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London to Athens flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Athens take, on average, 3 h and 44 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Athens found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and Athens
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Athens as destination arrives at E. Venizelos

Cheap last minute flights to Athens

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Departure Sun, 30 Jan Return Fri, 11 Feb
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £16
Departure Tue, 15 Feb Return Wed, 23 Feb
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £18
Flight route information
If you are crazy about architecture, Athens will provide an architectural sanctuary in which you can revel.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.19 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.85 GBP
Last checked on 23 January 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Athens are 60% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Athens is 33% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Athens is 2% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Athens is 21% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 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
Athens airports
  • ( E. Venizelos (ATH)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
K Distance: 1486 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

The biggest and busiest airport in London is Heathrow. This airport has five terminals and two runways. Heathrow is over 70 years old. You will have plenty to do at the airport while awaiting flights from London to Athens. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi offered and get a chance to catch up on your work while you wait. You could while away some time by grabbing a cup of coffee in one of the myriad of restaurants abuzz with people. You could, of course, visit the shops around the airport and see what bargains you can find.

Getting to London airport

Getting to the airport to catch London to Athens flights will not be a hassle in the slightest. Catch the Heathrow Express at Paddington Station. The trains come in 15 minute intervals and have an approximate travel time of 20 minutes to the airport. Lay to bed any worries about missing your flight to Athens as you will get to the airport in good time. Alternatively, you can catch the Tube on the Piccadilly line, which is a connection between Central London and the airport. The tube is more cost effective than the Heathrow Express. You could, alternatively, use the National Express coach services which run from Victoria Coach Station to the airport's bus station.

Arriving to Athens

Athens, the legendary capital of Greece, has many a legend etched into its footprints. From the ruins left from the era of Olympians to the spectacular buildings which tell a story of their own, Athens is the place to be. For starters, the Parthenon is quite a sight to behold. These ancient ruins tell quite the story about the Greece's past. For the history of Greece, go to the Acropolis Museum. No excursion is complete without a market experience. The Agora-Athens Central Market is a hive of activities. You can sample good food and prepare to treat your taste buds to exotic food. While you're at it, check out Athens Chinatown and shop till you drop.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Athens from London touch down at Athens International Airport, which has two terminals. Getting to the city centre can be achieved in a number of ways. You can catch the Metro on Metro line 3 from the airport to Aghia Marina in central Athens. Alternatively, you could catch the Suburban Rail that will drop you off at Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station). A bus is another transport option to use. You will find it between exits 4 and 5 of the airport by the Arrivals terminal. Regional buses can be found at exits 2 and 3. Begin your journey to Athens and explore!

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Athens

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Athens 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 Greece may apply when travelling from London. 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 can I find cheap flights from London to Athens at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Athens is 16£. 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 Athens expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Athens costs an average of 2.93 GBP, 2% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 62% less in Athens: 1.00 GBP against 2.60 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.04 GBP in Athens, 33% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 21% cheaper in Athens, with an average of 2.43 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.09 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Athens?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Athens are May, July and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Athens?
The best time of the year to go to Athens when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Athens from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, November and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Athens.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Athens?
The total flight time between London and Athens is of around 03:44 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,437 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 Athens compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Athens's temperatures can go up to 35.31 ºC during the hot season, with 5.3 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 2.15 ºC in Athens, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Athens have an average of 9.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Athens?
The main airport route flying between London and Athens is: Gatwick (LGW) to E. Venizelos (ATH). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Easyjet.
  • Aegean Airlines.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Athens flights between Heathrow (LHR) to E. Venizelos (ATH) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Aegean Airlines.
  • British Airways.
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Airlines with indirect flights from London to Athens are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Athens are:
  • Eurowings, stoping in Stuttgart for 330 minutes minimun.
  • Pegasus Airlines, with 100 minutes scale in Istanbul.
  • Pegasus Airlines, with 100 minutes scale in Istanbul.

E. Venizelos - Latest customer reviews

3.0 /5
Reviews: 1
3.0 /5
Date 2019-04-20 Age 51-70 City UK

No warning on how long the Wizzair departure lounge and gate is from main terminal building would be very difficult for an older person

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