Taking the ferry from Athens to Kos, you approach the third biggest Dodecanese Island, a place that has offers diversity, from crowded places to secluded spots!
Kos is one of the most popular destinations of the Dodecanese Island complex.
Kos island lies between the islands of Nisyros and Kalymnos, close to the coasts of Asia Minor. A perfect area for holidays. It is the greenest and most fertile island of the group and the second most touristy and popular island after cosmopolitan Rhodes.There is a regular ferry to Kos island from Piraeus port, the main port of Athens. There are 2 ports in Kos, one in the main town and one in Mastihari.
Depart for the beautiful Dodecanese Island of Kos and book your tickets in advance as ferry tickets tend to run our quickly!
Athens to Kos ferry distance
The ferry distance between the port of Piraeus in Athens and Kos is 187 nautical miles (approximately 346km).
Athens to Kos ferry time
The ferry time from Athens to Kos takes approx. from 9 hr to 14 hr.
Athens to Kos ferry schedule
There is normally at least 1 daily ferry crossing from Piraeus to Kos throughout the year. Frequency increases during the summer, with 2 ferries departing on certain days.
The earliest ferry from Athens to Kos departs at around 13.00 and arrives at 00:30. The latest departure is usually at midnight, with the ferry arriving at about 11:30 in the morning.
Helpful information for your ferry trip from Athens to Kos
- Make sure to be in Piraeus port at least one hour before departure in order to have enough time to reach the appropriate gate for check-in and embarkation
- In the port of Piraeus, the gate from where ferries leave for Kos is the E1
- In our Kos page you will be able to find information about public transport and how you can reach the port
- Use our online booking system to check the available timetables, compare prices and book the route, vessel and accommodation on board you prefer