Boat departing from the port of Hydra

Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Hydra by ferry

There are at least 2 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra year-round. Tickets to Hydra start at €28. Find the latest information about this route in our ferry guide.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Hydra*

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

You can catch a ferry from Piraeus to Hydra throughout the year. Usually, there are 2 daily ferry crossings from the port of Piraeus in Athens to Hydra, mostly serviced by high-speed ferries. Ferry company Blue Star Ferries normally operates on this route. Occasionally, there are also routes serviced by Anes Ferries.

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.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

Normally, ferries traveling from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra are high-speed. The fastest ferry to Hydra makes the trip in 1 hr.

How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

The Athens (Piraeus) - Hydra ferry price ranges from approximately €28 to €35. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, as well as seat and vessel type.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

There are 2 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra year round. The earliest ferry departs from Piraeus at 08:00 and arrives in Hydra around 09:30, while the latest scheduled trip to Hydra from Athens is usually at 22:00, arriving around 23:30.

There may be up to 5 daily ferry crossings to Hydra between July and September.

Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra on our fare search engine.

What’s the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Hydra?

The distance between the port of Piraeus and Hydra is 37 nautical miles (approximately 68km).

Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

You can easily book cheap Athens (Piraeus) - Hydra ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. Find information about available routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries and book ferry tickets from Athens to Hydra in just 4 clicks!

The port of Hydra

Boats at the quaint port of Hydra

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra:

  • The port of Piraeus can get quite busy in the summer, so we recommend that you arrive at least 1 hr 30 min before departure.
  • Many ferries departing from the port of Piraeus to Hydra, stop at the island of Poros before continuing the trip.
  • Hydra is a popular destination for weekend getaways. We recommend that you book your accommodation and ferry tickets well in advance.  
  • You can go island hopping from Hydra to neighboring islands, such as Spetses, Aegina and Poros. Plan your itinerary and book you ferry tickets for the Saronic Gulf on Ferryhopper.
  • Hydra is a car-free island! You can get around the island via water taxis, bicycles and on foot. 
  • Traveling to Hydra is a great idea for a day trip from Athens. Find more ideas about day trips from Athens at our blog post.
  • For more information about the trip to Hydra and departure times, do not hesitate to contact the Ferryhopper Customer Support Team!

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra

You can catch the 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 get to the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as public transport, including bus, metro and suburban railway.

Ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra normally depart from Gate E8. Ferryhopper suggests that you always check your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information on departure gates, as they can change.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies are usually quite flexible when it comes to 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.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items. 

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


High-speed ferries traveling from the port of Piraeus to Hydra do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats for a more comfortable journey.

Daily ferries from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Hydra