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Travel Information to Santorini from London

distanceDistance1628 miles (2625 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £141 • 3 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAegean Airlines

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 1628 miles (2625 km) between London and Santorini. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Aegean Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Santorini.

How to Travel from London to Santorini?

Planning on travelling from London to Santorini? You'll find several ways to travel between these destinations, including flights, buses, trains, and ferries. However, the most cost-effective way of getting to Santorini from London is without a doubt to catch a flight. Santorini is widely considered to be one of the most visually appealing islands in Greece. Its volcanoes, ocean views, and white-washed properties create a breathtaking backdrop for many a photographer.

Millions of travellers flock to this city every year to experience some of the best sunsets in the world, not to mention the landscapes, archaeology, as well as the food and wine on offer. If you choose to fly from London to Santorini, expect your travel time to be between 6h 30min and 9h 30min, depending on layovers. If you choose ground transportation, your trip could end up taking as long as three days.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get From London to Santorini?

If you're looking for the most affordable way of travelling between London and Santorini, you'll generally find that flying is your best option, and also the quickest. Currently, British Airways offer direct flights from London Heathrow International Airport to Santorini (Thira) National Airport, though this is slightly more expensive than some of the flights with a layover along the way.

Lufthansa Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and Swiss Airlines offer cheaper flights with a single layover in either Zurich, Athens, or Vienna. Aegean Airlines also offers cheap flights with a single stopover in Athens or two layovers in Munich and Athens. If you decide to use ground travel from London to Santorini, you can expect your trip to take close to three days and cost two to three times more than a flight.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from London to Santorini?

Flying from London to Santorini is without a doubt the quickest way to travel between these two destinations. The distance between the two is around 1628 miles (2625 km) and ground travel can take as long as three days to make the journey.

Currently, your quickest option is a direct flight provided by British Airways which leaves from London Heathrow International Airport and arrives at Santorini (Thira) National Airport in roughly 4h. British Airways is the only airline offering direct flights at the moment. You can find flights through Aegean with a single layover in Athens and a travel time between 6h 15min and 7h 30min depending on the length of the stopover. Swiss Airlines also offers flights with a single layover and a travel time of around 9h.

Santorini Couple. Source: Shutterstock

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Trains from London to Santorini

As an adventurous traveller interested in seeing the sights rather than getting to your destination as quickly as possible, you may want to look at travelling via train from London to Santorini. These trips come with multiple stopovers and changes along the way. Your first trip will be via direct Eurostar train from London St Pancras to Paris. This trip typically takes around 2h 30min on a high-speed train. Once you arrive in Paris, you'll need to take a TGV train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milan Italy. There is typically only one trip a day at around 2:30 p.m. and the trip will take roughly 7h 30min. From Milan, you'll jump on a Frecciarossa ferry and make the three-hour journey to Ancona, Italy.

Train travel from London to Santorini with Eurostar

When taking a train from London to Santorini, your first leg of the journey will be via high-speed train from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord operated by Eurostar. Eurostar is currently one of the only high-speed trains offering direct trips from the UK to France, The Netherlands, and Belgium and also offers no restrictions on luggage or food on your journey. Your trip from London to Paris will generally be around three hours with the fastest trip between these two destinations being close to 2h 30min, one of the fastest ways to get to Paris from London.

Santorini Building. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from London to Santorini

If you're flying from London to Paris, you can expect to find several flights travelling between these two locations on a daily basis, up to 14 different flights are offered daily. Currently, British Airways are the only airline offering direct flights from London to Santorini leaving from London Heathrow International and landing at Santorini (Thira) National Airport in around 4h.

If you fly from London Stansted, you'll find direct flights offered by Ryanair, while easyJet offers direct flights from London Gatwick Airport. If you're travelling with Aegean or Lufthansa, you can expect your flights to have at least one layover along the way, sometimes two if you're with Aegean. These journeys can take anywhere between 6h and 10h depending on the length of the stopover. These flights all depart from London Heathrow International Airport. You'll also find flights from Heathrow with a single stopover offered by Swiss Airlines and Austrian Airlines that'll get you from London to Santorini in around 9h 30min.

Flying from London to Santorini with British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair

If you're travelling from London Heathrow International Airport to Santorini (Thira) National Airport, you'll find cheap direct flights offered by British Airways. This journey will get you to Santorini in roughly 4h. British Airways offers a wide range of services for all their customers including premium lounges and in-flight entertainment to rival the best. If you're travelling from London Gatwick Airport, you'll find direct flights offered by easyJet, while direct flights from London Stansted Airport are typically operated by Ryanair. Both of these companies offer safe and reliable travel for all of their customers.

To Santorini by train/ bus/ flight—travel tips

Once devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, Santorini now stands as one of the most popular and iconic islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea offering a plethora of sights to see and activities to indulge in. Head to one of the west-facing settlements such as Fira or Oia and enjoy a front-row seat to some of the most exquisite sunsets in the world. Oia is home to the city's signature cave houses, as well as an array of beautiful vistas and incredible restaurant terraces, it's also home to art galleries, museums, and castle ruins.

If you're on the island to experience the beach and surf, make your way to Perissa or Red Beach and frolic in the waves. If you're a history buff, there's no shortage of places to see in Santorini. Make your way to the Museum of Prehistoric Thira and explore the local artefacts from prehistoric digs or head to Akrotiri and explore the ruins of this prehistoric village. Regardless of what you're on the island to do, you're likely to find it in Santorini.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Santorini

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FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Santorini, Greece is: Fully open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Greece?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Santorini from London?

Conditions of entry into Greece:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Santorini, Greece?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Greece has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 25/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from London to Santorini.

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

Is my journey back to London from Santorini restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 29/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Santorini closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel from London to Santorini including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from London to Santorini is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Santorini:

A ferry is £81 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from London to Santorini costing on average £81.

A ferry is about £141 less than a flight, which costs on average £141 for this journey.

A ferry is £2 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from London to Santorini costing on average £2.

The quickest way to travel from London to Santorini is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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You should expect to travel around 1628 miles (2625 km) from London to Santorini.

The average frequency per day from London to Santorini is:

  • 36 flights a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from London to Santorini as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Santorini:

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    • You can travel from London to Santorini by flight with Aegean Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £141 with Aegean Airlines from London to Santorini.
    Your journey from London to Santorini doesn't have to end in Santorini. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Athens, Rome or Paris. If you’d like to add Athens, Rome or Paris to your London to Santorini trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Santorini today!

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

    • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £81 one way.
    • The price of a plane ticket is £141 one way on average for this journey.
    • The price of a ferry ticket for this trip is on average £1 one way.
    • The price of a train ticket is £2 one way on average for this trip.

    But we recommend booking London to Santorini 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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