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The Santorini to Kos route is operated by one ferry company with currently only one sailing per week.It connects the Cyclades with the Aegean islands. The sailing time is 5 hours and 35 minutes.
Currently, this route is only operated by Blue Star Ferries.
Ferries from Santorini to Kos are normally only available during the summer months. This route is only operated by conventional ferries.
The distance from Santorini to Kos ports by ferry is 172 kilometres, that's about 107 miles or 93 nautical miles. However, the exact distance may depend on the route you take.
You can travel as a foot passenger or with your vehicle on this route.
The cheapest price for a one way crossing by foot in the summer is about 41 euros, and for a car with one person about 133.50 euros
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Santorini to Kos ferry timetable
- 1 Sailing Weekly 5 hrs 35 mins
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Why visit Santorini?
- Enjoy the sunset with a cockail in Fira or the quiter area of Oia
- Visit the Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri
- Be amazed by the Minoan frescoes in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera
- Visit the stunning and unusual Red Beach
- Go on a day trip to the volcanic caldera island of Thirassia
Why visit Kos?
- Go see the tree of Hippocrates. It's in the town near the port
- Visit the impressive Roman amphitheatre just behind Kos town
- Visit the medieval settlement of Palio Pyli on side of Mount Dikeos
- Have fun renting a bike. Kos town is quite flat and great fun to see on bike. Outside town there are also lots of trails to explore
- Visit the hot springs in Therma beach. Some people swear by the healing qualities of the mud
Santorini address & GPS
Port of Santorini, Santorini, 84700, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22860 22239
Fax: +30 22860 23569
25.428 ° N, 36.386 ° E
Kos address & GPS
Port of Kos, Kos Town, 85300, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22420 26594
Fax: +30 22420 24185
27.2903 ° N, 36.8983 ° E
Frequently asked questions for Santorini to Kos ferries
Can I get an e-ticket for ferries on this route?
Yes, with your reservation number and the access code you can visit the website of Blue star Ferries 48 hours before your trip and do the web check-in.
Where can I collect my tickets?
In the port of Santorini, you will find ticket booths for all the ferry companies. If you see a booth is closed when you arrive, don't worry, it will open before your ferry arrives. You can also get your ticket printed in Thira town where you will find plenty of agencies. Go to a central agency and you won't pay to have your ticket printed. There will be a sign outside the door or you'll be referred there by the agency.
If you go to a non-central agency may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.
What do I need to print my tickets?
If you don't get an e-ticket you will have to print your ticket. To get your ticket printed make sure you have a printout or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example, your passport or your ID card.
How much do Santorini-Kos tickets cost?
Route: Santorini to Kos:
Average one-way cost per person traveling on foot in July: €41
How long does the crossing take and how far is it?
The crossing time from Santorini to Kos with Blue Star Ferries takes 5 hours and 35 minutes.
What ferry companies operate on this route?
Ferry company operating on this route is Blue Star Ferries.
When should I arrive at the port?
- On foot:
Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
- By car:
Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Can I take my dog or cat with me?
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
- On conventional ferries
If you are traveling on the conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this is at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box.
The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
- On fast ferries or catamarans
Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
Can I pay by PayPal or debit card?
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
Can I take my bicycle with me and what do I have to do?
You can take your bike with you for free Santorini to Kos if you travel on large ships such as those from the company Blue Star Ferries. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Santorini can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Latest prices for Santorini to Kos
Latest booked prices
- Booked: 19/04/2021
- Travel: 07/05/2021 - 13/05/2022
- People: Two foot passengers
Average price chart
Prices from Santorini to Kos can vary throughout the year, to help you make your mind up when might be the best time to travel, take a look at our average price chart of fares throughout the year. The prices are based on one person travelling as a foot-passenger.
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Useful numbers for Santorini and Kos
- Santorini Police Station: +30 22860 22649
- Health Centre: +30 22863 60300
- Port Authority: +30 22860 22239
- Bus Service: +30 22860 25404
- Santorini Airport: +30 2286 028400
- Kos Police Station: +30 22420 28211
- Kos Hospital: +30 22420 22300
- Kos Port Authority: +30 22420 26594
- Kos Bus Service: +30 22420 22292
- Kos Airport: +30 22420 56000
Have you taken a ferry on the Santorini Kos route? How was your experience? How were the facilities? The staff? The buildings? Were there delays? Was embarkation and disembarkation well organised? Please share your opinon and review of travelling from Santorini to Kos.
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July 21, 2022
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An old style ferry but comfortable. Could do with a rennovation. Nice restaruant on board. Not too expensive which is a nice change for ferries. Only about 40 minutes late on arrival. Which is good for Greece. Would recommend. A lot cheaper than flying and probably quicker too if you have to go back to Athens.
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Book in advance - Generally, the lowest fares are available when you book in advance. So book as early as possible before your travel date.
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What is the cheapest month to travel to Greece? ›
Cheapest Time to Visit Greece
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Blue Star Ferries serves routes to the islands of the Cyclades such as Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos, the Dodecanese such as Rhodes and Kos and the Northeast Aegean such as Lesvos and Samos.What ferries leave Santorini? ›
Travelers can book a ferry from the port of Santorini to Naxos, Piraeus/ Athens, Milos, Rethymnon/ Crete, Paros and Anafi. Ferry services to the above mentioned destinations are provided on a seasonal basis. Minoan Lines and Sea Jets offer Santorini ferry crossings seasonally to Mykonos, Ios and Heraklion/ Crete.Which Greek island is cheapest? ›
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Kos or Cos (/kɒs, kɔːs/; Greek: Κως [kos]) is a Greek island, part of the Dodecanese island chain in the southeastern Aegean Sea.
Is Kos a nice Greek island? ›
The island of Kos is known for its magnificent beaches and its crystal clear water. In fact, if you are looking for heavenly beaches, the island of Kos is the ideal destination for you.Should I print my ferry ticket? ›
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You'll need to arrive between an hour and 30 minutes before your scheduled sailing time.Do your bags get checked on a ferry? ›
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Greece trip cost
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