Athens (Piraeus)
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Ferry from Athens to Hydra

The Athens to Hydra ferry route is provided by 3 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Athens to Hydra is approximately 1 hour and 53 minutes on ferries servicing this route. The duration for the Athens to Hydra ferry can range between 1 hour 20 minutes and 2 hours depending on the operator you are sailing with.

Athens to Hydra Ferry Schedule

There are 15 weekly sailings from Athens to Hydra. Alpha Lines provide up to 13 weekly crossings, Hellenic Seaways provide up to 5 daily crossings and Anes Ferries provide up to 4 weekly sailings. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Athens to Hydra Ferry Time

The first ferry departs Athens around 08:30 and the last ferry departs at around 19:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Hydra

The fastest ferry from Athens to Hydra is with Alpha Lines in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

What is the price of a fast ferry from Athens to Hydra?

The fastest ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra usually cost around $167.

Can I reserve a cabin on the Athens to Hydra Ferry?

Yes, passengers can book a cabin on the Athens ferry to Hydra with Hellenic Seaways.

Can I bring pets on the Athens Hydra ferry?

Yes, Hellenic Seaways and Anes Ferries allow pets onboard the ferry from Athens to Hydra. Please ensure that your pets have been fully vaccinated and you have proof of such with a health certificate. Pets must also be on a leash when walking around the ship.

How much luggage can I bring on the Piraeus to Hydra ferry?

Those sailing with Hellenic Seaways, Anes Ferries and Alpha Lines can take up to 50 kilograms per passenger at no additional cost. Items of value can be delivered for safekeeping to the ship’s Purser’s Office.

Athens to Hydra Ferry Price

Ferry price from Athens – Hydra can range between $82 and $280 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $160, prices can range between $82 and $280. All ferry prices can vary from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days. Please note that prices are exclusive of booking fees.

Cheap Ferry to Hydra from Athens

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. We recommend that you book in advance for the best possible prices and availability.

How to get from Athens to Hydra

The best way to travel from Athens to Hydra is by ferry. With up to 6 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there is an alternative ferry to Hydra if you require additional flexibility.

Can I travel in first class from Athens to Hydra?

First class is available on ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra with Alpha Lines and Hellenic Seaways.

Can I take a day trip from Athens to Hydra?

Yes, you can take a day trip by ferry. The earliest ferry leaves Athens at 07:25 and arrives in Hydra at 11:35. This gives you plenty of time to explore the island before heading back. However, we suggest that you stay overnight to make your trip worthwhile.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Athens to Saronic Islands page.
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Athens (Piraeus) - Hydra Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Alpha Lines, Anes Ferries & Hellenic Seaways
Average Price $175*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 44
Average Sailing Duration 1h 41m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 10m
First Ferry 08:30
Last Ferry 20:30
Distance 34 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 1h 55m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Hydra is approximately $176. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Piraeus to Hydra can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Hydra?

There are currently 4 popular ferry operators travelling from Piraeus to Hydra. The following operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anes Ferries
  • Alpha Lines
  • Magic Sea Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Hydra?

Ferries from Piraeus to Hydra are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

How far is Hydra from Piraeus?

Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 34 nautical miles distance apart.

Piraeus to Hydra Ferry Guide

Piraeus Ferry Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban sprawl. Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy.

As the Piraeus port is situated only 12km southwest of Athens city centre, you can easily get there via car or public transport. Simply follow Line 1 (Green Line) for approximately 30 minutes until you arrive at Monastiraki station. There is also the 040-bus available from Syntagma Square, which will take you within walking distance of the passenger terminals. Please head in the direction of gates E1 to E10 upon arrival in order to locate your ferry.

Passengers arriving at Piraeus ferry port can expect to find a huge range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, duty free shops, ATMs, currency exchange offices and lounges. There is also the X96 bus which transports passengers between gates E1 to E9 throughout the day as well as taxi ranks.

How to get from Athens to Hydra

The most convenient way of travelling from Athens to Hydra is by ferry. There is a range of conventional and high speed ferries available with a sailing time of 1 hour and 10 minutes, making it such a quick and easy method of exploring Greece. Prices start from $79.

Hydra Ferry Guide

Located in the Saronic Islands in the Aegean Sea, between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf, the Greek island of Hydra is separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strip of water. The island's main town, Hydra Port, is home to the island's harbour which can be found nestled amongst a number of restaurants, markets, shops and galleries, all of which cater for visiting tourists.

As vehicles are strictly prohibited on the island, Hydra ferry port is only accessible on foot or by water taxi. Passengers arriving at the port of Hydra can expect to find a range of facilities within close distance including supermarkets, ATMs, lounges, pharmacies, restaurants and bars. The address of the port is 180 40, Greece.

Piraeus to Hydra Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 6/10/2024 and 6/16/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Magic Sea Ferries 08:25 09:55 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 08:30 10:10 1 hour 40 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 08:30 10:15 1 hour 45 minutes Mon
Alpha Lines 09:30 10:40 1 hour 10 minutes Sat, Sun
Alpha Lines 09:30 10:50 1 hour 20 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Hellenic Seaways 10:00 11:40 1 hour 40 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 10:00 12:00 2 hours Mon
Alpha Lines 11:00 12:50 1 hour 50 minutes Mon
Hellenic Seaways 12:00 13:40 1 hour 40 minutes Mon
Hellenic Seaways 13:00 14:45 1 hour 45 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 13:45 14:55 1 hour 10 minutes Sun
Alpha Lines 14:40 16:25 1 hour 45 minutes Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 15:00 16:10 1 hour 10 minutes Mon
Alpha Lines 15:00 16:20 1 hour 20 minutes Sat
Magic Sea Ferries 16:10 17:35 1 hour 25 minutes Fri, Sat, Sun
Alpha Lines 16:15 17:35 1 hour 20 minutes Mon
Magic Sea Ferries 16:25 17:50 1 hour 25 minutes Mon
Hellenic Seaways 16:30 18:10 1 hour 40 minutes Sat
Hellenic Seaways 17:30 18:40 1 hour 10 minutes Mon, Sat
Hellenic Seaways 17:30 19:30 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Hellenic Seaways 18:00 19:45 1 hour 45 minutes Sun
Hellenic Seaways 19:30 21:30 2 hours Everyday
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