Rhodes
Kalymnos
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Rhodes to Kalymnos Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 11 weekly sailings between Rhodes and Kalymnos. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Rhodes to Kalymnos, Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Rhodes Kalymnos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Rhodes Kalymnos Ferry Times

The earliest Rhodes Kalymnos ferry typically departs Rhodes at about 07:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately 4h 7m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 45m.

Rhodes to Kalymnos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos typically range between $60* and $290*. On average the Rhodes Kalymnos ferry is $149*. The cheapest Rhodes Kalymnos ferry prices start from $31*. The average price for a foot passenger is $138*. The average price for a Rhodes Kalymnos car ferry is $367*.

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

How far is Kalymnos from Rhodes?

The distance between Rhodes and Kalymnos is approximately 91.3 miles (147.0km), or 79.4 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Rhodes Kalymnos ferry?

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

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Rhodes - Kalymnos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price A$147*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 11
Average Sailing Duration 4h 7m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 45m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 18:15
Distance 79 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately 3h 37m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately 90 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Rhodes 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Ferries from Rhodes 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

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

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

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

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

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Rhodes 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 Rhodes?

The distance between Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately 79 nautical miles.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.


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.


Rhodes to Kalymnos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/5/2024 and 26/5/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:00 11:00 3 hours Fri, Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:00 11:05 3 hours 5 minutes Tue
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:00 11:15 3 hours 15 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:00 12:15 4 hours 15 minutes Wed
Dodekanisos Seaways 12:45 15:30 2 hours 45 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 16:00 21:30 5 hours 30 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 16:00 23:10 7 hours 10 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 17:00 21:15 4 hours 15 minutes Mon, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 18:15 01:10 6 hours 55 minutes Sat

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