There are 8 ways to get from London to Athens by plane, train, bus, night train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 50 min

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

$106 - $355

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  35 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hegyeshalom Rj
  4. Take the bus from Rajka to Athens

$434 - $723

Bus Korona Travel  •  45 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brno
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Athens Korona Travel

$181 - $210

Train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Beograd En
  4. Take the train from Beograd to Thessaloniki AVE
  5. Take the train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα

$368 - $686

Train, nighttrain, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 6 h

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

$338 - $777

Bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 9 h

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

$140 - $218

Drive, car ferry  •  41 h 31 min

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

$391 - $690

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  33 h 2 min

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

$752 - $1,012

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Athens is to fly which costs £80 - £280 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Athens is to fly which costs £80 - £280 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between London and Athens is 1495 miles.

It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to get from London to Athens, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Athens. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Athens via Brno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Athens. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Αθήνα via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon, Zürich HB, Beograd and Θεσσαλονίκη. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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

Cobaltair flies from London to Athens twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Athens via Brno in around 45 h 9 min.

Airlines
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
0 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Hegyeshalom
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Θεσσαλονίκη to Αθήνα
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$27 - $40
First Class
$35 - $50
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
thello.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Rajka to Athens
Ave. Duration
18 h 17 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Brno to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brno
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
elines.cz
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Union Ivkoni
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Venezia to Patras
Ave. Duration
31 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$98 - $100
Aircraft-type seats
$119 - $121
2 bed inside cabin
$313 - $316
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Venice to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$80
Airplane economy seats
$94
2-berth outside
$190 - $230
3-berth outside shower
$170 - $200

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