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Ferry from Symi (Simi) to Kos

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

Symi (Simi) to Kos Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Symi (Simi) to Kos typically departs Symi (Simi) at about 08:55. The average sailing time of a Symi (Simi) Kos ferry is approximately 2h 1m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 25m.

Symi (Simi) Kos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Symi (Simi) Kos ferries typically range between €7* and €55*. The average price is around €26*. The cheapest ferry prices from Symi (Simi) to Kos start from €8*. The average price for a foot passenger is €26*. The average price for a car ferry is €69*.

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

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

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

Is there a Symi (Simi) Kos car ferry?

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

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

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

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Symi (Simi) - Kos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price 34 €*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 2h 1m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 25m
First Ferry 08:55
Last Ferry 19:40
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 Symi to Kos?

The approximate duration for ferries from Symi to Kos is 1h 47m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Symi to Kos?

Symi to Kos is approximately 31 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Kos?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Symi to Kos?

Book Symi 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 Symi to Kos?

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

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

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

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Symi 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
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Kos from Symi?

Symi to Kos is approximately 36 nautical miles distance apart.

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Dodecanese Islands and is located around 40 km to the north west of the island of Rhodes and 420 km from the Port of Piraeus. Symi's closest neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island's terrain is mainly mountainous and its coastline is made up of either beaches and secluded coves, or rocky cliffs. Located on the north east coast of the island is its main town, also called Symi. The lower town is the area around the harbour, called Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. There isn't a great deal to see or do on the island, and this is perhaps where its charm is. Apart from lazing on the beach or swimming in its crystal clear waters the Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis, which is an early 18th century Greek Orthodox monastery built on the coast in the south west of the country, is worth visiting. Overlooking Ano Symi is the Kastro which was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Quite a bit of the structure remains and there are also signs of an ancient citadel on which two later castles were built.

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.

Symi to Kos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/06/2024 and 23/06/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:55 10:20 1 hour 25 minutes Tue, Fri, Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 09:00 10:30 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 17:20 21:15 3 hours 55 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 17:25 20:00 2 hours 35 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 20:05 2 hours 35 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 18:15 20:25 2 hours 10 minutes Wed

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