There are 12 ways to get from Athens to London by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, night train, car or car train

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 55m

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

£74 - £474

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Fly to London Luton, train  •  7h 42m

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

£57 - £302

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 8m

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

£78 - £192

Fly to London Stansted  •  7h 27m

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

£64 - £256

Fly to London City  •  8h 29m

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

£90 - £414

Fly to Southend, train  •  9h 45m

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

£91 - £314

Train, bus  •  36h 21m

  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

£243 - £569

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

£187

Bus, car ferry, night train, train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venice
  3. Take the night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Paris Gare De Lyon En
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£285 - £703

Bus  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia Piraeus - Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to London - Victoria Station

£111 - £173

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  30h 2m

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

£504 - £672

Drive, car ferry  •  31h 30m

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

£377 - £588

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to London is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 340€ and takes 7h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to London is to fly which costs 80€ - 550€ and takes 6h 55m.

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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 21m and costs 270€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m 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 best way to get from Athens to London is to fly which takes 6h 55m and costs 80€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 200€ and takes 2 days 7h.

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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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Map of how to get from Athens to London.
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  • Distance: 1494.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 55m

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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to London Victoria via Sofia in around 2 days 7h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Rzeszow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £550
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £550
Flights from Athens to Southend via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Athens to Southend via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £360
Flights from Athens to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £350
Flights from Athens to Southend via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
Flights from Athens to Southend via Corfu
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £330
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£95 - £330
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £330
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £330
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Naples
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£100 - £380
Flights from Athens to Southend via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £470
Flights from Athens to Southend via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Flights from Athens to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £650
Flights from Athens to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Flights from Athens to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £220
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £430
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £250
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £240
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £250
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£130 - £490
Flights from Athens to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£110 - £400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £450
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Riga
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £380
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£95 - £450
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £500
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
£95 - £280
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £550
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £550
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
London Overground
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
trainose.gr
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 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£80 - £100
1st Class
£95 - £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 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Venezia S. Lucia to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
14h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £65
Website
Thello
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 - £95
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
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
£59
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
£128
Website
Balkan Horn
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £21
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Valeross
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from Sofia to London - Victoria Station
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venice
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£75 - £250
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
£75 - £77
Aircraft-type seats
£91 - £93
2 bed inside cabin
£241 - £243
3 bed outside cabin
£210 - £250
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
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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London is 2h behind Athens. It is currently 8:47 AM in Athens and 6:47 AM in London.

Eurowings, Alitalia, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 9842+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 10€.

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