Ferries from Athens to Hydra (and return)

by Cristina on April 27, 2016

by Cristina | April 27th, 2016  

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The Hydra to Athens ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands, located close to Athens and is also one of the popular islands to take a day trip from Athens . If you are looking for a picture perfect harbor and great food, then Hydra is the place to visit. Since the ferries represent the only way to get to the island, if you plan to take the trip during the weekend in the middle of the high season, then you need to do some planning in advance.

Port of Piraeus

The port of Piraeus (or Pireas*) is large and can be quite confusing at first. Make sure to download the map available on the Ministry of Mercantile Marine page. Allow some time to get used to the port and find the gate.

All the ferries to Hydra depart from Port Gate Ε8 (the gate always appears printed on your ticket).

>>more information on Getting from Athens to Piraeus

How long does it take to get from Athens to Hydra?

The journey between the port of Piraeus (Athens) and Hydra takes between 1 h 10 min and 2 hours, depending on the ferry you are taking.

Is there a high speed ferry between Athens and Hydra?

Not exactly, but the fastest ferry takes only 1h and 10 min to get to the island (or 1 h 20 min during the high season).

How much does it cost to get from Athens to Hydra by ferry?

The ferries between Athens and Hydra are operated by Hellenic Seaways. All ferries are passengers only.

A single adult ticket costs €28

How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Hydra during the low season?

The following ferries connect Athens to Hydra during the 2016 low season (April – May & September – October)

Mon 8 am, May 2
Thu 8 am, Apr 28
Fri 8 am, Apr 29, May 13 – Jun 10
Sat 8 am, Apr 30, May 14 – Jun 4 , Jun 18- Sep 10
Sun 8 am, May 1 , May 15 – Jun 5, Jun 19 – Sep 11
Mon- Thu 8 am, May 9 – Jun 9
Mon – Fri 8 am, Jun 16- Sep 12
daily 8 am, Sep 13 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
daily 8:30 am, Jun 17 – Sep 12
Mon – Fri 8:30 am, Sep 12 – Sep 30 (not officially approved yet)
Sat, Sun 8:30 am, Sep 17 0 Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Tue 9 am, Apr 5 – Apr 26
Mon, Wed-Fri 9 am, Apr 1- Apr 27
Wed – Fri 9 am, May 4 – May 6
Sat, Sun 9 am, Apr 2 – Apr 24, May 7 – May 8
Mon 10 am, May 2
Tue 10 am, Apr 28, May 3, May 10 – Jun 7 , Jun 21 – Sep 6
Tue, Wed, Thu 10 am, May 9 – Jun 9
Mon, Wed, Thu 10 am, Aug 17 – Sep 12
Mon-Thu 10 am, Sep 13 – Sep 29 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 10 am, Sep 16 – Sep 30 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 10 am, May 13- Jun 3, Jun 17 – Sep 9
Sat 10 am, May 14- Jun 4, Jun 18 – Sep 10
Sun 10 am, May 1 , May 15 – Jun 5, Aug 21 – Sep 11
Fri 12 pm (noon), Apr 29
Sat 12 pm (noon), Apr 30
Sat, Sun 12 pm (noon), Apr 2 – Apr 24, May 7 – May 8
Sun 1:30 pm, May 1
Mon 2 pm, May 2
Tue 2 pm, May 3
Thu 2 pm, Apr 28
Mon-Thu 2 pm, May 9 – Jun 9
Fri 2 pm, May 13 – Jun 3
Sat 2 pm, May 14 – Jun 4
Sun 2 pm, May 15 – Jun 5
Mon- Fri 2:15 pm, Apr 1- Apr 27
Wed- Fri 2:15 pm, May 4 – May 6
Fri 2:30 pm, Apr 29
Sat 2:30 pm, Apr 30
Mon 2:45 pm, May 2
Tue 3 pm, Apr 28
Fri 5:15 pm, Apr 29
Sat 5:15 pm, Apr 30
Mon 5:30 pm, May 2
Tue 5:30 pm, May 3
Wed 5:30 pm, Apr 27
Fri 5:30 pm, May 13 – Jun 3
Sat, Sun 6 pm, Apr 2 – Apr 24, May 7 – May 8
Mon- Thu 6:30 pm, May 9 – Jun 8
Sun 6:40 pm, May 1
Mon-Fri 7:15 pm, Apr 1- Apr 26
Tue – Fr 7:15 pm,May 3- May 6
Wed 7:15 pm, Apr 27
Sat 7:15 pm, May 14 – Jun 4
Fri 7:30 pm, Apr 29, May 13 – Jun 3
Sat 7:30 pm, Apr 30
Thu 7:30 pm, Apr 28
Sun 7:30 pm, May 15 – Jun 5
Mon 8 pm, May 2

September and October schedule is not officially approved yet. Expect updates later in the season.


How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Hydra during the high season?

The following ferries connect Athens to Hydra during the 2015 high season (June – August):

Mon – Thu 8 am, May 9 – Jun 9
Mon- Fri 8 am, Jun 17 – Sep 12
Fri 8 am, May 13 – Jun 10
Sat 8 am, May 14 – Jun 4, Jun 18 – Sep 10
Sun 8 am, May 15 – Jun 5 , Jun 19 – Sep11
daily 8:30 am, Jun 17 – Sep 12
Tue 10 am, May 10 – Jun 7, Jun 21 – Sep 6
Mon, Wed, Thu 10 am, May 9 – Jun 9 , Jun 11 – Aug 11, Aug 17 – Sep 12
Fri 10 am, May 13 – Jun 3, Jun 17 – Sep 9
Sat 10 am, May 14 – Jun 4 , Jun 18 – Sep 10
Sun 10 am, May 15 – Jun 5, Jun 26- Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21 – Sep 11
Mon 10 am, Aug 15
Sun 12 pm (noon), Jun 26- Aug 7 , Aug 21 – Sep 11
Mon 12 pm (noon), Aug 15
Sat 1 pm, Jun 18 – Sep 10
Sun 1 pm, Aug 14
Fri 1 pm, Jun 17 – Sep 9
Tue 1:25 pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6
Mon, Wed, Thu 1:25 pm, Jun 22 – Aug 11, Aug 17 – Sep 12
Mon – Thu 2 pm, May 9 – Jun 6
Fri 2 pm, May 13 – Jun 3 , Jun 18 – Sep 10
Sat 2 pm, May 14 – Jun 4 , Jun 18 – Sep 10
Sun 2 pm, May 15- Jun 5, Jun 26- Aug 7, Aug 21 – Sep 11
Mon 2 pm, Aug 15
Fri 4 pm, Jun 17 – Sep 9
Mon- Thu 4:30 pm, Jun 21 – Aug 11 , Aug 16 – Sep 12
Fri 5:30 pm, May 13- Jun 3 , Jun 17 – Sep 9
Sat 5:30 pm, Jun 18 – Sep 10
Sun 5:30 pm, Aug 14
Sun 6 pm, Jun 26 – Aug 7, Aug 21 – Sep 11
Mon 6 pm, Aug 15
Mon – Thu 6:30 pm, May 9 – Jun 8
Sat 7:15 pm, May 14- Jun 4, Jun 18 – Sep 10
Fri 7:15 pm, Jun 17 – Sep 9
Sun 7:15 pm, Aug 14
Fri 7:30 pm, May 13 – Jun 3
Mon-Thu 7:30 pm, Jun 21 – Aug 11 , Aug 16- Sep 8
Sun 7:40 pm, May 15- Jun 5
Fri 8:45 pm, Jun 17 – Sep 9
Sun 9:30 pm, Jun 26 – Aug 7, Aug 21 – Sep 11
Mon 9:30 pm, Aug 15


Are there any overnight journeys between Athens and Hydra?

No.

How about the ferries between Hydra and Athens?

During the 2016 high season (June – August), the following ferries are available between Hydra and Athens (Piraeus)

Sat 7:05 am, May 14 – Jun 4
Sun 7:05 am, May 15- Jun 5
Mon 7:05 am, May 16- Jun 6
Tue – Fri 7:20 am, May 10 – Jun 9
Sat 11:10 am, May 14 – Jun 4
Sun 12:05 pm, May 15 – Jun 5
Sun 1:45 pm, May 15 – Jun 5
Fri 2:05 pm, May 13 – Jun 3
Tue 2:55 pm, May 10 – Jun 7
Mon, Wed, Thu 3:20 pm, May 9 -Jun 9
Sat 3:20 pm, May 15 – Jun 4
Fri 5:30 pm, May 13 – Jun 3
Sat 5:30 pm, May 14- Jun 4
Sun 5:40 pm, May 15- Jun 5
Mon – Thu, 7:20 pm, May 5- Jun 9
Sun 7:20 pm, May 15- Jun 5
Fri 9:55 pm, May 13 – Jun 3

The summer schedule is not officially approved yet. Expect updates later in the season.

During the 2016 low season (April – May , September – October) , the following ferries are available between Hydra and Athens (Piraeus)

Thu 6:55 am, Apr 28
Fri 6:55 am, Apr 29
Sat 6:55 am, Apr 30
Sun 6:55 am, May 1
Mon 6:55 am, May 2
daily 7:05 am, Mar 16 – Apr 1
Tue- Sat 7:05 am, Apr 2- Apr 27
Wed – Sat 7:05 am, May 4 – May 7
Mon, Sun 7:05 am, Apr 3 – Apr 25, May 8 – May 9
Sat 7:05 am, May 14 – Jun 4
Sun 7:05 am, May 15 – Jun 5
Mon 7:05 am, May 16 – Jun 6
Tue 7:20 am, May 3
Tue – Fri 7:20 am, May 10 – Jun 16
Fri 10:05 am, Apr 29
Sat 10:05 am, Apr 30
Sat 11:10 am, May 14 – Jun 4
Tue 11:35 am, May 3
Sun 11:50 am, May 1
Mon-Thu 11:55 am, May 9 – Jun 16
Fri 11:55 am, May 13 – Jun 10
Mon 12 pm (noon), May 2
Thu 12pm (noon), Apr 28
Sun 12:05pm, May 15 – Jun 5
Tue 12:25 pm , Apr 5 – Apr 26
Mon 12:40 pm, May 2
Thu 12:50 pm, Apr 28
Mon, Wed-Fri 1:30 pm, Apr 1 – Apr 27
Wed-Fri 1:30 pm, May 4- May 6
Sun 1:45 pm, May 1, May 15 – Jun 12
Fri 2:05pm, May 13 – Jun 10
Tue 2:55 pm, May 3
Fri, Sun 3:10 pm, Apr 2- Apr 24
Sat, Sun 3:10 pm, May 7 – May 8
Mon, Wed, Thu 3:20 pm, May 9 – Jun 16
Fri 3:20 pm, Apr 29
Sat 3:20 pm, Apr 30, May 14 – Jun 6
Mon 3:40 pm, May 2
Fri 5:10 pm, Apr 29
Sat 5:10 pm, Apr 30
Fri 5:10 pm, Apr 29
Sun 5:10 pm, May 1
Fri 5:30 pm, May 13- Jun 3
Sat 5:30 pm, May 14 – Jun 4
Sun 5:40 pm, May 15 – Jun 5
Thu 5:50 pm, Apr 28
Mon- Fri 6:20 pm, Apr 1- Apr 27
Wed- Fri 6:20 pm, May 4 – May 6
Sat, Sun 6:20 pm, Apr 2 – Apr 24, May 7-May 8
Tue 7:10 pm, May 3
May – Thu 7:20 pm, May 9 – Jun 16
Sun 7:20 pm, May 1, May 15 -Jun 5
Mon 8:50 pm, May 2
Fri 9 pm, Apr 29
Sat 9 pm, Apr 30
Wed 9:15 pm, Apr 27
Mon 9:20 pm, May 2
Thu 9:35 pm, Apr 28
Fri 9:55 pm, May 13 – Jun 10

September and October schedule is not officially approved yet. Expect updates later in the season.


Where can I buy tickets from?

You can book your tickets online right here at most 2 months prior to departure if the official schedule is approved. For example, if you try to book a ferry for May at the end of March, you have the unpleasant surprise not to be able to do this for Hydra.

Another option is to book via a travel agent in your country or directly via a Greek travel agency.

You can also buy your tickets direct from the port (Port Gate Ε1). Unless you plan to travel during the weekends right in the middle of the high season (July and August) there isn’t much need to book your tickets in advance.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

According to the web sites the prices you pay via any of the booking systems are the same as you would pay in the port or if you book via a Greek travel agency.

Important note:

In Hydra’s case it turns out to be impossible to find much about the high season schedule before it is officially posted. Also, the schedules might change from week to week as the ferry companies submit their schedules weekly to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine. Hence, your best bet is to get a copy the Athens News (newspaper in English) which prints the ferry schedule each Friday.

Read more about:

>>Ferries in Greece
>>Ferries from Athens: How to deal with the Port of Piraeus
>>Ferries from Athens to Aegina
>>Ferries from Athens to Crete
>>Ferries from Athens to Mykonos
>>Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
>>Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Athens to Patmos
>>Ferries from Athens to Santorini
>>Ferries from Athens to Rhodes
>>Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>> Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Naxos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skopelos
>> Ferries from Corfu to Patras
>> Ferries from Rhodes to Kos
>>Ferries to and from Santorini
>> Ferries from Athens to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Crete
>> Ferries from Santorini to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lesvos
>> Ferries to and from Mykonos
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Paros (and return)
>> Ferries from Crete to Gavdos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Santorini to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Ios
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Tinos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Athens to Naxos
>> Ferries from Athens to Thessaloniki
>> Ferries from Santorini to Syros
>> Ferries from Kavala to Thassos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skiathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Lesvos (Lesbos)
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Kos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios

Note:
* Pireas and Piraeus are exactly the same place, but you can find them spelled in both ways. All road signs though point to Pireas.
**The article was first published in 2009; latest schedule and price update was made as of Apr 2016.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Ibrahim April 21, 2009 at 6:50 am
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Are the prices for the tickets for one-way or two ways ?

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Cristina April 21, 2009 at 9:04 am
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@Ibrahim: one way, so if you are looking for RT you should double the price.

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mary ellen June 21, 2010 at 1:12 am
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Can we be assured that a 1-1/2 to 2 hour fast ferry will go Pireaus Port to Hydra in late September? Just so one goes in the morning and another back the next afternoon. Anyone know? Thanks.

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Cristina June 21, 2010 at 4:38 am
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@mary ellen: by late Sept there are a number of limited connections per day.

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bojie July 27, 2010 at 3:09 am
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there’s a trip this afternoon piraeus to hydra?

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Cristina July 27, 2010 at 4:21 am
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@bojie: actually there are a lot of connections today (Jul 27) between the two ports: 8 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. , 1:45 p.m., 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.

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Don Rourke August 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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I am interested in booking tickets from Pireaus to Hydra On September 20th, returning Sept 22. When will a schedule be approved.

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