Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra
Tickets, Prices, Schedules & Times
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?
Yes, there are usually around 7 daily ferry crossings from Piraeus to Hydra during peak season. The route is normally serviced by high-speed ferries.
The ferry company Blue Star Ferries normally operates on this route. Occasionally, there are also crossings serviced by Alpha Lines.
Am I allowed to travel to Hydra from Athens?
Yes, traveling to Hydra from Athens (Piraeus) by ferry is possible. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry traveling in Greece, and get ready for your trip!
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?
During the high season, there are usually 7 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra. The earliest ferry departs from Piraeus at 08:00 and arrives in Hydra around 09:30. The latest ferry departs at 22:00, arriving in Hydra at 23:30.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Athens (Piraeus) - Hydra crossing on Ferryhopper.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?
The Athens to Hydra ferry price ranges from €35 to €37.The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type or the ferry company.
On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry trip to Hydra from Athens (Piraeus). Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.
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Traveling from Athens to Hydra by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
- Students of Greek Public Universities
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.
Ferry route info
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?
The Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra ferry duration is 1 hr 30 min on average. The travel time varies depending on weather conditions and the type of vessel that you choose.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?
Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Athens to Hydra. The fastest ferry to Hydra reaches the island in 1 hr.
What's the distance between Athens and Hydra?
The distance between Hydra and Athens is approximately 37 nautical miles (about 68km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens to Hydra
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra:
- The port of Piraeus can be quite busy, especially in the summer. We recommend arriving at the port 90 min before your departure, especially if you are traveling with a vehicle.
- Many ferries departing from the port of Piraeus to Hydra make a stop at the island of Poros.
- Island hopping around Hydra is a great idea! Check our Map of ferries to discover ferry connections from Hydra to nearby islands such as Spetses, Aegina and Poros.
- If you’re looking for a brief gateway, consider planning a day trip from Athens to Hydra. Find more ideas about day trips from Athens on Ferryhopper.
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra
You can catch a ferry to Hydra from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15km south of the city center of Athens and 45km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.
You can easily get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi and public transport, including bus, metro and suburban railway.
Ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra normally depart from Gate E8. We suggest that you always check your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information on departure gates.
Can I travel on the Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra ferry with a car?
You cannot bring your car on the ferry to Hydra from Athens, as the circulation of motor vehicles on the island is prohibited. Instead, you can get around on foot or by water taxi.
Ferry companies are usually quite flexible regarding luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Hydra.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend luggage up to 50kg to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
The trip to Hydra isn’t very long and most ferries don’t have cabins. For extra comfort during the journey, you can book a numbered seat.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Hydra from Athens (Piraeus) depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra
You can easily book Hydra ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Hydra from Athens (Piraeus) with just a few clicks.