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London to Athens flights

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Departure Tue, 06 Oct Return Wed, 07 Oct
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £29
Departure Tue, 13 Oct Return Mon, 19 Oct
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £29
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 = 1.09 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.92 GBP
Last checked on 19 September 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Athens are 54% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Athens is 39% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

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

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Athens is 4% cheaper than in London.

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
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 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

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from London to Athens?
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 much, on average, are flights from London to Athens?
The average price to go from London to Athens is 100.92 GBP but ticket prices vary a lot, depending on the season and how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Athens at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 29€ for the route London - Athens. At Opodo 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 Athens expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Athens costs an average of 3.20 GBP, 7% more expensive than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 54% less in Athens: 1.28 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 9.14 GBP in Athens, 39% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 4% cheaper in Athens, with an average of 2.87 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.98 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Athens?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from London to Athens are May, July and June.
📅 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 1 month to fly to  Athens from London in terms of searches from our cutomer, 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 oter cities in between).

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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