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Flights London to Athens

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Why book with eDreams
  • Cheap flights with 660+ top airlines
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  • Flights to Athens for the best price
Flight TimeFlights from London and Athens take around 3 h and 44 m minutes, however this flight time can depend on other factors too
Cheapest flightThe cheapest price available for flights from London to Athens that have been booked by our customers in the last 72 hours
Airport of DepartureHeathrow is from where you'll depart for flights from London to Athens
Airport of ArrivalOutbound flights from London to Athens arrive at E. Venizelos

Last minute flights to Athens

Latest offers from all London airports.

Departure Sun, 09 Jan Return Tue, 11 Jan
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £20
Departure Mon, 17 Jan Return Mon, 24 Jan
LON London
ATH Athens
return from £9
Route information
Discover the most useful information about London and Athens to organise your travel.
Currency exchange rates and cost of life
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.17 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.86 GBP
Last checked on 12 January 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
60%

Trains in Athens are 60% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.6
Athens
£1.1
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
43%

A meal in Athens is 43% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Athens
£8.49
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
1%

A taxi fare in Athens is 1% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Athens
£2.97
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
19%

Coffee in Athens is 19% cheaper than in London.

London
£3.04
Athens
£2.45
London airports
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 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

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Useful information for the flight from London to Athens

How long is the London to Athens flight?

Average flight duration is 3 hours and 40 minutes, and this route is covered by direct flights. The distance covered is just shy of 1,500 miles.

Is there a time change from London to Athens?

Athens is two hours ahead of London.

How early should I arrive at the airport?

Arrive two hours before departure. Allow extra time during holidays and the peak season.

Most important things to pack in my suitcase to travel to Athens?

In the summer, pack a wide brim hat. In the winter and spring, a light rain jacket or umbrella are must-haves.

Which airlines fly from London to Athens?

The route follows a flight path through northern France, the Alps, and then parallel to the Adriatic Sea. Airline names include:

How to find cheap flights from London to Athens

If you want to find the best deals on cheap flights between London and Athens, our search tool should be your starting point. Our powerful search engine scans through the lowest airfares, including last-minute holidays and city breaks. It's easy to customise your trips based on price, airline, departure times, airport names etc. It only takes seconds to find a great flight deal, so don't hesitate to look for your next dream holiday.

When is the best time to fly from London-Athens?

  • April/May: this is the best time to go weatherwise, as daytime temperatures stay at a pleasant 20-25° C.
  • October/November: daytime temperatures can drop below 20° C, but there's still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. November is also the cheapest time to go.
  • July/August: the hottest time of the year, but perfect if you're interested in world-class events like the Epidaurus Festival.

Airports in London

Useful information about London Heathrow

How to get to the airport:

  • Underground: Piccadilly Line / Average price: £;6 / Average journey time: 50 minutes.
  • Train: Heathrow Express. Average price: £;27 / Average journey time: 15 minutes.
  • Bus: London Bus numbers 105, 111, 140, 285, A10, U3, X26, N9, and coaches to Victoria station / Average price: £;1.50 to £;8 / Average journey time: 1h 30m.
  • Taxi: Average price: £;40 / Average journey time: 40 minutes.

Free WiFi offered through the Heathrow Wi-Fi network. Most bars and restaurants are open 24/7, while other shops usually open from 6am to 10pm. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the terminal building.

Useful information about London Gatwick

How to get to the airport:

  • Train: Gatwick Express. Average price: £;27 / Average journey time: 30 minutes.
  • Bus: EasyBus, Megabus, and National Express coaches to Victoria station / Average price: £;2 to £;8 / Average journey time: 1h 30m.
  • Taxi: Average price: £;60 /Average journey time: 1h 15m.

Free WiFi offered for 90 minutes through Gatwick Free Wi-Fi. Most bars and restaurants are open 24/7, while other shops usually open from 4am to 9pm. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the terminal building.

Useful information about London Luton

How to get to the airport:

  • Train: Thameslink trains. Average price: £;15 / Average journey time: 40 minutes, plus 10 minutes for shuttle transfer from the airport to Luton railway station.
  • Bus: National Express to Victoria and Paddington / Greenline (line 757) and Megabus to Victoria station / Average price: £;10 / Average journey time: 1h 30m.
  • Taxi: Average price: £;50/ Average journey time: 1h 20m.

Free WiFi offered for 4 hours through Luton Airport Wi-Fi. Several restaurants open 24/7, while other shops usually open from 5am to 9pm. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the terminal building.

Useful information about London Stansted

How to get to the airport:

  • Train: Stansted Express. Average price: £;17 / Average journey time: 50 minutes.
  • Bus: National Express to Victoria / Average price: £;8 / Average journey time: 1h 45m.
  • Taxi: Average price: £;60/ Average journey time: 1h 30m.

Free WiFi offered for 4 hours through the stanstedairport platform. At least four eateries open 24/7, while other shops usually open from 4am to 10pm. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the terminal building.

Airports in Athens

Useful information about Athens airport

Getting to the city centre from Athens airport:

  • Underground: Line 3 / Average ticket price: €10 / Average journey time: 50 minutes.
  • Bus: Athens Airport bus X95 / Average price: €6 / Average journey time: 1h 15m.
  • Taxi: Average price: €40 / Average journey time: 30 minutes.

The airport serves international and domestic flights, so most restaurants are open 24/7. Banking, post office, and pharmacy services available between 8am and 6pm. There are two smoking rooms in the departures area. Free WiFi is available through ATH Free Wi-Fi.

What to do and visit in Athens

  • Visit the Acropolis and Plaka.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views from Likavitos Hill.
  • Bargain hunt at Monastiraki Flea Market.

Is COVID-19 disrupting flights from London to Athens?
At eDreams we do our utmose to ensure that your travel pans won't be affected by restrictions or possible cancellations that Greece may apply. Using the flexible ticket gurantee you can decide if you rather rebook or get a refund!
If I want to book flights from London to Athens at eDreams, how can I find them?
Using our flight search engines, you can find flights from 9 for the route London - Athens. At eDreams, wel always aim at providing our customers with the cheapest option, allowing you to adjust according to stopovers, airports, dates and many more filters.
Is Athens more expensive than London to visit?
Comparing taxi prices, a ride in Athens costs an average of 2.97 GBP euros, 1% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP euros, while train tickets cost 58% less in Athens: 1.10 GBP euros against 2.60 GBP euros in London. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 8.49 GBP euros in Athens, 43% less than the 15.00 GBP euros in London. The price of a coffee is approximately 19% cheaper in Athens, with an average of 2.45 GBP euros, while in London the coffee costs 3.04 GBP.
What would be the best time to book a flight from London to Athens?
The most popular months to book from London to Athens are June, May and April.
When would be the best time to travel from London to Athens?
A great time of the year to visit Athens from London really depends on lots of personal preferences, especially the price. Regarding popularity, July is the best month to fly to  Athens from London in terms of searches from our customers, followed by August and April. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds November, January and October are the months with fewer searches for London -  Athens.
What is the duration of a flight from London to Athens?
Flight duration from London to Athens is around 03:44 hours on average, at an average distance of 2,437 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
What is the weather like in Athens compared to {origin}?
The average temperature in London is 29.01 degrees in summer, with precipitation around 9.0 mm ,Athens's temperatures reach 35.31 during the hot season, with 5.3 average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 2.15 degrees in Athens, compared to the -3.09 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.
From which airports can you fly from London to Athens?
The main route from London to Athens is: Gatwick (LGW) to E. Venizelos (ATH). The following airlines fly this route:
  • Easyjet.
  • Aegean Airlines.
  • You can also find London - Athens flights between Heathrow (LHR) to E. Venizelos (ATH) which are flown by the following airline(s): Aegean Airlines.
  • British Airways.
  • Air Canada.
The airlines that fly indirectly from London to Athens are:
The airlines that fly indirectly from London to Athens are:
  • Lufthansa, stopping in Munich for 65 minutes at least.
  • Eurowings, with 330 minutes stop in Stuttgart.
  • Aegean Airlines, with 60 minutes scale in Munich.

E. Venizelos - Latest customers reviews

3.2 /5
Reviews: 4
4.0 /5
Clare
Date 2019-01-31 Age Under 30 Location England

Should have more vegan options at the restaurants

4.0 /5
Dom
Date 2018-08-04 Age Under 30 Location Shropshire England

Just as above...all else good

3.0 /5
Eddie
Date 2018-09-02 Age 31-50 Location England

Generally was fair but I would recommend to add blankets and water as free for all people.

2.0 /5
C
Date 2019-01-10 Age Location

Not bad. Food and drinks are too expensive.

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