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There are 5 ways to get from Athens to Kos by car ferry, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Kos

$54 - $124

Cheapest option

Bus, Catamaran  •  31 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
  3. Take the Catamaran from Bodrum to Kos

$52 - $84

3 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  20 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Bodrum
  2. Take the car ferry from Bodrum to Kos

$298 - $418

Fly to Kos  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Kos (KGS) ATH - KGS

$58 - $174

Fly to Rhodes, car ferry  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Rhodes (RHO) ATH - RHO
  2. Take the car ferry from Rhodos to Kos

$53 - $188

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Kos is to bus and Catamaran which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 31 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Kos is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Athens and Kos is 338 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Kos without a car is to car ferry which takes 13 h 13 min and costs 45€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 13 h 13 min to get from Athens to Kos, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Kos Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Athens Airport to Kos Airport.

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There are 555+ hotels available in Kos. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Kos.
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  • Distance: 211.1 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 13 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Kos, Greece?

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Kos 5 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kos
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Athens to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Kos
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Athens to Istanbul Otogar
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogar to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Kos
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$85 - $120
CABIN A3 outside
$80 - $90
CABIN A4 outside
$80 - $90
Economy
$50 - $60
Car ferry from Rhodos to Kos
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $90
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$65 - $90
CABIN A3 outside
$50 - $65
CABIN A4 outside
$50 - $65
Economy
$24 - $28
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Phone
+90 (252) 412 22 90 – 91
Email
reservation@yesilmarmaris.com
Website
yesilmarmarislines.com
Ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Website
Yeşil Marmaris Lines
Turkish Sealines
Phone
+90 252 316 22 22
Email
reservation@turkishsealines.com
Website
turkishsealines.com.tr
Car ferry from Bodrum to Kos
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr
Dodekanisos Seaways
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Rhodos to Kos
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
12ne.gr

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