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There are 9 ways to get from Gatwick Airport to Samos by plane, bus, ferry, train or bus and ferry

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Fly London Gatwick to Bodrum, bus, ferry

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bodrum (BJV)
  2. Take the bus from Milas to Soke
  3. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy

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Fly London Gatwick to Samos

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Samos (SMI)

Bus to London Heathrow, fly to Samos

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Samos (SMI)

Train to London Stansted, fly to Izmir, ferry

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Izmir (ADB)
  3. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy

Fly London Gatwick to Athens, train, ferry

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Athens (ATH)
  2. Take the train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
  3. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Vathy Samou

Train, bus, ferry via Stuttgart

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
  4. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
  5. Take the ferry from Thessaloniki to Vathy Samou

Train, bus and ferry, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Kavala
  4. Take the ferry from Kavala to Vathy Samou

Train, bus and ferry, bus, ferry via Istanbul

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Istanbul
  4. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari to Kusadası
  5. Take the ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy

Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Sofia to Kavala
  4. Take the ferry from Kavala to Vathy Samou
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International entry into Greece from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Greece from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory 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)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Greece from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Samos is 210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Samos is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Samos is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 210 521 2054.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Greece.

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The cheapest way to get from Gatwick Airport to Samos is to fly and train and ferry which costs £65 - £180 and takes 17h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Gatwick Airport to Samos is to fly which costs £30 - £600 and takes 8h 16m.

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It is approximately 2595 km to get from Gatwick Airport to Samos.

The best way to get from Gatwick Airport to Samos without a car is to train and bus and ferry via Stuttgart which takes 2 days 1h and costs £270 - £650.

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It takes approximately 8h 39m to get from Gatwick Airport to Samos, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Bodrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 55m.

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Samos is 2h ahead of Gatwick Airport. It is currently 11:59 AM in Gatwick Airport and 1:59 PM in Samos.

easyJet and Turkish Airlines offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bodrum Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Samos. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Gatwick Airport to Samos.
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  • Distance: 2594.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 39m

What companies run services between Gatwick Airport, England and Samos, Greece?

Wizz Air UK, Olympic Air and five other airlines fly from Gatwick Airport to Samos twice daily.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €750
Flights from London Gatwick to Bodrum via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €800
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bodrum
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €390
Flights from London Gatwick to Bodrum via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €480
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €700
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Tunis, Athens
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€370 - €850
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from London Heathrow to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €700
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Athens, Chios
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€40 - €700
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €700
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Thessaloniki, Athens
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Samos via Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Samos via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €370
Flights from London Gatwick to Samos via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€200 - €480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Samos via Munich
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Samos via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €500
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Izmir
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Train operators
Greek Railways (Suburban)
Phone
+30 213 0121121
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens International Airport to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10
Website
Greek Railways (Suburban)
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Greek Railways (Suburban)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
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 Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €130
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 Paris l'Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Milas to Soke
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€1 - €2
Website
MetroTurizm
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Kusadası
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
MetroTurizm
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 and T3
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €21
Website
Megabus UK
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
22h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€144
Website
Balkan Horn
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Kavala
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Sofia to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €30
Schedules at
matpu.com
Union Ivkoni - Unibus
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€1 - €110
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Ferry operators
Barel Travel
Website
bareltravel.com
Ferry from Kuşadası to Vathy
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€0 - €25
Schedules at
bareltravel.com
Adult
€25
Child
€13
Infant
€0
Meander Travel
Website
meandertravel.com
Ferry from Kusadasis to Vathy, Samos
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Schedules at
meandertravel.com
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Ferry from Piraeus to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €100
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€56 - €59
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€65 - €85
Economy
€35 - €50
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€60 - €75
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€80 - €100
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €130
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€65 - €70
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€80 - €100
Economy
€50 - €70
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€80 - €100
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€100 - €130
Ferry from Kavala to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Blue Star Ferries
Business
€62 - €67
2 Bed Inside Cabin
€75 - €95
Economy
€50 - €65
4 Bed Outside Cabin
€75 - €90
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€95 - €120
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Vathy Samou
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Hellenic Seaways
Business
€40 - €60
2 Bed Lux Cabin
€65 - €90
Economy
€30 - €45
4 Bed Inside Cabin
€50 - €70

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