Hydra Ferry Routes & Schedules

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Important note: Schedules for the summer routes of some companies are officially announced around March.

In brief, there is no airport on Hydra, so the only way to get to the island is by taking the ferry. Ferries arrive at Hydra Port, which is located in the main town. Note that the use of wheeled vehicles (including cars, motorbikles and even bicycles) is not allowed on the island.

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Hydra is an island in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, and it is an excellent choice for a short trip from Athens, as it is only 68 kilometers from the Greek capital. The port of Hydra is situated right next to the main town, and it receives direct connections from the port of Piraeus in Athens, from two other Saronic islands (Poros and Spetses), as well as from Porto Heli and Ermioni in the Peloponnese.

 

POPULAR ROUTES TO HYDRA

Hydra can easily be accessed by ferry and routes are available throughout the year. You can approach Hydra by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens, from the Saronic islands of Poros and Spetses, as well as from the seaside towns of Porto Heli and Ermioni in the eastern Peloponnese. Direct routes from Aegina or from other islands of the Aegean Sea to Hydra are not available.

Important notice: Ferry schedules may vary each year. The itineraries for the summer season are announced by the companies in March. As soon as the schedules are officially announced, they automatically appear on our booking engine, so you will be able to proceed to your booking or check departure times and rates.

• From Athens

Most travelers depart for Hydra from Athens. Ferries leave from Piraeus, the main port of the Greek capital, which is situated only 12 km from the city center.

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  • How long is the trip?

The duration of the ferry trip varies from a minimum of 1 hour and 10 minutes to 2 hours, depending on whether or not the boat makes a stop to another island before arriving at Hydra port. The route is served exclusively by high-speed ferries.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Piraeus costs between €38 and €40.

  • What ferries operate from Athens to Hydra?

Only high-speed vessels/catamarans run by Blue Star and Alpha Lines operate this route.
High-speed vessels are smaller in size than conventional ferries, and they are also faster. There is no deck, so there are only numbered airplane-type seats. There is a snack bar where you can buy coffee or refreshments and snacks. The high-speed vessels serving this route have no garages, as no vehicles are allowed on the island of Hydra. Unfortunately, due to their small size, they are easily affected by bad weather conditions and there may be delays.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy), Air Seats (Business), Business Lounge
Price range: €38 - €52
Timetable: There are 6-8 daily connections during the high season (May-September).

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  • From Piraeus
  • • 08:30 Blue Star (1h40min)
  • • 09:30 Alpha Lines (1h10min)
  • • 10:00 Blue Star (1h40min)
  • • 13:00 Blue Star (1h45min)
  • • 15:00 Alpha Lines (1h20min)
  • • 16:30 Blue Star (1h40min)
  • • 17:30 Blue Star (1h10min)
  • • 19:30 Blue Star (2h)
  • To Piraeus
  • • 07:20 Blue Star (2h)
  • • 11:40 Blue Star (1h40min)
  • • 12:30 Alpha Lines (1h50min)
  • • 15:00 Blue Star (1h40min)
  • • 16:05 Blue Star (1h15min)
  • • 16:30 Blue Star (1h40min)
  • • 18:00 Alpha Lines (1h15min)
  • • 21:30 Blue Star (1h15min)

• From Spetses

The island of Spetses, which is also located on the Saronic Gulf, is connected by ferry to Hydra.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on whether there is a stop on another island before reaching Hydra.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Spetses costs €16.

  • What ferries operate from Spetses to Hydra?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star and Alpha Lines operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy), Air Seats (Business)*, Business Lounge*
*depending on the company
Price range: €16 - €30.50
Timetable: There are 5-8 daily connections during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Spetses
  • • 06:10 Blue Star (1h)
  • • 11:05 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 12:30 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 13:45 Alpha Lines (35min)
  • • 14:35 Blue Star (30 min)
  • • 18:30 Alpha Lines (35min)
  • • 19:05 Blue Star (35min)
  • • 19:35 Blue Star (30min)
  • To Spetses
  • • 10:25 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 11:50 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 13:00 Alpha Lines (35min)
  • • 13:50 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 17:45 Alpha Lines (35 min)
  • • 18:50 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 21:40 Blue Star (1h)

• From Poros

Poros is a charming little island on the Saronic Gulf and it is also well-connected to Hydra.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip from Poros to Hydra lasts 30 minutes.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Poros costs €19.50.

  • What ferries operate between Poros and Hydra?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star and Alpha Lines operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy), Air Seats (Business), Business Lounge*
*depending on the company
Price range: €19.50 - €28.50
Timetable: There are 5-6 daily connections during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Poros
  • • 09:40 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 11:10 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 14:15 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 15:55 Alpha Lines (30min)
  • • 18:35 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 20:55 Blue Star (35min)
  • To Poros
  • • 07:20 Blue Star (35min)
  • • 11:40 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 13:20 Alpha Lines (30min)
  • • 15:00 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 17:00 Blue Star (30min)
  • • 20:35 Blue Star (30min)

• From Porto Heli

Located on the eastern side of the Peloponnese, Porto Heli is a small seaside town with a large port, and it is well-connected to Hydra.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip from Porto Heli lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Porto Heli costs €23.50.

  • What ferries operate between Porto Heli and Hydra?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy)
Price range: €23.50
Timetable: There are 2 daily connections between Porto Heli and Hydra during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Porto Heli
  • • 05:50 Blue Star (1h20min)
  • • 13:30 Blue Star (1h20min)
  • To Porto Heli
  • • 11:50 Blue Star (1h10min)
  • • 21:40 Blue Star (1h20min)

• From Ermioni

Ermioni is a small seaside town on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese, in the region of Argolis, and it is well-connected to Hydra.

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  • How long is the trip?

The trip from Ermioni lasts 25 minutes.

  • How much do the tickets cost?

A standard ticket from Ermioni costs €11.50.

  • What ferries operate between Ermioni and Hydra?

Only high-speed/catamaran vessels run by Blue Star operate this route.

Types of seats: Air Seats (Economy)

Price range: €11.50

Timetable: There are 2 daily connections between Ermioni and Hydra during the high season (May to September).

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  • From Ermioni
  • • 06:45 Blue Star (25min)
  • • 14:20 Blue Star (30min)
  • To Ermioni
  • • 11:50 Blue Star (20min)
  • • 21:40 Blue Star (25 min)
 

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ISLAND HOPPING OPTIONS

Being in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, Hydra is a great starting point for island-hopping to other Saronic islands. However it is not possible to combine it with other islands of the Aegean Sea.

Spetses: The island of the Spetses is an ideal destination when starting from Hydra. It is only 30 minutes away from Hydra and daily ferries connect the two islands. The companies that operate this route are Blue Star and Alpha Lines, and standard tickets cost no more than €16.
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Poros: The picturesque island of Poros is a favorite destination for short trips among Greeks and tourists alike. It is 30 minutes away from Hydra and daily ferries connect the two islands. Ticket prices start at €19.50.
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TRAVEL TIPS

Travel tips to organize your trip to Hydra:

  • • A high-speed ferry from Piraeus to Hydra is the best option to reach your destination fast and at an affordable price.
  • • If you're traveling to and from Hydra during the high season (May to mid-September), it is strongly recommended to book your tickets in advance as soon as possible, since the route may get fully booked.
  • • Hydra is very close to Spetses and Poros, which allows you to seize the chance to island-hop to the islands of the Saronic Gulf.
  • • No vehicles are allowed on Hydra island, so it is not possible to take your car or motorbike with you.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where is the ferry port in Hydra?

The port where all ferries arrive is located in Hydra Town, the island's cosmopolitan capital. With its small fishing boats, its cobbled streets and its traditional buildings, it is considered one of the most picturesque ports in Greece. It receives direct ferry connections from the port of Piraeus in Athens, the Saronic islands of Spetses and Poros, as well as form the coastal towns of Porto Heli and Ermioni in the Peloponnese. It also connects Hydra Town with various quaint villages and gorgeous beaches via water taxi.

  • How can I get from the port to the beaches?

The most famous beaches of Hydra island are only a short walk from Hydra Town, but visitors can also get there on one of the water taxis and excursion boats that depart from the port on a regular basis. The most well-known and busy beach is Vlichos, a pebbly beach with clear waters. Other great choices include Mandraki, Molos, Kaminia and Spilia.

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