12
Tue, Thu 12:15 p.m., Apr 2 – 25
Wed 7:25 p.m., until Jun 5
Mon 9:50 p.m., until Apr 29, May 6 , May 13 – Jun 3

From Mastichari

Daily 8:05 a.m., Apr 1 -13
Daily 9 a.m., until Apr 29
Daily 11:30 a.m., Apr 1-14
Mon-Sat 1:30 p.m., Apr 1 – 13
Mon, Thu-Sat 2:15 p.m., until Apr 29
Daily 4:30 p.m., Apr 1 -14
Daily 5:15 p.m., until Apr 29
Mon-Sat 7:45 p.m., Apr 1 -13
Sun 8:15 p.m., Apr 7-14

How many ferries per day depart from Kos to Kalymnos during the high season?

During the high season 2013 (June – October), the following ferries connect the two islands:

From Kos:

Sat 1:50 a.m., May 11 – Jun 8, Oct 5-26
Fri 4:50 a.m., Jun 14 – Sept 27
Sun 5:40 a.m., Jun 16- Sept 22
Mon 11 a.m., Apr 29 – Sept 23
Wed 11 a.m., May 1 – Sept 25
Fri 11 a.m., May 3 – Jun 14, Jun 21 – Sept 27
Tue, Thu 11 a.m., May 7 – Sept 26
Sat 11 a.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Sun 11 a.m., May 19 – Sept 29
Wed 7:25 p.m., until Jun 5, Oct 2 – 30
Tue 7:25 p.m., Jun 11 – Sept 24
Mon 9:50 p.m., May 13 – Jun 3, Sept 30 – Oct 28

Are there any overnight journeys between Kos and Kalymnos?

No.

Where can I buy tickets from?

You can purchase the tickets online (at most 2 months prior to departure), from a Greek travel agency (either directly from Greece or via a travel agency in your country) and you can buy the tickets from the port. Remember to book the tickets in advance, particularly if you plan to travel in July or August.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

Yes, the prices are the same regardless of where you buy them from.

How about the ferries from Kalymnos to Kos ?

During the high season 2013, the following ferries connect Kalymnos to Kos:

To Kos:

Fri 1:20 a.m., May 10 – Jun 7, Oct 4 – 25
Thu 3:25 a.m., Jun 13 – Sept 26
Wed 4:10 a.m., until Jun 5, Oct 2- 30
Tue 4:10 a.m., Jun 11 – Sept 24
Sun 6:40 a.m., May 12 – Jun 2 , Sept 29 – Oct 27
Sat 8:35 a.m.,Jun 15 – Sept 21
Mon 3:30 p.m., Apr 29 – Sept 23
Wed 3:30 p.m., May 1 – Sept 25
Fri 3:30 p.m., May 3 – Jun 14, Jun 21 – Sept 27
Tue, Thu 3:30 p.m., May 7 – Sept 26
Sat 3:30 p.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Sun 3:30 p.m., May 19 – Sept 29

During the low season 2013, the following ferries connect Kalymnos to Kos:

To Kos:

Fri 1:20 a.m., until Apr 26, May 3, May 10 – Jun 7
Wed 4:10 a.m., until Jun 5
Sun 6:40 a.m., until Apr 28, May 12 – Jun 2
Tue, Thu 1 p.m., Apr 2- 25
Fri 3:30 p.m., Apr 5-26, May 3 – Jun 14
Sat, Sun 3:30 p.m., Apr 6 – May 12
Mon 3:30 p.m., Apr 1-24, Apr 24 – Sept 23
Tue 3:30 p.m., Apr 30
Tue, Thu 3:30 p.m., May 7- Sept 26
Sat 3:30 p.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Wed 3:30 p.m. May 1 – Sept 25
Sun 3:30 p.m., May 19 – Sept 29
Wed 3:50 p.m., Apr 3 – 24

To Mastichari:

Mon-Sat 6 a.m., Apr 1-13
Daily 7 a.m., until Apr 29
Daily 9:30 a.m., Apr 1 -14
Mon-Sat 12:30 p.m., Apr 1-13
Mon, Thu-Sat 1:15 p.m., until Apr 29
Daily 3 p.m., Apr 1 – 14
Daily 4:15 p.m., until Apr 29
Daily 5:30 p.m., Apr 1 -14

Important note:

The schedule is submitted to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine every Friday so, in some cases, there can be some changes from week to week, let alone from month to month. It’s advisable to double check the ferry schedule couple of days prior to the departure.

Note:
The article was first published in 2010; latest schedule and price update was made as of March 2013.
Although I kept October in the high season paragraph, due to the number of ferries running on the route during this month, it’s certainly low season and trickier to plan a trip.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Hoitt August 18, 2010 at 12:30 am
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Hay, Trying to view your blog on an iphone and am having hassles. I can’t get the menu to load right. Just wanted you to know, thanks!

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Top Holiday Destinations April 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm
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Kalymnos is one of the hidden treasures in Greece. If you are travelling to Kos, don’t hesitate to buy a ticket for ferry and visit Kalymnos.

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