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Athens to London flights

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Departure Thu, 05 Nov Return Fri, 06 Nov
ATH Athens
LON London
return from £28
Departure Sat, 14 Nov Return Wed, 18 Nov
ATH Athens
LON London
return from £11
Flight route information
Find out further information on Athens and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
120%

Trains are 120% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens
£1.27
London
£2.8
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
70%

The average meal is 70% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens
£9.07
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
10%

A taxi fare in London is 10% cheaper than in Athens.

Athens
£3.17
London
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
7%

Coffee is 7% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens
£2.81
London
£3.01
Athens airports
  • ( E. Venizelos (ATH)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 1486 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Athens to London

How long is the flight from Athens to London?

The flight duration of direct flights from Athens to London is between 3 hours 40 minutes and 4 hours, depending on the flight path.

Is there a time change from Athens to London?

Yes. London (GMT) is two hours behind Athens (GMT+2).

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Athens?

Since the UK is outside the Schengen Zone, you will need a valid passport to travel from Greece to the UK.

Which airlines fly from Athens to London?

A number of different airlines offer cheap flights from Athens to London, such as:

  • Ryanair, the busiest Irish airline and biggest European low-cost carrier.
  • Aegean Airlines, the flag carrier national airline of Greece.
  • Wizz Air UK, British branch of Hungary's biggest low-cost passenger airline.

How to find cheap flights from Athens to London

Use Opodo as an online travel agency to find cheap flight tickets from Athens to London, as well as domestic flights in the UK once there. Opodo's high-powered search engine instantly compares airfares from multiple airlines and organises them according to flight duration or the cheapest time to go. Opodo also offer free-phone support and email alerts if you want to hear about price drops on future holidays, last-minute deals, or specials on London city breaks and other trips you've searched but haven't yet booked.

When are the best times to fly from Athens to London?

  • December is a special time for trips to London, when the city gets into the holiday spirit with the courtyard of majestic Somerset House transforming into an ice-skating rink, European-style Christmas markets popping up everywhere, and a huge range of New Year's Eve concerts taking place.
  • June is the time to see Hyde Park, London Fields, or Richmond Park at their best, as the long days and nights bring people to London's blossoming parks and green spaces for picnics and barbecues while the terraces of pubs and restaurants overflow.

Airports in Athens

Athens is home to one of the most important air transport passenger hubs in the eastern Mediterranean: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH).

Useful information about Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

Athens International Airport is located near Spata, 17 miles from the city centre of Athens.

How to get to the airport:

  • By metro – blue line (line 3) to Monastiraki and Syntagma stations, 40-45 minutes.
  • By train – by suburban railway through Larissis Railway Station and Ano Liossia Station, total journey time roughly 1 hour from central Athens.
  • By bus – express coaches from Kifissos Coach Station run 24/7, taking roughly 1 hour to airport departures.
  • By car or taxi – 40-45 minutes from the city centre.

Services: business lounges, ATMs, post office, chemist, baby-change facilities, children's play area, food court, and lots of shops.

Airports in London

3 of London's 6 international airports receive direct flights from Athens: London Stansted, London Heathrow, and London Luton.

Useful information about London Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is in Essex, about 42 miles to the north-east of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By taxi or car – approximately 60 minutes to central London.
  • By bus – express coach to Liverpool Street in 70-80 minutes, leaving every 30 minutes.
  • By train – to Liverpool Street in 47 minutes on the Stansted Express, departing every 15 minutes.

Services: free WiFi, religious spaces, accessible toilets, free WiFi, designated smoking areas, and a wide array of shops and eateries.

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

The UK's busiest airport, London Heathrow (LHR) is located 17 miles south-west of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By taxi or car – 45 minutes.
  • By train – the Heathrow Express goes to Paddington every 15 minutes, taking 15 minutes.
  • By underground – Piccadilly Line tube.
  • By bus – 45 minutes to Victoria, frequent departures.

Services: 24/7, prayer room, marked smoking areas, ATMs, passenger assistance, free Wi-Fi and dozens of shops and food outlets.

Useful information about London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is located roughly 35 miles north-west of central London.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By taxi or car – 60-80 minutes to the city.
  • By train – 5-minute shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway, from where direct trains go to St Pancras, 40-55 minutes total travel time.
  • By bus – 90 minutes to Victoria Coach Station, departing frequently.

Services: free WiFi, currency exchange, ATMs, smoking areas, accessible toilets, and a wide range of shops and eateries.

What to do and visit in London

  • Head out to south-west London for a day exploring the gorgeous grounds of Richmond Park, the unique 60s rock music history of Eel Pie Island, or to visit the home of tennis at Wimbledon.
  • Go up the London Eye, the Monument, or the Shard for incredible views over London from above.
  • While away, visit the phenomenal National Gallery, British Museum, and Tate Modern for a world-class museum trio.
  • Snap a photo at St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, or one of the countless other famous monuments around the historic city of London.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Athens to London

Is it safe to travel from Athens to London during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Athens. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from Athens to London?
The average price to go from Athens to London is of 103.49 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Athens to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Athens to London is 11£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is London expensive to visit compared to Athens?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 6% cheaper than Athens, with a fare of 3.19 GBP, while train tickets costs 120% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.27 GBP in Athens. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 65% more than the 9.10 GBP in Athens. The price of the coffee is around 6% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.01 GBP , while in Athens the coffee costs 2.83 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Athens to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Athens to London are October, September and August, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Athens to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Athens depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, September is the top 1º month to fly to London from Athens in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, May and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Athens -  London.
What is the cheapest price for a flight from Athens to London?
The total flight time between Athens and London is of around 04:12 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,534 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How is the weather in London compared to Athens?
While in Athens the temperatures can reach an average of 35.31 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 5.3 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the 2.15 ºC average degrees reported in Athens. During the winter period, Athens can register 9.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between Athens and London?
The main airport route flying between Athens and London is: E. Venizelos (ATH) to Gatwick (LGW). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Easyjet. Aegean Airlines. Alternatively, you can find Athens - London flights between E. Venizelos (ATH) to Luton International (LTN) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Wizz Air UK. Ryanair. Wizz Air.

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FO
Date 2019-07-23 Age 51-70 City UK

Satisfactory

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Katerina
Date 2019-06-20 Age 51-70 City Hertordshire UK

We travel every year from Stansted and they are still doing works but it did not inconvenience us at all.

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Date 2018-11-24 Age City

Female cabin crew were could they should be allowed to wear trousers as tights ineffective not being allowed to at best is uncaring at worst illegal imposition

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mo
Date 2019-07-29 Age 51-70 City u.k

too busy

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Wendy
Date 2019-07-15 Age Over 70 City UK

Although busy well signposted and plenty of facilities.

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gbt
Date 2019-05-29 Age 51-70 City HOOK

Wanted to use a desk not machines to check in and they were very helpful.

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Mano
Date 2019-03-01 Age Over 70 City London

The airplane was very crowded and small frankly and the tray in front of each seat came down and was too tight to the person which made it uncomfortable. There was not enough room to stretch out with the seats in front.

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Jo
Date 2019-07-26 Age 31-50 City Asia

Airport fined more than £100 because I thought I can register online at the airport

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Leeann
Date 2019-06-22 Age 31-50 City Nz

Great service but not enough info re flight delay and final boarding timev

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Abby
Date 2019-05-27 Age 31-50 City

Good selection of shops

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Maria Akore
Date 2019-03-08 Age 51-70 City LONDON

No problems at Luton and stafff friendly and helpful

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GPD
Date 2019-02-24 Age 31-50 City London

Poor ambience

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Gurbax
Date 2019-02-13 Age 51-70 City U.K

Extra Cost Ryan Air Bags Hand Cabin / £20.00 EACH Which is allowed Also Boarding Cards / SEATS Not to gathers Couples Pay Extra Next Time Thing about Ryan Air Travelling .

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Duffbeer
Date 2019-02-12 Age 51-70 City hfd

to long a walk

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Date 2019-10-18 Age City

Very good

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Gil
Date 2019-06-30 Age 51-70 City Surrey

I like Gatwick

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Lin
Date 2019-06-01 Age 51-70 City London

Busy but well organised and clean.

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KENBFOSTER61@OUTLOOK.COM
Date 2019-02-09 Age 51-70 City DOVER

I COULD NOT GO

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Victim
Date 2018-12-25 Age Under 30 City Andromeda

The airline looks like Opodo in a year's time...

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