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

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Fly from London Heathrow  •  6h 46m

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

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Fly from London Stansted  •  7h 21m

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

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Fly from London City  •  8h 28m

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Athens (ATH) LGW - ATH

Train to London Luton, fly  •  7h 20m

  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

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Athens (ATH) BHX - ATH

Train, bus via Bratislava  •  34h 39m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 83 / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf 62 / ...
  4. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rjx
  5. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

Train, bus  •  37h 11m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof 83 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Stuttgart to Thessaloniki
  4. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Athens Hamburg Adenauerallee - Corinth Bus Station

Train, Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf 79
  3. Take the Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens Ic

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 5h

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

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  29h 24m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Athens

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 46m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Athens

London to Athens by train, walk, taxi and bus

The journey time between London and Athens is around 34h 39m and covers a distance of around 3542 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h. Operated by Eurostar, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and others, the London to Athens service departs from London St Pancras Intl and arrives in Athens. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Services
34h 39m Average Duration
€455 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from London to Athens is to train and fly which costs £80 - £210 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Athens is to fly which costs £75 - £400 and takes 6h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Athens. However, there are services departing from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Athens via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3h.

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The distance between London and Athens is 2392 km.

The best way to get from London to Athens without a car is to train and bus via Bratislava which takes 34h 39m and costs £390 - £800.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from London to Athens, including transfers.

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London to Athens bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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The best way to get from London to Athens is to fly which takes 6h 46m and costs £75 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £130 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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London to Athens bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from London to Athens.
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  • Distance: 2391.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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

Sky Express, Aegean Airlines and 10 other airlines fly from London Paddington to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Athens via Prague Florenc Central Bus Station in around 2 days 3h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from London City to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €750
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €800
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €950
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€440 - €3300
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €800
Flights from Birmingham to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €450
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €450
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €450
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€65 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €1100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €850
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €1200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from London City to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€260 - €900
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €800
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €1800
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Flights from Birmingham to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €1100
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €600
Flights from Birmingham to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €450
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €600
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€130 - €1000
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €19
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €22
Off-Peak Single
€13 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €27
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €13
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
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 Est to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
sncf-connect.com
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
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Greek Railways (OSE)
Phone
+302130121451
Website
hellenictrain.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €22
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Airport
€10
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
12h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Schedules at
simeonidistours.gr
Korona Travel
Phone
210.92.33.33
Email
info@koronatravel.gr
Website
koronatravel.gr
Bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€71
Schedules at
koronatravel.gr
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Athens
Ave. Duration
31h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
Union Ivkoni
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
Ave. Duration
40h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€250 - €380
Schedules at
portokalidistours.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
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€67
Website
Tourist Service Holding AD
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€97
Standard Car - Premium
€155

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Athens is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 5:35 AM in London and 7:35 AM in Athens.

Sky Express, Aegean Airlines, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens Airport.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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