There are 8 ways to get from Thessaloniki to Kos by plane, car ferry, train, bus, ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Kos  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Kos (KGS) SKG - KGS

$70 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus, Catamaran  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Keşan
  2. Take the bus from Keşan to Aydın
  3. Take the bus from Aydın to Bodrum
  4. Take the Catamaran from Bodrum to Kos

$47 - $74

6 alternative options

Fly to Rhodes, car ferry  •  7 h 48 min

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

$63 - $215

Fly to Santorini, car ferry  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Santorini (JTR) SKG - JTR
  2. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Kos

$100 - $381

Train, car ferry  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Θεσσαλονίκη - Αθήνα
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Kos

$87 - $162

Ferry, car ferry  •  21 h 45 min

  1. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Syros Aqua Blue
  2. Take the car ferry from Syros to Kos

$107 - $207

Bus, car ferry  •  22 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Kavala
  2. Take the car ferry from Kavala to Vathy, Samos
  3. Take the car ferry from Vathy, Samos to Kos

$120 - $291

Drive, ferry  •  16 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Thessaloniki to Turgutreis
  2. Take the ferry from Turgutreis to Kos

$211 - $305

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thessaloniki to Kos is to bus and Catamaran which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 21 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Thessaloniki to Kos is to fly which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Thessaloniki to Kos. However, there are services departing from Thessaloniki and arriving at Kos via Syros. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 45 min.

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The distance between Thessaloniki and Kos is 563 km.

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The best way to get from Thessaloniki to Kos without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 18 h 51 min and costs 70€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Thessaloniki to Kos, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Thessaloniki Airport to Kos Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Astra Airlines and Olympic Air offer flights from Thessaloniki Airport to Kos Airport.

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There are 726+ hotels available in Kos. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Thessaloniki to Kos.
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  • Distance: 351.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

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

Astra Airlines and Olympic Air fly from Thessaloniki to Kos 3 times a day.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kos via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Thessaloniki to Rhodes via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini via Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Astra Airlines
Website
astra-airlines.gr
Flights from Thessaloniki to Kos
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $390
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Kamil Koc
Phone
+90 224 294 55 62
Website
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Keşan
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
Bus from Aydın to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
kamilkoc.com.tr
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Keşan to Aydın
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $24
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Aydin to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
KTEL Kavalas
Phone
(+30) 2510.222294
Email
info@ktelkavalas.gr
Website
ktelkavalas.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Kavala
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ktelkavalas.gr
Ferry operators
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Rhodos to Kos
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $90
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$70 - $90
CABIN A3 outside
$55 - $65
CABIN A4 outside
$55 - $65
Economy
$24 - $28
Car ferry from Santorini to Kos
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $100
CABIN A3 outside
$60 - $75
CABIN A4 outside
$60 - $75
Economy
$34 - $40
Car ferry from Piraeus to Kos
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$85 - $120
CABIN A3 outside
$80 - $95
CABIN A4 outside
$80 - $95
Economy
$55 - $65
Car ferry from Syros to Kos
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$65 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$65 - $80
Economy
$39 - $45
Car ferry from Vathy, Samos to Kos
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$75 - $100
CABIN A3 outside
$60 - $70
CABIN A4 outside
$60 - $70
Economy
$32 - $37
Dodekanisos Seaways
Website
12ne.gr
Car ferry from Rhodos to Kos
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
12ne.gr
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
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Syros
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$85 - $120
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Kavala to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$75 - $170
Business
$162
4 bed inside cabin
$100
Bodrum Ferryboat
Website
bodrumferryboat.com
Ferry from Turgutreis to Kos
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
bodrumferryboat.com

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