The only way to get to Hydra is by ferry. There are regular daily crossings from the port of Piraeus to Hydra regardless the season. Most of the services on this ferry route are run by Flying Cats and the smaller Flying Dolphins. If you are prone to sea sickness, you might prefer to travel on the FlyingCat. The distance between Piraeus and Hydra is 37 nautical miles and the trip lasts 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on weather conditions and the ferry type. The boats to Hydra depart from gate E8, a short walk from the Piraeus metro and suburban station.
From Metochi (Peloponnese)
If you have a car, you can drive yourself across the Peloponnese and down to Metochi. This gives you the option to explore more of the mainland on the way before catching a passenger ferry or a sea taxi to Hydra.
From Hermioni (Peloponnese)
Another option is to drive to Hermioni in the Peloponnese and take a passenger ferry or a sea taxi from there. This will also give you the option to visit the Corinth Canal and to explore the southeastern part of the Peloponnese.
Connection with other islands
From Hydra you can reach many other islands of the Saronic Gulf and the port of Hermioni in the Peloponnese. There are ferries to Aegina, Poros and Spetses every day. The trip from Poros lasts about 30 minutes and the trip from Spetses takes 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- No motorized vehicles, including cars or motorcycles are allowed on the island, hence there are no car ferries.
- The ferries to Hydra depart from gate E8. We suggest to arrive at the port of Piraeus at least 45 minutes before your departure, especially during the high season.