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Travel Information from Manchester to Athens

distanceDistance1627 miles (2624 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £61 • 3 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 1627 miles (2624 km) by flight to Athens from Manchester. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Manchester to Athens.

How to Travel from Manchester to Athens

Athens has a lot to offer tourists when it comes to historical Greek museums and stunning architecture. To reach the famed city, a traveller has the option to take a flight, bus or train. A flight is both the fastest and cheapest way to travel to Athens.

Train: There is no direct train from Manchester to Athens. The traveller can expect a few stops and changes along the way. The departure point is Manchester Piccadilly while the arrival station is Athens. The train takes an estimated 48 hours to complete the journey including a four-hour transfer.

Bus: It will take the bus an estimated two days and fifteen hours to reach Athens from Manchester. The departure station is Manchester ZOB, with one stop at Legnica Bhf, while the arrival point is Athen Ariston Hotel. There is a bus leaving Manchester ZOB five days a week while the bus at Legnica Bhf leaves four days a week.

Flight: A flight from Manchester to Athens takes only seven hours including a two-hour transfer. The departure airport is Manchester (MAN) while the arrival airport is Athens (ATH). There are several airlines provideing this route and a traveller can expect to get a nonstop flight leaving for Athens daily.

Travelling from Manchester to Athens: Travel Tips

  • What is the fastest way to travel from Manchester to Athens? The fastest way to travel From Manchester to Athens is to take a flight as it only takes an estimated seven hours.
  • What is the cheapest way to travel from city Manchester to Athens? A flight is also the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Athens.
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    FAQs
    Is international travel between Manchester, United Kingdom and Athens, Greece allowed?

    International travel from Manchester, 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 travelling from Manchester?

    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 travellers 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 22/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Manchester to Athens.

    Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Manchester, United Kingdom from Athens, Greece?

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

    Am I allowed to reenter Manchester, 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 Manchester from Athens?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory self-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

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

    All travellers 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 25/11/2021. 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 Manchester from Athens here.

    How do I go from Manchester to Athens?

    Travelling from Manchester to Athens includes taking a flight.

    What is the fastest way to get to Athens from Manchester?

    Going by flight is the quickest way from Manchester to Athens with an average travel time of 3 h 45 min.

    How many miles from Manchester to Athens would I travel?

    The Manchester to Athens distance is approximately 1627 miles (2624 km).

    When going from Manchester to Athens, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Athens?

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Manchester to Athens:

    • Most travellers catch their flight from Manchester Airport and arrive in Athens International Airport.
    Who can get me from Manchester to Athens?

    Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Manchester and Athens:

    • You can travel between Manchester and Athens by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £61 with Ryanair from Manchester to Athens.
    Is there a direct service between Manchester and Athens?

    Yes, there is a direct route available between Manchester and Athens:

    • You'll find direct flights with Aegean Airlines.

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

    What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Manchester to Athens?
    Looking to extend your trip from Manchester to Athens? Many Omio customers who go from Manchester to Athens usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Paris or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Rome, Paris or Berlin from Athens, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How far in advance should I buy tickets from Manchester to Athens online to get the best deals?

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

    • The price of a plane ticket is on average £61 one way for this trip.

    But we recommend booking Manchester to Athens 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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