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Travel Information between London and Athens

distanceDistance1482 miles (2391 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $31 (€25) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 1482 miles (2391 km) by flight between London and Athens. Ryanair is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Athens.

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

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

Can I enter Greece if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Athens if traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Athens, Greece due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Greece must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/8/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Athens from London.

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

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

Is my journey back to London from Athens restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 9/17/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Athens closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from London to Athens?

Travel London to Athens by flight.

What is the fastest way from London to Athens?

A flight is the fastest way to get to Athens from London with an average travel time for this route around 3 h 30 min.

How far is it from London to Athens?

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

When traveling to Athens from London, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Athens?

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

  • Flights from London to Athens most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from London to Athens?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from London to Athens:

  • You can take a flight from London to Athens with Ryanair. Cheap tickets can be found for $31 (€25) with Ryanair from London to Athens.
Is it possible to travel directly from London to Athens?

Yes, there is a direct route available from London to Athens:

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

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Athens from London ends?
Your trip from London to Athens doesn't have to end in Athens. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you’d like to add Rome, Paris or Berlin to your London to Athens tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Athens today!
How far in advance should I purchase my London to Athens one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Athens, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $31 (€25) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Athens online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London Liverpool Street Stn

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge

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