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There are 13 ways to get from Athens to London by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to London Heathrow (LHR) ATH - LHR

£58 - £214

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to London Gatwick (LGW) ATH - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£53 - £182

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Fly to London City  •  8h 39m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to London City (LCY) ATH - LCY

£85 - £814

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to London Luton (LTN) ATH - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International

£81 - £180

Fly to London Stansted  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to London Stansted (STN) ATH - STN

£56 - £316

Fly to Southend, train  •  9h 53m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Southend (SEN) ATH - SEN
  2. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

£54 - £184

Train, bus  •  36h 27m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£242 - £543

Train, bus via Budapest  •  40h 36m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  5. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£242 - £519

Bus, bus and ferry  •  45h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station

£180

Train, bus and ferry  •  46h 5m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki Ic
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Sofia
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station

£152 - £164

Bus, bus and ferry via London  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia Piraeus - Haskovo
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Sofia to London

£92 - £141

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  29h 16m

  1. Drive from Athens to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£456 - £601

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 46m

  1. Drive from Athens to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£387 - £598

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to London is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 7h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Athens to London is to fly which takes 6h 56m and costs 65€ - 250€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to London station. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at London Victoria Station via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 34m.

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The distance between Athens and London is 1495 miles.

The best way to get from Athens to London without a car is to train and bus which takes 36h 27m and costs 280€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Athens to London, including transfers.

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Athens to London bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 50m.

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Athens to London bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, arrive at London Victoria Station.

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London is 2h behind Athens. It is currently 8:33 PM in Athens and 6:33 PM in London.

Map of how to get from Athens to London.
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  • Distance: 1494.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 56m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and London, England?

British Airways, Aegean Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Athens to London Paddington hourly.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £300
Flights from Athens to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£250 - £750
Flights from Athens to London City via Mykonos
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Athens to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £190
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£28 - £190
Flights from Athens to Southend via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Athens to Southend via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Athens to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Athens to Southend via Corfu
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£28 - £150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Flights from Athens to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£160 - £900
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £340
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £230
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Katowice
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £230
Flights from Athens to Southend via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £500
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £500
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £190
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £490
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £280
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £230
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Athens to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Bacau
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £430
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £24
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Thessaloniki to Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£12 - £17
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£80 - £95
1st Class
£90 - £110
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£100 - £120
Standard Premier
£140 - £180
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£40 - £90
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Thessaloniki to Budapest
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£57
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
33h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£123
Website
Balkan Horn
Valeross
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
12h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Sofia to London
Ave. Duration
41h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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