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There are 13 ways to get from London to Greece by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry 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 London Heathrow to Athens  •  6 h 51 min

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

$122 - $357

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Fly London Stansted to Thessaloniki  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Thessaloniki (SKG) STN - SKG

$88 - $348

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Fly London Gatwick to Thessaloniki  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Thessaloniki (SKG) LGW - SKG

$99 - $408

Fly London Gatwick to Athens  •  7 h 5 min

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

$106 - $355

Fly London Gatwick to Irakleion  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Irakleion (HER) LGW - HER

$112 - $987

Fly London Stansted to Athens  •  7 h 22 min

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

$95 - $365

Train, bus via Thessaloniki  •  35 h 21 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 Wien Hbf Rj
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka Rex
  5. Take the bus from Bratislava to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$404 - $735

Train, bus  •  38 h 53 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 Kelenföld Rj
  4. Take the bus from Budapest to Athens

$439 - $797

Bus  •  2 days 3 h

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

$173 - $258

Bus and ferry, bus  •  2 days 3 h

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

$195 - $235

Bus, train  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
  3. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens

$149 - $202

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

$386 - $680

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  33 h 9 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

$750 - $1,007

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The cheapest way to get from London to Greece is to fly which costs £65 - £270 and takes 7 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Greece is to fly which costs £85 - £800 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Greece. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Athens via Népliget M, Deák Ferenc tér M and Budapest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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The distance between London and Greece is 1379 miles.

The best way to get from London to Greece without a car is to train and bus which takes 35 h 21 min and costs £310 - £600.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Greece is to fly which takes 6 h 51 min and costs £90 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £130 - £200 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 Greece bus services, operated by Siamos Tours, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from London to Greece.
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  • Distance: 1378.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 51 min

What companies run services between London, England and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, British Airways and nine other airlines fly from London to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Athens via Budapest Népliget, Népliget M, Deák Ferenc tér M, Clark Ádám tér, and Budapest in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $420
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,700
Flights from London Gatwick to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $2,500
Flights from London Gatwick to Irakleion via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $2,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Hannover
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki via Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Riga
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Cobaltair
Website
cobalt.aero
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Larnaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Irakleion via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Irakleion via Oslo
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Train operators
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 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
$90 - $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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
9 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
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
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Wien Hbf to Bratislava-Petrzalka
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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
Simeonidis Tours
Siamos Tours
Phone
0030 2108219900
Email
vsiamos@otenet.gr
Website
siamostours.gr
Bus from Budapest to Athens
Ave. Duration
20 h 48 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
siamostours.gr
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
Balkan Horn
Phone
+44 74 71405777
Email
office@balkanhorn.com
Website
balkanhorn.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
40 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$165
Schedules at
balkanhorn.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
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki station
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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 - $65
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
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
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Thessaloniki Monastiriou
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Ferry operators

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Greece is 2 h ahead of London. It is currently 6:28 AM in London and 8:28 AM in Greece.

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

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There are 60+ hotels available in Greece. Prices start at $46 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 £20 - £29.

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