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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 57m

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

$121 - $360

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Fly to London Stansted  •  7h 37m

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

$95 - $365

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Fly to London Gatwick  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to London Gatwick (LGW) ATH - LGW

$105 - $355

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7h 23m

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

$104 - $580

Fly to London City  •  8h 30m

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

$153 - $565

Fly to Southend, train  •  9h 31m

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

$98 - $346

Train, bus  •  36h 27m

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the bus from Thessaloniki to Bratislava
  3. Take the train from Bratislava-Petrzalka to Wien Hbf Rex
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  6. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International

$374 - $694

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

$241

Bus, car ferry, train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$361 - $791

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

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the Thello from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon 220
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$326 - $771

Bus  •  2 days 7h

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

$144 - $218

Drive, car ferry  •  41h 53m

  1. Drive from Athens to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
  3. Drive from Venice to Calais
  4. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  5. Drive from Dover to London

$387 - $672

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  32h 46m

  1. Drive from Athens to Kufstein
  2. Take the train from Kufstein to München Hbf M / ...
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  6. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  7. Drive from Folkestone to London

$736 - $985

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athens to London is to fly which costs 80€ - 320€ and takes 7h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to London is to fly which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 6h 57m.

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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 2391 km.

The best way to get from Athens to London without a car is to train and bus which takes 36h 27m and costs 320€ - 650€.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m 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 57m and costs 100€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 120€ - 190€ 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 57m

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

British Airways, Aegean Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from Athens to London hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to London via Sofia in around 2 days 7h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Athens to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Katowice
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to Southend via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Athens to Southend via Corfu
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Athens to Southend via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Corfu, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Basel
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Athens to Southend via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Athens to Southend via Dubrovnik
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Sofia
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Athens to Southend via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Athens to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Athens to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Riga
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Athens to London City via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Athens to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thello.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
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
$76
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
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $68
Schedules at
iliastravel.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
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Venice
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$79
Airplane economy seats
$93
2-berth outside
$180 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200

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