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Karpathos Kos Ferries

There are around 1 weekly ferry sailings from Karpathos to Kos. The Karpathos Kos ferry is operated by Blue Star Ferries. Karpathos Kos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Karpathos to Kos Ferry Times

Ferries from Karpathos to Kos typically depart from Karpathos at around 11:40. The average sailing time of a Kos Karpathos ferry is approximately 10h 30m.

Karpathos Kos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Karpathos Kos ferries typically range between €26* and €104*. The average price is around €56*. The cheapest ferry prices from Karpathos to Kos start from €27*. The average price for a foot passenger is €56*. The average price for a car ferry is €78*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Karpathos and Kos?

The distance between Karpathos to Kos is approximately 85.4 miles (137.5km), or 74.2 nautical miles.

Is there a Karpathos Kos car ferry?

No ferry operators currently provide a car ferry between Karpathos and Kos

Are foot passengers allowed on the Karpathos Kos ferry?

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

Karpathos Kos Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 1 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Karpathos - Kos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price 76 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 10h 30m
First Ferry 11:40
Distance 74 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Karpathos to Kos?

The approximate duration for ferries from Karpathos to Kos is 10h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

Which ferry companies operate between Karpathos to Kos?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Karpathos to Kos and this is
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Karpathos to Kos?

Book Karpathos 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 Karpathos to Kos?

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

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

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

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Karpathos 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

Karpathos Guide

Located in the Dodecanese group of the islands, the Greek island of Karpathos lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese islands. Its relatively remote location has meant that the island has managed to retain many of its traditions and customs, traditional dress and dialect which resembles the dialect of the Greek island of Crete and of Cyprus.

The island's north has many rugged mountains but in contrast the south of the island is quite fertile, and visitors can see many wildflowers during the winter and spring. The island's coastal areas are characterised by beautiful beaches which tend to be quiet and are often nestled between the island's cliffs. The island's beaches differ quite markedly from each other which is dependent on the beach's location. The east coast beaches tend to be smaller and gravelly, but tend not to be too windy. The beaches on the south coast tend to have fine white sand as do the beaches on the island's west coast, although these are the most exposed to the Meltemi and are only really available when the wind isn't too strong. Finally, the beaches in the north are difficult to get to and are really only accessible by sea or by jeep.

Ferries from Karpathos depart to the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Milos, Anafi, Sitia, Santorini, Chalki and Kasos.

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.

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