Rhodes
Kalymnos
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Ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos

There are usually 1 daily and 11 weekly sailings between Rhodes and Kalymnos. 2 operators sail this route Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways and runs throughout the year. Rhodes Kalymnos ferries cost between £31 and £150, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Rhodes Kalymnos ferries.

Rhodes Kalymnos Ferry Times

The earliest Rhodes Kalymnos ferry sailings typically depart Rhodes at around 07:00. The last ferry usually departs at 18:15.

How long is the ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Rhodes Kalymnos Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 4h 7m. The fastest sailings are approximately 2h 45m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Rhodes Kalymnos Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 1 daily sailings and up to 11 weekly ferry sailings from Rhodes to Kalymnos. These sailings are provided by Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Rhodes Kalymnos Ferry Prices

Rhodes Kalymnos ferry prices typically range between £31* and £150*. The average price is typically £77*. The cheapest Rhodes Kalymnos ferry prices start from £16*. The average price for a foot passenger is £71*. The average price for a car is £190*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

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

Can I travel by car on the Rhodes Kalymnos ferry?

Yes, Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways allow cars on board ferries between Rhodes and Kalymnos. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Rhodes and Kalymnos.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways between Rhodes and Kalymnos.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Rhodes to Kalymnos with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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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 £77*
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 ferry crossing time from Rhodes to Kalymnos is approximately 3h 37m. 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Rhodes to Kalymnos ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Kalymnos is £77. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Kalymnos?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Book ferries from Rhodes to Kalymnos 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 Rhodes to Kalymnos?

Yes, you can 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 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
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways

How far is Kalymnos from Rhodes?

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

Rhodes Kalymnos 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"

    Perfect.

    '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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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

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


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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