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There are 6 ways to get from Athens to Kos by car ferry, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Kos

43€ - 113€

5 alternative options

Bus, Catamaran  •  30h 42m

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

58€ - 72€

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 44m

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

265€ - 371€

Fly to Kos  •  4h 7m

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

57€ - 184€

Fly to Leros, car ferry  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Leros (LRS) ATH - LRS
  2. Take the car ferry from Leros to Kos

129€ - 304€

Fly to Rhodes, car ferry  •  8h 17m

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

70€ - 203€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Kos is to bus and Catamaran which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 30h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Kos is to fly which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 4h 7m.

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The distance between Athens and Kos is 337 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Kos without a car is to car ferry which takes 11h 15m and costs 40€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 11h 15m 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 50 min.

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

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There are 789+ hotels available in Kos. Prices start at 87€ 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 10€.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Kos.
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  • Distance: 336.9 km
  • Duration: 11h 15m

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

Olympic Air and Sky Express fly from Athens to Kos every 4 hours.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Kos
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
Flights from Athens to Leros
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 400€
Flights from Athens to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Flights from Athens to Rhodes via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Kos
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
13h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 22€
Website
MetroTurizm
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Kos
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 110€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
58€ - 62€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
70€ - 90€
Economy
40€ - 55€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
65€ - 80€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
85€ - 110€
Car ferry from Leros to Kos
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
45€ - 49€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
50€ - 65€
Economy
22€ - 28€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
40€ - 50€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
60€ - 75€
Car ferry from Rhodos to Kos
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 80€
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
47€ - 50€
2 Bed Inside Cabin
55€ - 70€
Economy
25€ - 35€
4 Bed Outside Cabin
45€ - 55€
2 Bed Lux Cabin
60€ - 80€
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
Once daily
Estimated price
22€
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
25€
Schedules at
turkishsealines.com.tr
Dodekanisos Seaways
Phone
+30 22410 70590
Email
info@12ne.gr
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Leros to Kos
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Dodekanisos Seaways
Car ferry from Rhodos to Kos
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 30€
Website
Dodekanisos Seaways

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