Symi
Kos
Ferries to Dodecanese Islands
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Symi Kos Ferry

The Symi Kos ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Dodecanese Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Dodekanisos Seaways service runs up to 6 times per week with a sailing duration of around 1 hour 25 minutes while the Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 4 times per week with a duration from 2 hours 10 minutes.

So that’s a combined 10 sailings on offer per week on the Symi Kos route between Dodecanese Islands and Dodecanese Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Symi to Kos?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Symi to Kos is approximately 1h 47m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Symi to Kos?

The average price of a ferry from Symi to Kos is approximately 31 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Symi to Kos can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Kos?

There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Symi to Kos. The following operators that provide this service are
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Symi to Kos?

Ferries from Symi to Kos are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

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

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

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Symi to Kos with the following operators
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

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

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Kos from Symi?

Symi to Kos is approximately 36 nautical miles distance apart.

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Dodecanese Islands and is located around 40 km to the north west of the island of Rhodes and 420 km from the Port of Piraeus. Symi's closest neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island's terrain is mainly mountainous and its coastline is made up of either beaches and secluded coves, or rocky cliffs. Located on the north east coast of the island is its main town, also called Symi. The lower town is the area around the harbour, called Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. There isn't a great deal to see or do on the island, and this is perhaps where its charm is. Apart from lazing on the beach or swimming in its crystal clear waters the Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis, which is an early 18th century Greek Orthodox monastery built on the coast in the south west of the country, is worth visiting. Overlooking Ano Symi is the Kastro which was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Quite a bit of the structure remains and there are also signs of an ancient citadel on which two later castles were built.


Kos Guide

Kos is a Greek island that lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is situated to the south of the island of Kalymnos and to the north of the island of Nisyros. The island, which is only around 3 miles off the Turkish coast and sits in the Keramiko Gulf, or the Kos Gulf, is the third largest of the Dodecanese islands. Kos is a well known and popular holiday destination where visitors go to enjoy the island's beaches. Kos was also one of the first Greek islands to recognise the benefits of tourism to its economy and as a result many hotels were built along the island's long and sandy coastline in the east and south. Cycling is a popular activity on Kos as the island's terrain is quite flat and because there are many bicycle hire outlets throughout the island along with some dedicated cycle paths between some of the larger hotels.

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 to Kos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-05-27 and 2024-06-02


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:55 10:20 1 hour 25 minutes Tue, Fri, Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 09:00 10:30 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 20:05 2 hours 35 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 21:50 4 hours 20 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 19:40 23:59 4 hours 19 minutes Sat

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