Athens (Piraeus)
Hydra
Ferries to Saronic Islands
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Athens (Piraeus) Hydra Ferries

The Athens (Piraeus) Hydra ferry route connects Athens with Saronic Islands and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Hellenic Seaways operate their crossing up to 5 times per day, Anes Ferries 4 times per week & the Alpha Lines service is available up to 13 times per week.

There are a combined 52 sailings available per week on the Athens (Piraeus) Hydra crossing between Athens and Saronic Islands and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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 162 €*
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 approximate duration for ferries from Piraeus to Hydra is 2h 08m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

    Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 155 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Hydra?

    3 popular ferry companies travel from Piraeus to Hydra. These ferry companies are
    • Hellenic Seaways
    • Anes Ferries
    • Alpha Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Hydra?

    Book Piraeus to Hydra tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries 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, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Hellenic Seaways
    • Anes Ferries
  • How far is Hydra from Piraeus?

    Piraeus to Hydra is approximately 34 nautical miles distance apart.

Athens (Piraeus) Hydra Ferry reviews

  • "Great Service"

    On time, friendly staff and easy booking system. Great communication via email and text messages. Tip: If travelling from Pireaus Port go to Hellanic Seaways counter to collect your tickets. The online booking confirmation is not a ticket.

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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  • "Great service"

    Very smooth crossing, nice little snack bar & staff helpful with stroller and bags

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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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 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hellenic Seaways 09:00 11:00 2 hours Everyday
Hellenic Seaways 17:00 18:50 1 hour 50 minutes Everyday

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