Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra Ferry

The Piraeus Hydra ferry route connects Athens in mainland Greece to the Saronic Islands and is available for booking throughout the entire year. There are currently 2 ferry companies that operate this service from Athens to Hydra. While Alpha Lines provide up to 14 weekly crossings, Blue Star Ferries provide up to 4 daily crossings departing for Hydra. The total distance between the Piraeus port and the Hydra port is around 37 nautical miles (68km), with Alpha Lines offering the fastest sailing time in 1 hour and 20 minutes, making the ferry from Athens to Hydra a perfect day trip for tourists looking to explore the neighbouring Greek Islands.

Choose between 42 ferries from Athens to Hydra every week, with up to 6 sailings available per day. This ferry service is exclusively for foot passengers only since Hydra is a car-free island. However, there are plenty of alternative ferries to Greece that accommodate vehicles.

How to get to Hydra from Athens?

As the Piraeus port is situated only 12km southwest of Athens city centre, catching a ferry is one of the easiest ways to reach Hydra. Take advantage of the metro by following Line 1 (Green Line) for 30 minutes until you arrive at Monastiraki station, which is only a short walk from the passenger terminals. Otherwise, you can get the 040 bus from Syntagma Square in the city centre.

Are cars allowed onboard this service?

Alpha Lines and Blue Star Ferries only allow foot passengers onboard their ships from Athens to Hydra. Therefore, we suggest looking for other Greek ferry routes if you are bringing your own vehicle.

Piraeus to Hydra sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Piraeus - Hydra Ferry Operators

  • Hellenic Seaways
    • 4 Sailings Daily 1 hr 35 min
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  • Alpha Lines
    • 14 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 20 min
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Piraeus Hydra Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers on this route. Prices shown are per person.

How long does the Ferry to Hydra from Piraeus take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 1 hour and 30 minutes, to 1 hour and 40 minutes, to 2 hours, to 3 hours and 30 minutes, and this variation is caused by numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, different ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.

Piraeus to Hydra Ferry Prices

Prices for the Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferry may change depending on the season you want to travel. Cheap ferry tickets are typically available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Hydra from Piraeus?

You are currently not able to take your car with you, as Hydra is a fully car free island.

Piraeus to Hydra Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 39 ferries running per week, with 5 ferries running per day provided by Hellenic Seaways, and 4 ferries running per week provided by Anes Ferries, so there is not one single ferry timetable here. Indeed, ferry timetables can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.