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Ferry from Kos to Symi (Simi)

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 8 weekly sailings between Kos and Symi (Simi). 2 ferry operators sail between Kos to Symi (Simi), these include Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Kos Symi (Simi) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Kos to Symi (Simi) Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Kos to Symi (Simi) typically departs Kos at about 00:20. The average sailing time of a Kos Symi (Simi) ferry is approximately 1h 59m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 20m.

Kos Symi (Simi) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Kos Symi (Simi) ferries typically range between €15* and €109*. The average price is around €46*. The cheapest ferry prices from Kos to Symi (Simi) start from €8*. The average price for a foot passenger is €46*. The average price for a car ferry is €105*.

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

What is the distance between Kos and Symi (Simi)?

The distance between Kos to Symi (Simi) is approximately 41.8 miles (67.3km), or 36.3 nautical miles.

Is there a Kos Symi (Simi) car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Kos Symi (Simi) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Kos to Symi (Simi) with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways.

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Kos - Symi (Simi) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price 59 €*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 1h 59m
Fastest Sailing Duration 20m
First Ferry 00:20
Last Ferry 16:15
Distance 36 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 Kos to Symi?

The approximate duration for ferries from Kos to Symi is 1h 50m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Kos to Symi?

Kos to Symi is approximately 55 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Kos to Symi?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Kos to Symi?

Book Kos to Symi 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 Symi?

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

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

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

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

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
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Symi from Kos?

Kos to Symi is approximately 36 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.

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Southern Dodecanese and is located to the north of the island of Rhodes and is close to the coast of south west Turkey. The island is around 13 km in length, north to south, and about 8 km east to west and has a total land area of around 70 sq. km. The four main areas on the island are Yialos, which is where the island's main harbour is located, Chorio is the top town, Pedi Bay is the valley that is located below Chorio and Nimborios is the bay and settlement that lies to the north of Yialos. Also on the island is the small village of Marathounda and the Monastery at Panormitis.

There are a number of popular sites across the island and includes a number of old churches and monasteries with one worth visiting being the Church of Constantinos and Eleni on the southern slopes of the Vigla which has lovely gardens and terraces. Also on the island, and built by the Knights of St. John in the 14th century, is the Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Roukouniotis which was built on the site of a 5th century monastery, which itself was built on the site of a pre-Christian temple.

Kos to Symi Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 01:35 05:40 4 hours 5 minutes Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:40 17:10 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:45 17:10 1 hour 25 minutes Tue
Dodekanisos Seaways 16:15 17:35 1 hour 20 minutes Fri, Sat

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