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Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra

There are usually 6 daily and 44 weekly sailings between Athens (Piraeus) and Hydra. 3 operators sail this route Alpha Lines, Anes Ferries & Hellenic Seaways and runs throughout the year. Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferries cost between £65 and £234, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferries.

Athens (Piraeus) Hydra Ferry Times

The earliest Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferry sailings typically depart Athens (Piraeus) at around 08:30. The last ferry usually departs at 20:30.

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

Athens (Piraeus) Hydra Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 1h 41m. The fastest sailings are approximately 1h 10m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Athens (Piraeus) Hydra Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 6 daily sailings and up to 44 weekly ferry sailings from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra. These sailings are provided by Alpha Lines, Anes Ferries & Hellenic Seaways. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Athens (Piraeus) Hydra Ferry Prices

Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferry prices typically range between £65* and £234*. The average price is typically £138*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferry prices start from £33*. The average price for a foot passenger is £138*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

The distance between Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra is approximately 39.5 miles (63.5km) or 34.3 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Athens (Piraeus) and Hydra

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Alpha Lines, Anes Ferries, Hellenic Seaways between Athens (Piraeus) and Hydra.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra with Anes Ferries, Hellenic Seaways. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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 £138*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 44
Average Sailing Duration 1h 41m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 10m
First Ferry 08:30
Last Ferry 20:30
Distance 34 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 2h 05m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

Piraeus to Hydra ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Hydra is £133. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Hydra?

There are 3 popular ferry operators for Piraeus to Hydra. These are
  • Hellenic Seaways
  • Anes Ferries
  • Alpha Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Hydra?

Book ferries from Piraeus to Hydra through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

Yes, you can 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, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Hellenic Seaways
  • Anes Ferries

How far is Hydra from Piraeus?

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

Athens (Piraeus) Hydra Ferry reviews

  • "Cannot fault"

    Cannot fault them, prompt arrival at the quay, efficiently docked and boarded by professional staff who knew what they were doing, crossing was smooth and on time, definitely recommend

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  • "Excellent service. "

    Staff were excellent. All wearing masks and reminding passengers to wear masks. Vessel was extremely clean. Trip was punctual. I didn’t have anything to eat but looked like a good range of snacks available. 

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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  • "Ferry On time. Both Ways"

    The ferry was ontime on our round trip passage in Greece. the staff is amazingly fast in loading and unloading passengers. and very helpful

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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  • "Feedback"

    Excellent . Unbelievable how punctual and efficient the ferry workings are 

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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Athens (Piraeus) Guide

Unraveling the tapestry of Greece's rich history, Athens promises a mosaic of unforgettable experiences. From the iconic Parthenon, perched atop the Acropolis, to the vibrant Plaka neighborhood brimming with charming cafes and shops, the city is an intriguing blend of ancient and modern. Don't miss the National Archaeological Museum, housing a trove of Greek antiquities. The Athens ferry port in Piraeus, a short metro ride away from the city center, offers ferry services to idyllic Greek islands like Mykonos and Santorini, making it perfect for island hopping adventures. To get to Athens from the ferry port, hop on the metro line 1, it's a direct route to the city center. The festive period sees the city adorned with Christmas lights, with Syntagma Square transforming into a winter wonderland, complete with a massive Christmas tree and a carousel, making Athens a delightful destination, irrespective of the season.

Hydra Guide

Discover the charm of Hydra, a gem in Greece's Saronic Islands, where car-free streets take you back to simpler times. This tranquil island is an artist's haven, with Leonard Cohen once calling it home. Don't miss the Historical Archives Museum and the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Hydra ferry port offers easy access to Athens, a two-hour ferry ride away. Day trips to nearby Poros and Spetses are also popular. From the ferry port, the town centre is a short walk away, with donkeys as the charming local taxi service. Remember, late autumn sees the island quieten down, offering a peaceful retreat from the fast-paced world. Hydra, a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, awaits you.

Which is better Piraeus or Hydra?

Piraeus and Hydra are two different destinations in Greece, each with its own unique characteristics.

Piraeus is a major port city located near Athens. It serves as the main gateway to the Greek islands, including Hydra. It is a bustling city with a vibrant atmosphere, offering a wide range of amenities such as restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. Piraeus is also well-connected to Athens, allowing visitors to easily explore the capital city's historical and archaeological sites.

On the other hand, Hydra is a small island known for its picturesque beauty and tranquil atmosphere. It is a car-free island, with donkeys being the primary mode of transportation. Hydra's charming harbor, cobblestone streets, and traditional stone houses create a unique and idyllic setting. The island also boasts beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and hiking trails for nature lovers.

Choosing between Piraeus and Hydra depends on personal preferences and interests. If you are looking for a vibrant urban experience with easy access to historical sites, Piraeus is a good choice. However, if you prefer a peaceful and scenic island getaway, Hydra offers a more serene atmosphere. Ultimately, both destinations have their own charm and allure, and the best choice would depend on what you are seeking in your travel experience.

How many days in Hydra is enough?

The number of days to spend in Hydra depends on personal preferences and interests. For those seeking a relaxing beach vacation, a few days may be sufficient to enjoy the beautiful coastline and crystal-clear waters. Exploring the island's main town, Hydra Town, can be done in a day, but additional time allows for a more leisurely experience. Hiking enthusiasts may want to allocate extra days to explore the island's scenic trails and visit landmarks like the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Art lovers can take advantage of the island's vibrant arts scene, including galleries and museums showcasing local talent. Additionally, Hydra's proximity to other islands in the Saronic Gulf offers opportunities for day trips, making it possible to extend the stay to explore nearby destinations. Ultimately, it is recommended to spend at least three to five days in Hydra to fully appreciate its natural beauty, cultural offerings, and relaxed atmosphere.


Piraeus to Hydra Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hellenic Seaways 08:30 10:15 1 hour 45 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Alpha Lines 09:30 11:20 1 hour 50 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 10:00 12:00 2 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 13:30 15:30 2 hours Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 18:00 20:00 2 hours Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 20:15 22:15 2 hours Tue

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