Ferries from Rhodes to Kos (and return)

by Cristina on March 12, 2013

by Cristina | March 12th, 2013  

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kosThe Kos to Rhodes ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

Rhodes is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Greece but it’s also one of the most crowded during the tourist season. So many travelers choose to take day short trips to the islands located near-by.

Kos is a great choice is you plan to escape the hustle and bustle of Rhodes. It’s very close to the Turkey (so if your feet itch to travel further, you can visit the near-by country as well) and a lovely island to explore. You can buy some figs or olives as souvenirs.

Rhodes or Rodos?

In many cases the English name of the islands doesn’t match the Greek name, let alone the port name. This is the case of Rhodes as well so when you look for connections to this lovely island, you should search for “Rodos” (alternative spelling: Rhodos) or port code ROD.

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

The journey between Rhodes and Kos takes between 2 h 10 min and 7 h 40 min, depending on the type of ferry you are taking and the company.

Is there a high speed ferry between Rhodes and Kos?

Yes, there are several ferries which only take 2 h 10 min – 2h 35 min to get to Kos.

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

The ticket depends on the company and type of seat.

Blue Star Ferries runs both high speed and slow ferries. Both can carry vehicles and the prices are: €23 per person, way one, in the economy class ; €25 per person, one way, in the air seats lounge and €53 per person, one way, in a 2 bed cabin (AC , shower), regardless of the type of ferry.

Dodekanissos only runs high speed ferries and the only seats available are the airplane type which cost €30.00 per person, one way.

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

During the low season 2013 (March – May), the following ferries connect Rhodes to Kos

Mon 8 a.m., May 6
Tue, Fri 8:30 a.m., until Mar 29
Mon 8:30 a.m., Apr 1-29, May 6 – Sept 23
Wed 8:30 a.m., Apr 3 – 24, May 1 – Sept 25
Fri 8:30 a.m., Apr 5-26, May 3- Jun 14
Sat 8:30 a.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Sun 8:30 a.m., May 19 – Sept 29
Sat, Sun 8:30 a.m., Apr 6- May 12
Tue, Thu 8:30 a.m., Apr 2 – May 9, May 14 – Sept 26
Tue, Thu 9 a.m., Apr 30 – Jun 26
Wed 3 p.m, until Jun 5
Mon 4 p.m. , until Apr 29, May 6, May 13 – Jun 3
Tue 5 p.m., until Jun 6
Thu 5 p.m., Mar 28 – Jul 4
Sun 5 p.m., Mar 31 – Apr 28, May 12 – Jun 16
Mon, Wed, Fri 5 p.m., Apr 19 – May 10
Fri 7 p.m., until Apr 26, May 10 – Jun 7

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

During the high season 2013 (June – October), expect the following connections between Rhodes and Kos:

Mon 8 a.m., Jun 24
Wed 8:30 a.m., May 1 – Sept 25
Fri 8:30 a.m., May 3 – Jun 14, Jun 21 – Sept 27
Mon 8:30 a.m., May 6 – Sept 23
Tue, Thu 8:30 a.m., May 14 – Sept 26
Sat 8:30 a.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Sun 8:30 a.m., May 19 – Sept 29
Tue, Thu 9 a.m., Apr 30 – Sept 26
Wed 3 p.m., until Jun 5, Oct 2-30
Tue 3 p.m., Jun 11 – Sept 24
Mon 4 p.m., May 13 – Jun 3 , Sept 30 – Oct 28
Tue 5 p.m., until Jun 4, Jun 11 – Jul 2 , Jul 9, Jul 16, Jul 23, Jul 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27, Sept 3 – 24, Oct 1-29
Thu 5 p.m., Mar 28 – Jul 4, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1 ,Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29, Sept 5 – 26, Oct 3-31
Sun 5 p.m., May 12 – Jun 16, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25
Mon, Wed, Fri 5 p.m., Jun 24- Jul 5, Jul 8 -12, Jul 15-19, Jul 22-26, Jul 29 – Aug 2, Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16, Aug 19-23, Aug 26- Sept 13
Sun 5 p.m., Jun 30, Jul 7, Sept 1 – 29, Oct 6-27
Fri 7 p.m., May 10 – Jun 7, Oct 4-25
Thu 10 p.m., Jun 13 – Sept 26
Sat 11:59 p.m., Jun 15 – Sept 21

Are there any overnight journeys between Rhodes and Kos ?

Not exactly, but there are ferries which depart in the evening and arrive early morning the next day.

How about the ferries from Kos to Rhodes ?

There are the following connections between Kos and Rhodes during the 2013 high season:

Fri 2:50 a.m., May 1- Jun 7, Oct 4-25
Thu 4:55 a.m., Jun 13 – Sept 26
Tue 5:10 a.m. , Jun 11 -18, Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6,13,20,27
Wed 5:40 a.m., until Jun 5, Oct 2 – 30
Tue 5:40 a.m., Jun 11 – Sept 24
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:40 a.m., Jun 24 – Jul 5, Jul 8 – 12, Jul 15-19, Jul 22-26, Jul 29- Aug 2, Aug 5-9, Aug 12 -16, Aug 19-23, Aug 26- Sept 13
Thu 7:05 a.m., Mar 28 – Jul 4, Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1,8, 15, 22, 29, Sept 3 – 24, Oct 3-31
Sat 7:05 a.m., May 11 – Jun 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, Aug 31 – Sept 28, Oct 5-26
Tue 7:05 a.m., May 14 – Jun 4, Sept 3- 28, Oct 1- 29
Sun 8 a.m., May 12 – Jun 2 , Sept 29- Oct 27
Tue 9:05 a.m., Jun 25
Sat 9:55 a.m., Jun 15 – Sept 21
Tue, Thu 2 p.m., Apr 30 – Sept 26
Fri 4:20 p.m., Apr 5 – Jun 14
Wed 4:20 p.m., May 1 – Sept 25
Mon 4:20 p.m., May 6 – Sept 23
Tue, Thu 4:20 p.m., May 14 – Sept 26
Sat 4:20 p.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Sun 4:20 p.m., May 19 – Sept 29
Fri 4:20 p.m., Jun 21 – Sept 27

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

Fri 2:50 a.m., until Apr 26, May 3, May 10 – Jun 7
Wed 5:40 a.m., until Jun 5
Mon, Weed, Fri 6:40 a.m., Apr 19 – May 10
Sat 7:05 a.m., until Apr 27, May 11 – Jun 29
Thu 7:05 a.m., Mar 28 – Jul 4
Tue 7:05 a.m., Apr 2 – 30, May 14 – Jun 4
Sun 8 a.m., until Apr 28, May 12 – Jun 2
Sat 9:05 a.m., May 4
Tue 9:05 a.m., May 7
Tue, Fri 1:45 p.m., until Mar 29, Apr 2 – May 9
Tue , Fri 2 p.m., Apr 30 – Sept 26
Mon 4:20 p.m., Apr 1 – 29
Fri 4:20 p.m., Apr 5- Jun 14,
Sat, Sun 4:20 p.m., Apr 6 – May 12
Wed 4:20 p.m., Apr 3 – 24, May 1 – Sept 25
Mon 4:20 p.m. , May 6 – Sept 23
Tue, Thu 4:20 p.m. May 14- Sept 26
Sat 4:20 p.m., May 18 – Sept 28
Sun 4:20 p.m., May 19 – Sept 29

Where can I buy tickets from?

You can buy ferry tickets online but the choices are limited. Some of the connections don’t show up on websites. You can also buy tickets from travel agents. However, probably the best choice is to buy from the port as there are no limitations and you can choose the ferry which suits you best. If you want to take a high speed ferry it’s worth it to book couple of days in advance, especially during the weekends in July and August.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

The prices are the same, no matter if you purchase them online, from travel agent or directly in the port.

Important note:

The schedules might change from week to week as the companies submit their schedule every Friday to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine. So make sure to double check the connections prior to departure.

Read more about:

>> Ferries in Greece
>> Ferries from Athens: How to deal with the Port of Piraeus
>> Ferries from Athens to Aegina
>> Ferries from Athens to Crete
>> Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Hydra
>> Ferries from Athens to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Athens to Patmos
>> Ferries from Athens to Santorini
>> Ferries from Santorini to Crete
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>> Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Naxos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skopelos
>> Ferries from Corfu to Patras
>>Ferries to and from Santorini
>> Ferries from Athens to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Crete
>> Ferries from Santorini to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lesvos
>> Ferries to and from Mykonos
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Paros (and return)
>> Ferries from Crete to Gavdos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Santorini to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Ios
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Tinos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Athens to Naxos
>> Ferries from Athens to Thessaloniki
>> Ferries from Santorini to Syros
>> Ferries from Kavala to Thassos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skiathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Lesvos (Lesbos)
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Kos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios

Note: The article was first published in 2009; latest schedule and price update was made as of March 2013.

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