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Ferry from Kos to Kalymnos

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 13 weekly sailings between Kos and Kalymnos. 2 ferry operators sail between Kos to Kalymnos, these include Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Kos Kalymnos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Kos to Kalymnos Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Kos to Kalymnos typically departs Kos at about 00:20. The average sailing time of a Kos Kalymnos ferry is approximately 40m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 35m.

Kos Kalymnos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Kos Kalymnos ferries typically range between €10* and €92*. The average price is around €51*. The cheapest ferry prices from Kos to Kalymnos start from €6*. The average price for a foot passenger is €45*. The average price for a car ferry is €123*.

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

What is the distance between Kos and Kalymnos?

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

Is there a Kos Kalymnos car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Kos Kalymnos ferry?

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

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Kos - Kalymnos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price 64 €*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 13
Average Sailing Duration 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 00:20
Last Ferry 21:35
Distance 18 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Kos to Kalymnos?

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

How much is the ferry from Kos to Kalymnos?

Kos to Kalymnos is approximately 47 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Kos to Kalymnos?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Kos to Kalymnos?

Book Kos to Kalymnos 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 Kos to Kalymnos?

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

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

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

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

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 Kalymnos from Kos?

Kos to Kalymnos is approximately 18 nautical miles distance apart.

Kos Guide

Located in the Dodecanese group of islands, the Greek island of Kos is around 4km from the coast of Bodrum in Turkey. The island is around 40 km long and 8 km wide and has a number of towns and villages. The main town and port is also called Kos, but the island's other villages include Kefalos, Tingaki, Kardamena, Mastihari, Antimachia, Marmari and Pyli. Kos Town is usually quite and there is lots to do there. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs in the town which have led to the island as a whole becoming very popular with tourists. For those visitors looking for a bargain, practically everything is available in the island's shops from ceramics to fur, shoes to books and clothes and jewellery to leather products. The most popular tourist centres on the island often also have many small shops offering handmade goods such as ceramics and embroideries along with more traditional local products such as honey, herbs, wine, sweets and spices.

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 Guide

The Greek island of Kalymnos lies in the south east Aegean Sea and is located between the islands of Kos and Leros, and is one of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island is quite small with a land area of just over 100 sq. km but despite this it is the fourth largest of all the Dodecanese islands. The island's name has changed over its history. It was first named Kalynda, then Kalymna and then finally, Kalymnos. The island's capital is Pothis, although the most of the island's residents live in Chora, and is the island's second largest town.

Kalymnos is known for its sponge divers and sponge fisheries and it's inland terrain is steep and rocky and is popular with climbers. There are over 1,300 different climbing routes on the island that range in difficulty and terrain. Some routes are on slabs, some on big walls or on overhangs. The landscape used to be a curse for the island's residents but as it attracts visitors to the island it is now a blessing, certainly in terms of tourism.

There is a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to the other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes operating to the Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki.

Kos to Kalymnos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Dodekanisos Seaways 10:25 11:00 35 minutes Fri, Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 10:25 11:05 40 minutes Tue
Dodekanisos Seaways 10:35 11:15 40 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 11:40 12:15 35 minutes Wed
Dodekanisos Seaways 12:55 13:30 35 minutes Mon, Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 14:55 15:30 35 minutes Fri
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:55 16:30 35 minutes Sun
Blue Star Ferries 20:30 21:15 45 minutes Mon, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 20:35 21:30 55 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 21:30 22:25 55 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 21:35 22:20 45 minutes Sat

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