Ferries from Athens to Hydra (and return)

by Cristina on April 30, 2015

by Cristina | April 30th, 2015  

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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 €25.50.

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

The following ferries connect Athens to Hydra during the 2015 low season (May & October)

Daily 8am, Sep 8 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet
Sat, 8 am, May 2 – Jun 6
Sun, 8am, May 3 – 24, May 31
Mon-Thu 8am, May 4 – 28
Fri 8am, May 8 – Jun 19
Daily 8:30am , Sep 8 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Tue, 10am, May 5 – Jun 23
Sat 10 am, May 2 – Jun 20
Sun 10 am, May 3 – 24, May 31
Mon, Wed, Thu, 10 am, May 4-28
Fri 10 am, May 8 – Jun 19
Mon-Thu 10am, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Fri, Sat, 10am, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 2 pm, May 2 – Jun 6
Sun 2 pm, May 3 – 24, May 31
Mon-Thu 2 pm, May 4 – 28, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 2 pm, May 8 – Jun 5, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 5:30pm, May 8 – Jun 19, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 6:30pm, May 4- 28, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 7:15pm, May 2 – Jun 20
Sun 7:15pm, May 31
Sun, 7:30pm, May 3 -24
Fri 7:30pm, May 8 – Jun 5, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)

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 – September)

Daily 8am, Sep 8 Oct 2 (not officially approved yet
Fri-Sun 8am, Jun 26 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 8am, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 8 am, May 2 – Jun 6 , Jun 13-20
Fri 8 am, May 8 – Jun 19
Mon 8 am, Jun 1
Mon-Thu 8am, Jun 2 -25
Sun 8am, Jun 7, Jun 14-21
Tue-Thu 8am, Jun 30 – Sep 3 (not officially approved yet)
Daily 8:30am, Sep 8 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet
Tue-Thu 8:30am, Jun 30 – Sep 3 (not officially approved yet
Fri-Sun 8:30am, Jun 26 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 8:30am, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 10am, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet), Jun 7 – 21
Tue 10 am, May 5- Jun 23, Jun 30 – Sep 1 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 10am, May 2 – Jun 20, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 10am , May 5 – Jun 19, Jun 26 – Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Mon, Wed, Thu, 10am, Jun 3 – 25, Jun 29 – Sep 7(not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 10am, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet
Fri, Sat 10am, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet
Sun 12pm (noon), Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 1 pm, Jun 13 – 20, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 1pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 1:30pm, Jun 1
Sun 1:30pm, Jun 14- 21
Tue 1:30pm, Jun 3- Sep 1 (not officially approved yet)
Mon, Wed, Thu 1:30pm, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 2 pm, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet) , May 2 – Jun 6
Fri 2 pm, May 8 – Jun 5, Jun 12 – 19, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet
Mon-Thu, 2pm, Jun 2- 25, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 2 pm, Jun 7, Jun 28 –Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 4pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 4:30pm, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 5:30pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4 (not officially approved yet), Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 5:30pm, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 5:30pm, May 8 – Jun 19, Jun 26- Sep 4 (not officially approved yet
Sat 5:30pm, Jun 13 – 20, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet
Sun 6pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 6:30pm, Jun 2 – 25
Mon-Fri 6:30pm, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet
Mon 6:40pm, Jun 1
Sun 6:40pm, Jun 14-21
Fri 7:15pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 7:15pm, May 2 –Jun 20, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 7:30pm, May 8 – Jun 5 , Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 7:30pm, Jun 7
Fri 7:30pm, Jun 12-19
Mon-Thu, 7:30pm, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 8:45pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 9:30pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 10 pm, Jun 1
Sun 10pm, Jun 14- 21

Are there any overnight journeys between Athens and Hydra?

No.

How about the ferries between Hydra and Athens?

During the 2015 high season (June – September), the following ferries are available between Hydra and Athens (Piraeus)

Mon 6:55am, Jun 1
Sun 6:55am, Jun 14-21, Sep 13-27 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 6:55am, Sep 12 – Oct 3(not officially approved yet)
Sat 6:44am, Jun 13-20
Sat 7:05pm, May 9 – Jun 6
Mon 7:05am, Jun 8
Tue 7:20am, Jun 2
Tue –Fri 7:20am, Jun 3-26, Jun 30 –Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 7:20am, Jun 15-22, Sep 14-28 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 7:20am, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 7:20am, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 7:20am, Jun 29 – Sep 7(not officially approved yet)
Fri-Sun 10:05am, Jun 26-Sep 6(not officially approved yet)
Mon 10:05am, Jun 29 – Sep 7
Daily 10:40am, Sep 8 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Tue-Thu 10:40am, Jun 30 – Sep 3 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 10:55am, Jun 13- 20
Sat 11:10am, May 2 – Jun 6
Fri-Sun 11:10am, Jun 26-Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 11:10am, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Daily 11:50am, Sep 8 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 11:50am, Jun 1
Sun 11:50am, Jun 14-21
Tue-Thu 11:50am, Jun 30 – Sep 3 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 11:55am, May 8 – Jun 19
Mon-Thu 11:55am, Jun 2 – 25
Sun 12:05am, Jun 7
Mon 1:45pm, Jun 1
Sun 1:45pm, Jun 7 -21, Sep 13 – 27 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 2pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 2:05pm, May 8 – Jun 19
Sat 4:35pm, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Mon, Wed, Thu 2:35pm, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Tue 2:35pm, Jun 30 – Sep 1 (not officially approved yet)
Tue 2:55pm, May 5 – Jun 23
Sat 3:05pm, Jun 13-20
Fri 3:05pm, Jun 26- Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Fri, Sat 3:05pm, Sep 11- Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 3:20pm, May 2 – Jun 6
Mon, Wed, Thu 3:20pm, Jun 3-25
Sat 3:45pm, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 3:45pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 4pm, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 4:45pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 4:50pm, Jun 13-20, Sep 12 – 26 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 5:10pm, Jun 1
Sun 5:10pm, Jun 14-21
Fri 5:10pm, Jun 12- 19, Sep 11-Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Tue 5:25pm, Jun 30 – Sep 1 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 5:30pm, May 2 – Jun 6
Fri 5:30pm, May 8 – Jun 5
Mon, Wed, Thu, 5:35pm, Jun 29-Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 5:40pm, Jun 7, Sep 13 – 27 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 6pm, Jun 27 – Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 6:05pm, Jun 26- Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 7:20pm, Jun 2- 25
Sun 7:20pm, Jun 7
Sun 7:30pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 7:35pm, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 7:40pm, Jun 1
Sun 7:40pm, Jun 14-21, Sep 13 – 27 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 8:05pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 8:30pm, Jun 29 – Sep 7 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 8:55pm, Jun 27 –Sep 5 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 9:15pm, Jun 13-20, Sep 12 – 26 (not officially approved yet)
Sun 9:20pm, Jun 28 – Sep 6 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 9:30pm, Jun 26 – Sep 4 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 9:40pm, Jun 1
Sun 9:40pm, Jun 14-21, Sep 13-27 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 9:55pm, May 8 – Jun 19 , Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)

During the 2015 low season (May & October), the following ferries are available between Hydra and Athens (Piraeus)

Sun 6:55am, Sep 12 – Oct 3 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 7:05am, May 1
Sat 7:05am, May 3 – Jun 7
Mon 7:05ma, May 4 – 25
Tue-Fri 7:20am, May 5-29, Jun 30 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Daily 10:40am, Sep 8 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 11:10am, May 2 – Jun 6
Sun 11:10am, May 31
Daily 11:50am, Sep 8 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Mon-Thu 11:55am, May 4-28
Fri 11:55am, May 8 – Jun 19
Sun 12:05pm, May 3 – 24
Sun 1:45pm, May 3 – 24
Fri 2:05pm, May 8 – Jun 19
Tue 2:55pm, May 5- Jun 23
Fri, Sat 3:05pm, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 3:20pm, May 2- Jun 6
Mon, Wed, Thu 3:20pm, May 4-28
Sun 3:20pm, May 31
Mon-Thu 4pm, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 5:10pm, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)
Sat 5:30pm, May 2 – Jun 6
Fri 5:30pm, May 8 – Jun 5
Sun 5:30pm, May 31
Sun 5:40pm, May 3 – 24
Mon-Thu, 7:20pm, May 4 – 28
Sun 7:20pm, May 3 – 24
Mon-Thu 7:35pm, Sep 8 – Oct 1 (not officially approved yet)
Fri 9:55pm, May 8 – Jun 19, Sep 11 – Oct 2 (not officially approved yet)

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 April 2015.

{ 6 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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