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Nisyros
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Kos to Nisyros Ferry

Typically ferries from Kos to Nisyros run 3 times a week. 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Kos to Nisyros, Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways & SAOS Ferries. Kos Nisyros Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Kos Nisyros Ferry Times

Kos Nisyros ferries typically depart from Kos at around 00:50. The average sailing time of the ferry from Nisyros to Kos is approximately 58m.

Kos to Nisyros Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Kos to Nisyros typically range between $25* and $109*. On average the Kos Nisyros ferry is $61*. The cheapest Kos Nisyros ferry prices start from $14*. The average price for a foot passenger is $56*. The average price for a Kos Nisyros car ferry is $130*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Nisyros from Kos?

The distance between Kos and Nisyros is approximately 20.4 miles (32.8km), or 17.7 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Kos to Nisyros?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Kos Nisyros ferry?

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

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Kos - Nisyros Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways & SAOS Ferries
Average Price A$62*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 58m
Fastest Sailing Duration 50m
First Ferry 00:50
Last Ferry 16:10
Distance 17 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 Nisyros?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Kos to Nisyros is approximately 57m. 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 Nisyros?

The average price of a ferry from Kos to Nisyros is approximately 34 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Kos to Nisyros?

Kos to Nisyros 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 Nisyros?

Ferries from Kos to Nisyros 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 Nisyros?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Kos to Nisyros with
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Kos to Nisyros with
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways

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

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Kos to Nisyros. 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 Nisyros from Kos?

The distance between Kos to Nisyros is approximately 17 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.


Nisyros Guide

The Greek island of Nisyros is one of the Dodecanese group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea, between the island of Kos and the island of Tilos. Nisyros is regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the region and is largely untouched by tourism. The island, which has a coastline of around 28 km, was created, according to mythology, during the war between Gods and Giants where Poseidon chased the Giant Polyvotis down to Kos, cut a part of it and threw it to his enemy, sinking him forever in to the bottom of the Aegean Sea. This rock is Nisyros and the volcano's eruptions are said to be the angry breathing of the defeated Giant.

The island's capital, and home to the island's port, is Mandraki and is one of the largest villages on Nisyros. Mandraki is characterised by charming cobblestoned streets and squares and typical Greek whitewashed two storeyed houses complete with wooden balconies. The nightlife is not very intense but you will surely have a good time in the village where there are little tavernas and some bars to enjoy.

It can be reached by ferry from Piraeus, Kos and Rhodes.


Kos to Nisyros Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:50 02:05 1 hour 15 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 02:25 03:30 1 hour 5 minutes Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:45 16:35 50 minutes Thu
Dodekanisos Seaways 16:10 17:00 50 minutes Wed
SAOS Ferries 17:20 18:50 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Fri

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