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Ferry from Kalymnos to Kos

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 12 weekly sailings between Kalymnos and Kos. 2 ferry operators sail between Kalymnos to Kos, these include Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Kalymnos Kos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Kalymnos to Kos Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Kalymnos to Kos typically departs Kalymnos at about 01:20. The average sailing time of a Kalymnos Kos ferry is approximately 40m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 35m.

Kalymnos Kos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Kalymnos Kos ferries typically range between €10* and €88*. The average price is around €34*. The cheapest ferry prices from Kalymnos to Kos start from €6*. The average price for a foot passenger is €33*. The average price for a car ferry is €97*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Kalymnos and Kos?

The distance between Kalymnos to Kos is approximately 21.3 miles (34.3km), or 18.5 nautical miles.

Is there a Kalymnos Kos car ferry?

Yes, Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways offer a car ferry from Kalymnos to Kos. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Kalymnos and Kos.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Kalymnos Kos ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Kalymnos to Kos with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways.

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Kalymnos - Kos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price 43 €*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 12
Average Sailing Duration 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 01:20
Last Ferry 23:35
Distance 18 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Kalymnos to Kos?

The approximate duration for ferries from Kalymnos to Kos is 40m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Kalymnos to Kos?

Kalymnos to Kos is approximately 40 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Kalymnos to Kos?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Kalymnos to Kos. These ferry companies are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways

How can I book ferry tickets from Kalymnos to Kos?

Book Kalymnos to Kos tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Kalymnos to Kos?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Kalymnos to Kos with
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways

Can you take your car on the ferry from Kalymnos to Kos?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Kalymnos to Kos with the following operators
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Kalymnos to Kos?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways

How far is Kos from Kalymnos?

Kalymnos to Kos is approximately 18 nautical miles distance apart.

Kalymnos Guide

Forming part of the Dodecanese group of islands, the Greek island of Kalymnos lies in the south east Aegean Sea, to the west of the Bodrum Peninsular between the Greek islands of Kos and Leros. Kos is around 12 km to the south of Kalymnos and Leros is around 2 km to the north. After the islands of Kos and Rhodes, Kalymnos is the third most populous island in the Dodecanese and is known for its affluent population.

The island's terrain is characterised by many mountains and a coastline littered with sheltered coves which make it the perfect destination for a sailing holiday. The island has also been referred to as the "Sponge divers island" because sponge diving has taken place in the islands crystal clear waters for many years. The trade in sponges has brought a significant amount of wealth to the island and has made it famous throughout the Mediterranean.

The island's capital is called Pothia and is also home to the island's port. It is a colourful town that is spread out over the foot and slopes of two hills and the valley between them. There are regular ferry services to Piraeus, Rhodes, Samos and to the other islands in the Dodecanese and the Cyclades.

Kos Guide

Kos is a Greek island that lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is situated to the south of the island of Kalymnos and to the north of the island of Nisyros. The island, which is only around 3 miles off the Turkish coast and sits in the Keramiko Gulf, or the Kos Gulf, is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands. Kos is a well known and popular holiday destination where visitors go to enjoy the island's beaches. Kos was also one of the first Greek islands to recognise the benefits of tourism to its economy and as a result many hotels were built along the island's long and sandy coastline in the east and south. Cycling is a popular activity on Kos as the island's terrain is quite flat and because there are many bicycle hire outlets throughout the island along with some dedicated cycle paths between some of the larger hotels.

There are daily services between Kos and Piraeus along with services between Kos and the rest of the Dodecanese, the islands of the north eastern Aegean and Turkey. The trip by conventional ferry can take up to 13 hours, depending on the intermediate stopovers, and the trip with a high speed boat can take between 5 and 8 hours.

Kalymnos to Kos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 10/06/2024 and 16/06/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 01:20 02:05 45 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 02:50 03:35 45 minutes Sun
Blue Star Ferries 03:15 04:10 55 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 05:25 06:10 45 minutes Fri
Dodekanisos Seaways 11:20 11:55 35 minutes Tue, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 12:15 12:50 35 minutes Mon, Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:00 15:35 35 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:00 15:40 40 minutes Tue
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:30 16:05 35 minutes Wed
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:35 16:10 35 minutes Fri, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 23:35 00:30 55 minutes Mon

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