Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra

Tickets, Prices, Schedules & Times

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Hydra operate throughout the year. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Piraeus) to Hydra

Athens (port of Piraeus) Hydra Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 09:30 Last trip: 16:15 Average duration: 1h 35m Price range: 38.00 € - 52.00 €
Hydra Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 13:00 Last trip: 19:15 Average duration: 1h 35m Price range: 38.00 € - 52.00 €
Ferry companies ALPHA LINES

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

Yes, there are daily ferry crossings from Piraeus to Hydra all year round with up to 7 daily crossings during summer. Ferry routes to Hydra are normally operated by high-speed ferries: Hellenic Seaways and Alpha Lines.

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

During the high season, there are usually up to 7 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra. The earliest ferry departs from Piraeus at 09:30 and arrives in Hydra around 11:20. The latest ferry departs at 20:15, arriving in Hydra at 22:10.

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 €36 to €40. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type or the ferry company. 


On Ferryhopper, you can find all the available offers for the ferry trip to Hydra from Athens (Piraeus). Check out all the available ferry routes, find great offers and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

For more info, have a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals


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 or ISIC card holders
  • 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.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, make sure to check your departure time before your trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

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 10 min.

What's the distance between Athens and Hydra?

The distance between Hydra and Athens is approximately 37 nautical miles (about 68 km).

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 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km 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 Luggage

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 50 kg 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.

Pet travel

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.

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.