How to travel from London to Athens

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from London to Athens

You can get from London to Athens by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Athens on Dec 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Athens from London

distanceDistance1482 miles (2391 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $138
fastestFastest modeFlight • $138 (€132) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companieswizz air uk

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 1482 miles (2391 km) from London to Athens. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are wizz air uk among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Athens.

How to travel from London to Athens?

Located over 1,900 miles apart, the journey from London to the historic city of Athens has much to offer modern travelers. Visitors can choose to travel by bus, train, plane, all of which are available each day of the week. The main departure points in London are Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport, and Victoria Green Station, and the main arrival points are Athens International and Athens Main Larissa Railway Station.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Athens?

The cheapest way to get from London to Athens is by bus, which takes approximately 44 hours. The bus is an indirect service. It departs from London Victoria Station and arrives at Athens Karaiskaki square via Prague and Thessaloniki.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Athens?

The quickest way to get from London to Athens is by plane. The direct flights take only three hours and 40 minutes, while connecting flights take six hours with transfers and connections in multiple cities across Germany, France, and Serbia.

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The best way to find a great deal on tickets is to search on Omio. Omio offers multiple ways to travel from London to Athens and their corresponding fares all at once, so travelers can easily compare prices, times, and days to find the best option and book.

Travel from London to Athens by train

Traveling from London to Athens by train is an exciting journey with some wonderful scenery. The two leading companies serving this route are Eurostar and SNCB. The entire trip takes over 36 hours, with many connections. Some of the popular connecting cities are Paris, Munich, Vienna, and Budapest. The most convenient route starts at London St Pancras International, with a stopover at Paris Gare du Nord station and finally arrives at Athens main Larissa railway station. The first train leaves London at around 10:00 a.m. every day of the week, with earlier departure times available on weekends.

Travel from London to Athens by bus

RegioJet and Flixbus operate London to Athens bus service. The buses depart only once per day from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arrive in Athens via multiple cities in France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Macedonia, and Serbia. The journey, including layovers, takes approximately 44 hours. This offers travelers ample time to enjoy the gorgeous natural landscapes and impressive manmade sights. There is no direct bus from London to Athens.

Travel from London to Athens by plane

Traveling by plane from London to Athens is very popular among travelers who are looking for comfort and convenience. There are over 70 connecting flights and seven to 10 direct flights on any given week. Direct flights take three and a half hours, while indirect flights can take a total of 7 hours, including layover time. Direct flights depart from either London Gatwick or London Heathrow Airport at least once every hour, with the first direct flight departing London Gatwick at around 6:00 a.m. Some of the airlines operating direct flights on this route include easyJet, Eurowings, Vueling, Wizz Air UK, and Ryanair. Additionally, there are numerous indirect flights available from various airlines, including Air France, Air Europa, British Airlines, Aegean Airlines, and German Airlines. For indirect flights, travelers can fly from either the London Gatwick, London Heathrow, or London Luton airports and arrive into Athens International.

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FAQs

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Athens, Greece is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Athens from London restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens, Greece from London?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Athens, Greece?

The government of Greece has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Athens closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Greece is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Greece?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Greece?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Athens.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between London and Athens. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Athens from London is by taking a train, which costs on average $6 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Athens:

A train is $4 (€4) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from London to Athens costing on average $10 (€10).

A train is $132 (€126) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from London to Athens costing on average $138 (€132).

The fastest way to get to Athens from London is by flight with an average travel time of 3 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Athens can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Athens by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from London to Athens is approximately 1482 miles (2391 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Athens:

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Athens International Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Athens.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Athens:

  • You can go to Athens from London by plane with wizz air uk. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $138 (€132) with wizz air uk from London to Athens on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Athens with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct flight with Aegean Airlines, easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways or wizz air uk.

Direct services to Athens tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Omio customers who travel from London to Athens often also extend their vacation to go to Rome, Paris or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Athens and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from London to Athens, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $10 (€10) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $138 (€132) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $6 (€6) one way on average.

But we recommend booking London to Athens tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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