The high-speed ferry Flying Cat 4 by Hellenic Seaways arriving in the port of Hydra from Athens Piraeus

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Ferry Athens-Hydra

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Discover the best ferries from Piraeus to Hydra, travel tips, prices, and many more. Here we go!

In brief, going from Athens to Hydra by ferry is simple and short-lived! Ferries from Athens to Hydra depart daily throughout the year from Piraeus, the largest of the ports of Athens.
Only high-speed vessels operate this route and the trip lasts about 1.5 hours.
The cost of the ferry ticket from Athens to Hydra does not exceed '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros) for a standard seat.
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The ferry Speed Cat of Alpha Lines leaving the port of Piraeus in Athens

The ferry Speed Cat of Alpha Lines leaving Piraeus port

Disclaimer: The information provided below is based on previous years' data. To find the exact routes for your dates, please refer to our booking engine.
Ferries from Athens to Hydra operate all year round from early in the morning until the evening.
During the off-season, there are usually 3 ferries per day from Piraeus, while in the peak season, there are multiple departures every day. During the summer season, the earliest ferry departs from Piraeus port at 08:30 and the last one at 22:15.
Ferries to Hydra aren’t direct; they usually stop at other Saronic islands, like Poros, first.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Piraeus port*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First boat 08:30
Last boat 22:15
Average duration 01h20m
*Based on data from 2021-2022


PRICE €38.00 - €50.00
PRICE €36.00 - €50.00

Types of ferries operating

The ferry Flying Cat 5 of Hellenic Seaways ready for departure

The ferry Flying Cat 5 of Hellenic Seaways in Piraeus port

High-speed/catamaran crafts operate the route from Athens to Hydra. Those are small vessels that reach high velocities, taking you to your destination fast.
The ferry companies that serve this route are Blue Star Ferries/Hellenic Seaways and Alpha Lines.


Distance & Duration of the trip


The distance between Piraeus and Hydra is 37 nautical miles (42 miles or 68 kilometers).
The duration of the trip starts from 1 hour and 10 minutes. All ferries operating the route are high-speed/catamaran crafts, so the length of the crossing does not surpass 2 hours.
The fastest vessel available is Flying Cat 4 by Blue Star Ferries/Hellenic Seaways.


Prices & Tickets


The prices for ferries to Hydra range between '36' 'EUR' (36 Euros) and '50' 'EUR' (50 Euros), depending on the type of vessel and the seat you will opt for, with standard (economy) tickets costing up to '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros).
Discounts are available for certain categories of passengers, depending on the company: 100% for children under 4 years old, 50% for children up to 10 years old, ISIC card holders and more.

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Types of seats


High-speed/catamaran vessels offer only numbered seats.
Standard/economy seats are the most affordable option, while business-class seats is an alternative, more expensive option.


How to find your ferry in Piraeus port

Aerial view of the port of Piraeus, near Athens

Piraeus Port, the closest port to Athens' center

Ferries heading to Hydra and other islands of the Argo-Saronic Gulf usually depart from Gate E8 at Piraeus port. The gate of departure will be indicated on your ticket (printed or e-ticket). Make sure to figure out where the gate is located in advance since the port of Piraeus is large and the distances between the gates are long.
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All passenger ferries arrive at the port in Hydra Town.
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Luggage storage


Ferry companies usually have a flexible policy regarding luggage. The limit is 40 kg per person for most ferry companies and there is a designated luggage space on every vessel.
We recommend, however, taking your valuables with you.


Traveling with a car


You cannot bring a car or motorbike to Hydra, since no wheeled vehicles are permitted on the island. For this reason, only high-speed vessels without any garage are offering this route.


About Hydra

The town of Hydra

The beautiful town of Hydra

The picturesque Hydra is rich in history, has wonderful beaches with clear blue waters and is just a stone's throw from Athens. We have created a mini guide of Hydra, featuring the best things to see & do on the island.

Where to go next?


Hydra belongs to the Argosaronic islands, which lie close to one another, and the routes that connect them are frequent. Spetses and Poros are excellent destinations that will enchant you with their architecture and azure waters.


Route on map


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Map of the ferry route from Athens to Hydra

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