Kos
Kalymnos
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Kos Kalymnos Ferry

The ferry from Kos to Kalymnos typically sails 2 times daily and up to 16 times weekly. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Kos to Kalymnos, Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Kos Kalymnos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Kos Kalymnos Ferry Times

The earliest Kos Kalymnos ferry typically departs Kos at about 00:20. The average sailing time of a ferry from Kos to Kalymnos is approximately 43m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 35m.

Kos to Kalymnos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Kos to Kalymnos typically range between $23* and $147*. On average the Kos Kalymnos ferry is $75*. The cheapest Kos Kalymnos ferry prices start from $12*. The average price for a foot passenger is $67*. The average price for a Kos Kalymnos car ferry is $230*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Kalymnos from Kos?

The distance between Kos and Kalymnos is approximately 21.2 miles (34.1km), or 18.4 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Kos to Kalymnos?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Kos Kalymnos ferry?

Yes, Kos Kalymnos ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Kos to Kalymnos with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways.

Kos Kalymnos Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Dodekanisos Seaways - 11 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Blue Star Ferries - 4 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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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 A$74*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 43m
Fastest Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 00:20
Last Ferry 22:30
Distance 18 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 Kos to Kalymnos?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Kos to Kalymnos is approximately 40m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Kos to Kalymnos?

    The average price of a ferry from Kos to Kalymnos is approximately 52 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Kos to Kalymnos?

    Kos to Kalymnos is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Kos to Kalymnos?

    Ferries from Kos to Kalymnos are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Kos to Kalymnos?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger 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 vehicle from Kos to Kalymnos with
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Kos to Kalymnos?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Kos to Kalymnos. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • How far is Kalymnos from Kos?

    The distance between Kos to Kalymnos is approximately 18 nautical miles.

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 19/2/2024 and 25/2/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:20 01:10 50 minutes Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 10:25 11:00 35 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 11:35 12:10 35 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 20:30 21:15 45 minutes Mon, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 20:35 21:30 55 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 22:20 23:10 50 minutes Tue

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