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  •  10 h 10 min

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

$136 - $194

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Car ferry Blue Star Ferries, ferry  •  11 h 51 min

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

$65 - $134

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Car ferry Anek Ferries, ferry  •  20 h 5 min

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

$70 - $227

Bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  22 h

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

$105 - $124

Fly from Sitia, train, ferry  •  5 h 42 min

  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

$89 - $259

Fly from Irakleion, train, ferry  •  6 h 44 min

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

$80 - $225

Fly from Chania, train, ferry  •  7 h 36 min

  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

$90 - $277

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Crete to Hydra is to car ferry and ferry which costs 55€ - 120€ and takes 11 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Crete to Hydra is to fly and train and ferry which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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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 10 h 10 min.

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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 10 h 10 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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

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The quickest flight from Sitia Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Olympic Air and Sky Express offer flights from Sitia Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 248+ hotels available in Hydra. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Crete to Irakleion Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 7 min 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: 10 h 10 min

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 Catamaran 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 11 h 51 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Sitia to Athens
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Sitia to Athens via Irakleion
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Chania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $170
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Irakleion to Athens
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Heraklion to Lamia
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Lamia to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
KTEL Argolidas
Phone
(+30) 27520 27423
Email
info@ktelargolida.gr
Website
ktelargolida.gr
Bus from Athens to Ermioni
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$19 - $27
Business
$25
Ferry from Ermioni to Hydra
Ave. Duration
26 min
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
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.gr
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $85
Economy
$40 - $50
Anek Ferries
Phone
+30 21 0419 7400
Email
info@anek.gr
Website
anek.gr
Car ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
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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