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There are 7 ways to get from Crete to Hydra by ferry, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, plane or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Ferry, Catamaran  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
  2. Take the Catamaran from Santorini to Piraeus
  3. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra

$135 - $191

Cheapest option

Fly from Chania, train, ferry  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Chania (CHQ) to Athens (ATH) CHQ - ATH
  2. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
  3. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra

$45 - $138

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Car ferry Blue Star Ferries, ferry  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra

$63 - $153

Car ferry Anek Ferries, ferry  •  20h 5m

  1. Take the car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
  2. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra

$69 - $222

Bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  22h 6m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
  2. Take the bus from Kaména Voúrla to Athens
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Ermioni
  4. Take the ferry from Ermioni to Hydra

Fly from Heraklion, train, ferry  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Heraklion (HER) to Athens (ATH) HER - ATH
  2. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
  3. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra

$61 - $201

Fly from Sitia, train, ferry  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Sitia (JSH) to Athens (ATH) JSH - ATH
  2. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
  3. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Hydra

$70 - $235

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Hydra is to fly and train and ferry which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 8h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Hydra is to fly and train and ferry which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Crete to Hydra. However, there are services departing from Heraklion and arriving at Hydra via Santorini and Piraeus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 50m.

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The distance between Crete and Hydra is 276 km.

The best way to get from Crete to Hydra without a car is to ferry and Catamaran which takes 10h 50m and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 10h 50m to get from Crete to Hydra, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Heraklion Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Volotea, Ellinair, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Heraklion Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 212+ hotels available in Hydra. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Crete to Heraklion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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Map of how to get from Crete to Hydra.
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  • Distance: 172.3 miles
  • Duration: 10h 50m

What companies run services between Crete, Greece and Hydra, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Heraklion to Hydra. However, you can take the ferry to Santorini, take the walk to Santorini, take the Catamaran to Piraeus, take the walk to Piraeus, then take the ferry to Hydra. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Heraklion to Hydra via Piraeus, Αγ.Διονυσιοσ, Αγ.Σπυριδωνασ, and Piraeus in around 12h 5m.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Sitia to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Heraklion to Athens
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $170
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$4 - $6
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$8 - $10
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$11 - $12
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Imathias
Phone
23310 22988
Email
ktelver@yahoo.gr
Website
ktel-imathias.gr
Bus from Kaména Voúrla to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
ktel-imathias.gr
KTEL Argolidas
Phone
(+30) 27520 27423
Email
info@ktelargolida.gr
Website
ktelargolida.gr
Bus from Athens to Ermioni
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
ktelargolida.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Hydra
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$19 - $26
Business
$24
Ferry from Ermioni to Hydra
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$6 - $9
Business
$7
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Schedules at
anek.gr
Economy
$50 - $85
Airplane-type seats
$50 - $90
2 beds - outside cabin
$120 - $200

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