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Departure Fri, 17 Jul Return Wed, 22 Jul
ATH Athens
LON London
return from £75
Departure Tue, 04 Aug Return Wed, 05 Aug
ATH Athens
LON London
return from £35
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 126% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Mid-priced restaurant

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

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 10% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 3% more expensive in London than in Athens.

Athens airports
  • ( E. Venizelos (ATH)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 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 questions about flights from Athens to London

How can I find cheap flights from Athens to London at eDreams?
Our search engines have found flights from 35€ for the route Athens - London. At eDreams we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest 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 3.20 GBP euros, 3% more expensive than Athens, with a fare of 3.12 GBP euros, while train tickets costs 124% more in London: 2.80 GBP euros against 1.25 GBP euros in Athens. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP euros in London, 68% more than the 8.91 GBP euros in Athens. The price of the coffee is around 6% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.02 GBP euros, while in Athens the coffee costs 2.86 GBP.

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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.

1.0 /5
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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Date 2019-07-29 Age 51-70 City u.k

too busy

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Date 2019-07-15 Age Over 70 City UK

Although busy well signposted and plenty of facilities.

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

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

4.0 /5
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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Date 2019-02-24 Age 31-50 City London

Poor ambience

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

I like Gatwick

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

Busy but well organised and clean.

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Date 2019-02-09 Age 51-70 City DOVER


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Date 2018-12-25 Age Under 30 City Andromeda

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

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