There are 13 ways to get from Athens to London by plane, train, night train, bus, car ferry, 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  •  6 h 57 min

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

$122 - $360

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Fly to London Stansted  •  7 h 17 min

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

$96 - $366

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Fly to London Gatwick  •  7 h 1 min

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

$106 - $360

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7 h 21 min

  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

$107 - $584

Fly to London City  •  8 h 32 min

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

$153 - $565

Fly to Southend, train  •  9 h 46 min

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

$98 - $346

Train, night train, bus  •  43 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Vicenza
  4. Take the train from Vicenza to Paris Gare De Lyon En
  5. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$236 - $537

Bus, car ferry, train  •  2 days 1 h

  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 Station to Torino Porta Susa Station
  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

$359 - $798

Bus Eurolines CZ  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to London Victoria Coach Station 1920

$179 - $241

Bus, car ferry, Thello, train  •  2 days 4 h

  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

$324 - $768

Bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 7 h

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

$144 - $218

Drive, car ferry, carferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Drive from Venezia to Calais
  4. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  5. Drive from Dover to London

$369 - $716

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  32 h 55 min

  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 to Folkestone
  7. Drive from Folkestone to London

$753 - $1,011

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to London station. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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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 night train and bus which takes 43 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to get from Athens to London, including transfers.

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Athens to London bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to London is to fly which takes 6 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 2 h.

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

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Athens to London bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 2 h behind Athens. It is currently 4:41 AM in Athens and 2:41 AM in London.

Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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  • Distance: 1494.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 57 min

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 Budapest and Budapest Népliget in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Poznan
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from Athens to Southend via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Athens to Southend via Corfu
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Naples
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Athens to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
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
7 h 53 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Flights from Athens to London Luton via Katowice
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Athens to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,800
Flights from Athens to Southend via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Athens to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Athens to Southend via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Southend via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to London Heathrow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $250
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Athens to London Gatwick via Riga
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Athens to London Stansted via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from Athens to London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 min
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
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Serbian Railways
Website
srbvoz.rs
Night train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Schedules at
srbvoz.rs
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $11
1st Class Ticket
$12 - $19
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Vicenza to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
14 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$120 - $150
Eurostar
ItaloTreno
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
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
3 h 11 min
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
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
13 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
thello.com
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.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kufstein to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Vicenza
Ave. Duration
13 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
ms.mk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Athens to Budapest
Ave. Duration
21 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Budapest Népliget to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
28 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to London
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$64 - $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
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
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