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There are 10 ways to get from London to Greece by plane, train, bus or bus and ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Athens  •  6h 46m

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

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Fly London Stansted to Thessaloniki  •  7h 1m

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

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Thessaloniki  •  6h 50m

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Heraklion  •  6h 43m

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

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Athens  •  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 to Thessaloniki  •  7h 5m

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

Train, bus via Paris  •  35h 53m

  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

London Heathrow (LHR) to Athens (ATH) flights

The flight time between London Heathrow (LHR) and Athens (ATH) is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 2426 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 14m. Services are operated by Sky Express, Aegean Airlines, British Airways and others. Typically 215 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

215 Weekly Planes
5h 31m Average Duration
€93 Cheapest Price
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United Kingdom → Greece
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The cheapest way to get from London to Greece is to bus which costs £80 - £130 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The fastest way to get from London to Greece is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £55 - £370 and takes 6h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Greece. 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 Greece is 2206 km.

The best way to get from London to Greece without a car is to train and bus via Paris which takes 35h 53m and costs £230 - £600.

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

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

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The best way to get from London to Greece 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 Greece bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Athens station.

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Map of how to get from London to Greece.
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  • Distance: 2205.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 46m

What companies run services between London, England and 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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €750
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €750
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
Flights from London Luton to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €650
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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €1100
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €1200
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€440 - €3300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €460
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €460
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €460
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €460
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Chania
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€35 - €460
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €460
Flights from London Luton to Thessaloniki via Krakow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €450
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €800
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
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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €700
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €800
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €410
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki via Riga
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€250 - €900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €550
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
21 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
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 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
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
Bus operators
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

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