Ferries from Athens to Hydra (and return)

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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 check this interactive map. 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).

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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 2017 low season (April – May & September – October)

Daily 8:00 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Daily 9:00 am, till Apr 23
Daily 1:00 pm, till Apr 23
Daily 5:00 pm, till Apr 23
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00 am, Mar 23 – Apr 10
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00 am, May 8 – Jun 1
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 8:00 am, Sept 12 – Sept 30
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 8:30 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 10:00 am, Aug 8 – Sept 30
Mon tot Fri 9:00 am, Apr 19 – May 5
Mon to Fri 2:15 pm, Mar 24 – Apr 11, Apr 19 – May 5
Mon to Fri 7:15 pm, Mar 24 – Apr 11, Apr 19 – May 5
Tue 9:00 am, Mar 28 – Apr 11
Tue 10:00 am, May 9 – May 30
Fri 8:00 am, Sept 15 – Sept 29
Fri 10:00 am, May 12 – May 26, Jun 2 – Sept 8, Sept 15 – Sept 29
Fri, Sat 8:30 am, Jun 9 – Sept 10
Sat 8:00 am, May 13 – May 27
Sat, Sun 9:00 am, Mar 23 – Apr 9, Apr 22 – May 7
Sat, Sun 10:00 am, Apr 22 – May 28
Sat, Sun 6:00 pm, Mar 25 – Apr 9
Sun 8:00 am, May 14 – May 28, Sept 17 – Oct 1
Sun 10:00 am, May 14 – May 28, Jun 2 – Oct 1
Sun 12:pm, Jun 11 – Oct 1
Sun 2:00 pm, Sept 11 – Oct 1
Sun 6:00 pm, Sept 17 – Oct 1

 

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

The following ferries connect Athens to Hydra during the 2017 high season (June – August):

Daily 8:00 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Mon to Fri 8:00 am, May 8 – Jun 1
Mon to Thu, 1:15 pm, Jun 6 – Aug 14
Mon,Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 8:30 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat 10:00 am, May 8 – Jun 1
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 10:00 am, Jun 6 – Sept 30
Mon 8:00 am, Jun 5
Tue 12:00 pm, Aug 15
Fri 8:00 am, Jun 2
Fri 8:30 am, Jun 2
Fri 10:00 am, Jun 2 – Sept 8
Fri 1:00 pm, Jun 2 – Sept 8
Fri, Sun 8:30 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Sat 8:00 am, Jun 3
Sat 8:30 am, Jun 3
Sat 10:00 am, Jun 3 – Sept 9
Sat 1:00 pm Jun 3 – Sept 9
Sun 8:00 am, Jun 4
Sun 8:30 am, Jun 4
Sun 10:00 am, Jun 11 – Oct 1
Sun 12:00 pm, Jun 11 – Oct 1

 

Are there any overnight journeys between Athens and Hydra?

No.

How about the ferries between Hydra and Athens?

During the 2017 high season (June – August), the following ferries are available between Hydra and Athens (Piraeus)

Daily 10:40 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 11:10 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 2:35 pm, Jun 6 – Aug 14
Mon to Fri 7:20 am, May 9 – Jun 2, Jun 7 – Aug 15
Mon 7:20 am, Jun 5, Jun 12 – Spet 25
Tue 7:20 am, Jun 6
Tue to Fri 7:20 am, Aug 17 – Sept 12
Wed 7:20 am, Aug 16
Fri 10:40 am, Jun 2
Fri, Sun 11:10 am, Jun 9 – Spet 10
Fri 2:50 pm, Jun 2 – Sept 8
Sat 7:20 am, Jun 3 – Sept 9
Sat 10:40 am, Jun 3
Sun 7:20 am, Jun 4 – Sept 10
Sun 10:40 am, Jun 4
Sun 2:00 pm, Jun 11 – Oct 1

During the 2017 low season (April – May , September – October), the following ferries are available between Hydra and Athens (Piraeus)

Daily 7:05 am, Till Apr 12, Apr 20 – May 8
Daily 10:40 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Mon 7:20 am, Jun 12 – Sept 25
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 1:30 pm, till Apr 12
Mon, Sat, Sun 7:05 am, May 13 – May 29
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 11:10 am, Jun 6 – Sept 11
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 11:30 am, Sept 12 – Sept 30
Mon to Fri 11:55 am, May 8 – Jun 1
Mon to Fri 1:30 pm, Apr 19 – May 5
Mon to Fri 6:20 pm, till Apr 12, Apr 19 – May 5
Tue 12:25 pm, Mar 28 – Apr 11
Tue 2:55 pm, May 9 – May 30
Tue to Fri 7:20 am, May 9 to Jun 2, Aug 17 – Sept 12
Tue to Sun 7:20 am, Sept 13 – Oct 1
Fri 11:35 am, Sept 15 – Sept 29
Fri 2:05 pm, May 12 – May 26
Fri-Sun 11:10 am, Jun 9 – Sept 10
Sat 7:20 am, Jun 3 – Sept 9
Sat 11:10 am, May 13 – May 27
Sat, Sun 3:10 pm, Mar 25 – Apr 9, Apr 22 – May 7
Sat, Sun 6:05 pm, Mar 25 – Apr 9, Apr 19 – May 5
Sun 7:30 am, Jun 4 – Sept 10
Sun 11:50 am, Sept 17 – Oct 1
Sun 12:05 pm, May 14 – May 28
Sun 1:45 pm, May 14 – May 28
Sun 2:00 pm, Jun 11 – Oct 1
Sun 3:40 pm, Jun 11 – Oct 1
Sun 4:45 pm, Jun 11 – Oct 1
Sun 7:30 pm, Sept 17 – Oct 1
Sun 9:10 pm, Sept 17 – Oct 1

 

Where can I buy tickets from?

125x125You 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?

All the research points to the fact that the prices are exactly the same, whether you buy them online, via a travel agent or directly from the ticketing office in the port. If there are any differences, those shouldn’t be significant.
However, when you book online, service fees may apply based on the country you book from. And if you choose to get the tickets deliver via courier, you’ll pay the shipping fee (you can choose to pick them up in the port).

Important note:

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 check this link the day before departure (or the day of before) just to make sure things haven’t changed.

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>>Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Athens to Patmos
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>>Ferries from Santorini to Naxos
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>>Ferries to and from Santorini
>>Ferries from Athens to Paros
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>>Ferries from Santorini to Karpathos
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>>Ferries to and from Mykonos
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>>Ferries from Crete to Gavdos
>>Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>>Ferries from Santorini to Paros
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>>Ferries from Mykonos to Tinos
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>>Ferries from Athens to Naxos
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>>Ferries from Kavala to Thassos
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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 2017.

9 thoughts on “Ferries from Athens to Hydra (and return)

  1. 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.

  2. @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.

  3. I am interested in booking tickets from Pireaus to Hydra On September 20th, returning Sept 22. When will a schedule be approved.

    • Hi Bobby. Kindly click the banner at the top of the article to run the search. Select round-trip, add the ports and the date. And the answer is yes, you can. There’s a ferry in the morning at 8 am from Athens (Piraeus) and then you can take the 8:40 pm return. Hope it helps and let me know if you have other questions. I highly recommend booking in advance because you will travel during the high season.

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