There are 12 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.

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  6 h 51 min

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

$122 - $357

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Fly from London Stansted  •  7 h 22 min

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

$95 - $365

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Fly from London Gatwick  •  7 h 7 min

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

$106 - $355

Fly from London City  •  8 h 28 min

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

$154 - $565

Train to London Luton, fly  •  7 h 45 min

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

$108 - $583

Train, bus  •  38 h 16 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 Rosenheim Ec / ...
  4. Take the bus from Rosenheim Hbf. to Skopje
  5. Take the bus from Skopje to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$369 - $703

Bus FlixBus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget 1920
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$184 - $266

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 Thessaloniki to Athens

$367 - $695

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

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Venezia Santa Lucia 221
  3. Take the car ferry from Venezia to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$327 - $766

Bus Radina VIP  •  2 days 7 h

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

$142 - $218

Drive, carferry, car ferry  •  2 days 2 h

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

$366 - $720

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  33 h 11 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

$753 - $1,014

Questions & Answers

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

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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 Athens via Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon, Zürich HB, Beograd and Thessaloniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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The distance between London and Athens is 1495 miles.

The best way to get from London to Athens without a car is to train and bus which takes 38 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to get from London to Athens, including transfers.

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

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London to Athens train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Athens is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 2 h, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 3 h.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 35 min.

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London to Athens bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from London to Athens.
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  • Distance: 1494.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

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

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

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London City to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from London City to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London City to Athens via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London City to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from London City to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from London Luton to Athens via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Athens via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London City to Athens via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 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 London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 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
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.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 - $220
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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

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 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 Rosenheim
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Beograd
Ave. Duration
20 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
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
$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 Rosenheim Hbf. to Skopje
Ave. Duration
15 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
ms.mk
Simeonidis Tours
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 London to Budapest, Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
29 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
elines.cz
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
21 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
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
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
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 Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$61 - $66
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

Athens is 2 h ahead of London. It is currently 10:00 PM in London and 12:00 AM in Athens.

London to Athens train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), arrive at Athens station.

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

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There are 3797+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs .

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