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Athens to Hydra Ferry

The Athens to Hydra ferry is available with 3 operators and runs all year round. The ferry route from Athens to Hydra takes around 1 hour and 53 minutes on most ferries operating this crossing. The duration for the Athens to Hydra ferry can vary between 1 hour 20 minutes and 2 hours depending on the operator that you decide to book with.

Athens to Hydra Ferry Timetables

There are 15 ferries per week from Athens to Hydra. Hellenic Seaways offer up to 5 sailings per day, Alpha Lines offer up to 13 weekly sailings and Anes Ferries offer up to 4 weekly sailings. Please note that the number of sailings usually increase during the high season.

Athens to Hydra Ferry Times

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

Fast Ferry Athens to Hydra

Alpha Lines provide the fastest ferry from Athens to Hydra in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

How much is a fast ferry from Athens to Hydra?

A fast ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra usually costs approximately $170.

Can you book cabins on the Athens Hydra Ferry?

Passengers are able to book cabins on the Athens to Hydra ferry with Hellenic Seaways.

Are pets allowed on the Athens ferry to Hydra?

Yes, Hellenic Seaways and Anes Ferries welcopme pets on their ferries 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 you take on the Athens 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

The price of a ferry from Athens to 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 be aware that prices do not include booking fees.

Cheap Ferry Athens Hydra

Discover the cheapest ferry tickets available by using our deal finder. We suggest that you book in advance to guarantee yourself the best possible prices and availability on the Hydra ferry.

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.

Athens to Hydra Day Trip

You can take a day trip from Athens to Hydra by ferry. The earliest ferry departs Athens at 07:25 and arrives in Hydra at around 11:35. This gives you lots of time to explore the island before your scheduled departure. However, we recommend 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 A$243*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 41
Average Sailing Duration 1h 44m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 10m
First Ferry 08:00
Last Ferry 19:30
Distance 34 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 2h 05m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

    The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 155 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Hydra?

    Piraeus to Hydra is operated by 3 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Hellenic Seaways
    • Anes Ferries
    • Alpha Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Hydra?

    Ferries from Piraeus to Hydra are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Piraeus to Hydra with
    • Hellenic Seaways
    • Anes Ferries
    • Alpha Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

    No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Hellenic Seaways
    • Anes Ferries
  • How far is Hydra from Piraeus?

    The distance between Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 34 nautical miles.

Athens (Piraeus) 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 area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

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. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.


Hydra Guide

Hydra is a Greek island that lies in the Saronic Gulf and is a popular destination for visiting Athenians for the weekend due to its proximity to the Greek capital. The island's main town, also called Hydra, is built on the slopes of a hill around the port and is an impressive site. Quite unique to Hydra is that all cars and other motor vehicles are prohibited throughout the island and therefore all journeys must be made on foot, by boat or by donkey. The island's beaches, which a very popular with visitors, are mainly small coves and have crystal clear waters and tend to be surrounded by green vegetation. Perhaps the best and prettiest beaches on the island are Agios Nikolaos, Bitsi, Vlichos and Kaminia.

ferry services using the island's port depart to Piraeus with a journey time of 1 hour by high speed ferry and 3 to 3 hours and 3 minutes by conventional ferry. Hydra is also connected to the other islands in the Saronic Gulf and also with Porto Cheli.


Piraeus to Hydra Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Alpha Lines 09:30 11:20 1 hour 50 minutes Everyday
Hellenic Seaways 10:00 11:45 1 hour 45 minutes Thu
Hellenic Seaways 10:00 12:00 2 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 13:00 14:50 1 hour 50 minutes Everyday
Hellenic Seaways 18:15 20:15 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 20:15 22:10 1 hour 55 minutes Mon

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