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Overview: London to Athens flight

distanceDistance1482 miles (2391 km)
durationAverage flight duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£33 (€38)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesRyanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines, British Airways, Swiss, Alitalia, Lufthansa or Sas Airways

Flights from London to Athens cover the 1482 miles (2391 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines, British Airways, Swiss, Alitalia, Lufthansa or Sas Airways. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as £11, but the average price of plane tickets is £33. Travellers depart most frequently from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.

Airlines: Ryanair, Wizz Air and Aegean Airlines London to Athens

You can travel by flight between London and Athens with Ryanair, Wizz Air and Aegean Airlines for as low as £11. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a plane and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct flights to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

  • Average Price: £11

Ryanair has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by flight between London and Athens:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Flights from London to Athens: Journey Details

Direct flights from London to Athens depart every day of the week, between approximately 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. There are around 20 flights per day with many different airlines, including Aegean Airlines, Easyjet, British Airways and US Airways. This flight takes around 3.5 hours.

Taking a Flight from London

Flights depart from three London airports; Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick. From the city centre, Heathrow is 25 kilometres west, Gatwick is 43 kilometres south and Stansted is 62 kilometres north. All three airports have express train services from the centre of London, there are also many bus routes available which tend to take longer. Stansted Express trains leave from Tottenham Hale or London Liverpool Street Stations every 10-15 minutes. The journey takes around 40 minutes, they run until 11:25 p.m. and then there is an additional train at 3:40 a.m. The Gatwick Express takes 30 minutes from Victoria Station, trains leave every 15 minutes between 5:00 a.m. and midnight, plus additional trains leave at 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. The Heathrow Express departs from Paddington Station, takes 15-20 minutes and runs every 15-30 minutes until 11:25 p.m.

Flying into Athens

The ancient city of Athens dates back 4000 years and still features some fascinating architecture and ruins displaying this long history. The Acropolis Museum is in an ultra modern building which, in stark contrast, houses 4000 relics found in and around the Parthenon. Athens airport is 40 kilometres south east of the city. Metro and Suburban Trains link the airport and city in around 30 minutes, they run until between midnight and 1:00 a.m.

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FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by plane from London, United Kingdom to Athens, Greece?

Travel by plane between London, United Kingdom and Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Athens from London restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Greece from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Athens, Greece?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight from London to Athens closer to your date of departure here.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by plane to London, United Kingdom from Athens, Greece?

Return travel from Greece to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Athens?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Athens?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 21/01/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to London from Athens.

How much do cheap flights from London to Athens cost?

Omio customers have found cheap plane tickets to Athens from London for as low as £11  for the next 7 days.

What is the average price of plane tickets to Athens from London?

If you’re looking to purchase your plane tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Athens flight price to come in at an average of £33  one way.

What is the distance between London and Athens by flight?

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

How long is the flight to Athens from London?

The flight time to Athens from London is on average 3 h 30 min  for the 1482 miles (2391 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between London and Athens by flight can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

When taking a flight from London to Athens, which airport in London do I fly out of and which airport in Athens do I arrive in?

Omio customers who book cheap flights for this trip most frequently fly from London Heathrow Airport   to Athens International Airport.

Where is the departure airport in London located? Where is the arrival airport in Athens located?

You can find the most popular departure airport for this journey, London Heathrow Airport, located approximately 14.3 miles (23 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival airport in Athens, called Athens International Airport, is located around 13.1 miles (21.2 km) away from its city centre. To reach the city centre of Athens from Athens International Airport, check what taxi services, airport shuttle services or public transportation options are available.

What airlines go from London to Athens?

For the best London to Athens flight to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, Aegean Airlines, British Airways, Swiss, Alitalia, Lufthansa or Sas Airways. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services from London to Athens to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any direct flights between London and Athens?

Yes, you can find a direct flight from London to Athens with Aegean Airlines, Ryanair, British Airways or wizz air uk  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.

What time is the earliest flight from London to Athens? What time is the last flight from London to Athens?

You can take the first flight from London to Athens at 06: 20   or take the last flight from London to Athens leaving at 18: 15. Look for the latest London Athens flight timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the plane for this journey.

How early should I buy London to Athens plane tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this journey and save money. If you buy plane tickets between London and Athens within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £33 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your plane ticket from London to Athens a few months in advance.