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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 Jan 25 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:15PMLondon Heathrow Airport3h35 05:50PMAthens International Airport
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$671One-way
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12:15PMLondon Heathrow Airport3h35 05:50PMAthens International Airport
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$671One-way
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03:45PMLondon Stansted Airport3h30 09:15PMAthens International Airport
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$961One-way
04:35PMLondon Heathrow Airport3h45 10:20PMAthens International Airport
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$1241One-way
08:50AMLondon Heathrow Airport5h35 04:25PMAthens International Airport
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$3391One-way

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$67Aegean Airlines
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$76Ryanair
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$52Ryanair
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$32wizz air uk
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$15Ryanair
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$12wizz air uk
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$15Ryanair
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$15Air Afrique
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$15Ryanair
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$40Ryanair
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$45Ryanair
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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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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

Is cross-border travel to Athens, Greece from London, United Kingdom currently allowed?

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

Is international entry into Athens from London restricted?

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

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

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Travelers showing symptoms will be asked to quarantine for 5 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 1/20/22. 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.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Athens, Greece?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Greece is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Athens, Greece?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Athens?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/23/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Athens here.

What is the distance from London to Athens?

Athens is approximately 1482 miles (2391 km) away from London.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from London to Athens?

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