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Flight Information between Zurich and Athens

distanceDistance1001 miles (1615 km)
durationAverage flight duration2 h 40 min
priceAverage plane ticket price£96 (€108)
changesDirect flightYes
carriersAirlinesAegean Airlines, Swiss, Air Serbia or Alitalia

Flights from Zurich to Athens cover the 1001 miles (1615 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 40 min with our travel partners like Aegean Airlines, Swiss, Air Serbia or Alitalia. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as £62, but the average price of plane tickets is £96. Travellers depart most frequently from Zurich Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.

Zurich to Athens Flights: An Overview

There are frequent flights from Zurich to Athens every day of the week. Passengers traveling to the historic vacation destination of Athens can fly directly or indirectly. When flying direct, airlines cover the 1931 kilometers between these European cities in two hours and 35 minutes to two hours and 40 minutes. Passengers have many additional indirect flights to choose from with flight times under five hours and 15 minutes. A majority of operators along this route are national carriers, including Swiss Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Austrian, Airlines, and Lufthansa. Low-cost operator Pegasus Airlines occasionally flies to Athens, and, like other indirect routes, stops over once along the way. Flights are quite evenly scheduled across the week, with an average of three to seven direct daily flights on offer. Flights depart from Zurich Airport and arrive at Athens International Airport.

Which airlines fly from Zurich to Athens?

Swiss and Greek national carriers Swiss Airlines and Aegean Airlines travel from Zurich to Athens, as well as Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and low-cost option Pegasus Airlines. The national carriers fly the only frequent direct routes between these European cities. Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa have frequent and efficient indirect flights along this route with one stopover along the way, typically in Vienna, Munich, or Frankfurt. 

How long is the flight from Zurich to Athens?

Direct flights from Zurich to Athens take between two hours and 35 minutes and two hours and 40 minutes. Swiss Airlines and Aegean Airlines both offer the fastest possible flights, and when there are several direct daily flights, these are scheduled evenly throughout the day. Indirect flights can be as quick as three hours and 55 minutes with Austrian Airlines, among others. The fastest indirect flights stopover once for under an hour. There are many indirect daily flights with a duration of five hours and 15 minutes and under making indirect travel a viable option for passengers. 

How many flights are there from Zurich to Athens?

There are seven direct flights from Zurich to Athens on most days of the week. On one or two weekdays there are only three direct options. These low-frequency days typically fall on Tuesdays or Fridays, but this can vary from week to week. Aegean Airlines is the most frequent provider of direct flights from Zurich to Athens, followed closely by Swiss Airlines. Across the week there are between three and eight indirect flights with a duration of five hours and 15 minutes or under, and these indirect flights are most efficient on weekdays. 

What are the departure and arrival airports for flights from Zurich to Athens?

Departure airport: Flights depart Zurich Airport, a three-terminal facility with a long-stay parking garage available at each terminal. There is a train station at the airport and the journey from central Zurich takes 10 minutes on the city's efficient public transit system. The airport features free WiFi, restaurants serving food from neighboring European countries, and enough shops with duty-free options to keep passengers entertained until their flight.

Arrival airport: Flights arrive to Athens International Airport, which lies 21 kilometers southwest of Athens. The airport is connected via metro, suburban rail and bus to the city, and the journey takes between one hour and one hour and 15 minutes to reach central Athens. The airport itself has a shopping center with a range of fashion stores, bars and restaurants, as well as a cultural exhibition for visitors that changes throughout the year.  

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my flight from Zurich to Athens?

Travel by plane between Zurich, Switzerland and Athens, Greece is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Athens from Zurich restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • 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 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Athens from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Greece by plane?

The restriction level for your return flight to Zurich, Switzerland from Athens is: Partially open.

Is my return flight into Zurich from Athens restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Athens?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight to Zurich from Athens closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap plane tickets to Athens from Zurich cost?
You can find a cheap flight from Zurich to Athens for some dates and times for as low as £62  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of plane tickets to Athens from Zurich?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Zurich to Athens flight prices are on average £96  one way.
What is the distance to Athens from Zurich by flight?
You should expect to travel around 1001 miles (1615 km)  between Zurich and Athens by plane.
What is the average Zurich to Athens flight duration?
The flight time from Zurich to Athens is on average 2 h 40 min  for the 1001 miles (1615 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Athens from Zurich by flight can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When taking a flight from Zurich to Athens, which airport in Zurich do I fly out of and which airport in Athens do I arrive in?

Omio travellers most frequently book a flight from Zurich Airport   to Athens International Airport   for this route.

Where is the airport in Zurich to go to Athens? Where is the airport in Athens located?

You can find the most popular departure airport for this trip, Zurich Airport, located approximately 5.8 miles (9.4 km) from the city centre of Zurich. 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 offer a service to Athens from Zurich?
For the best Zurich to Athens flight to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Aegean Airlines, Swiss, Air Serbia or Alitalia. However, it's always good to check all possible airlines with services from Zurich to Athens to compare what amenities they may offer.
Are there any Zurich to Athens direct flights?
Yes, you can find a direct flight between Zurich and Athens with Aegean Airlines or Swiss  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your plane ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
When can I take the first flight from Zurich to Athens? When can I take the last flight for the day?
The earliest flight departing from Zurich to Athens leaves at 07: 00. The last flight departing from Zurich to Athens leaves at 20: 25. You can find the latest Zurich to Athens flight times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Zurich to Athens plane tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a flight to Athens from Zurich to cost on average £96 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying plane tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Zurich to Athens flight generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.