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Kos to Symi Ferry

The Kos to Symi ferry route is available with 2 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Kos to Symi takes approximately 2 hours and 8 minutes on most ferries servicing this route. The duration for the Kos to Symi ferry can range between 1 hour 20 minutes and 4 hours 45 minutes depending on the operator that you choose to book with.

Kos to Symi Ferry Schedules

There are around 9 weekly sailings from Kos to Symi. Dodekanisos Seaways provide up to 5 weekly sailings and Blue Star Ferries provide up to 4 weekly sailings. Please note that ferry timetables usually increase during the high season.

Kos to Symi Ferry Time

The earliest ferry leaves Kos at approximately 01:20 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 16:15. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Kos to Symi

The fastest ferry from Kos to Symi is with Dodekanisos Seaways in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Can passengers reserve a cabin on the ferry from Kos to Symi?

Yes, there are cabins available on ferries that sail from Kos to Symi.

Can I bring pets on the Kos Symi ferry?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Kos to Symi, with onboard kennels available to book with both operators.

How much luggage can I bring on the ferry to Symi from Kos?

Passengers travelling with Blue Star Ferries can bring a limit of 50 kilograms at no additional cost.

Kos to Symi Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Kos - Symi can vary between £22 and £114 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £46, prices can range from £22 and £114. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

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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 £46*
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 ferry crossing time from Kos to Symi is approximately 1h 50m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Kos to Symi?

Kos to Symi ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Kos to Symi is £47. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Kos to Symi?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Kos to Symi. These are
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Kos to Symi?

Book ferries from Kos to Symi through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Kos to Symi?

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

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

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Symi from Kos?

The distance between Kos to Symi is approximately 36 nautical Miles.

Kos Symi Ferry reviews

  • "Great way to travel"

    We just love these ferries, visiting various islands is possible with ease and comfort.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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  • "Tilos to Rhodes ferry - diagrams blue star ferry"

    Have got to say it was an enjoyable way to leave dream island. The ship and its facilities were first class.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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  • "Holiday"


    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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  • "Great trip"

    The Diagoras is a large modern comfortable ferry. We were only on it for three and a half hours so cannot comment on cabins, but the corridors all looked immaculate. We had a lovely dinner in the dining room and a very pleasant trip from Rhodes to Tilos.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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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

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

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:20 04:40 4 hours 20 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 03:00 07:30 4 hours 30 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 04:40 07:15 2 hours 35 minutes Thu
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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