There are 11 ways to get from London to Greece by train, plane, bus or bus and ferry

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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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Thessaloniki  •  6h 10m

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

110€ - 770€

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Train to London Luton, fly to Athens  •  7h 36m

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

61€ - 326€

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Fly London Heathrow to Athens  •  6h 52m

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

81€ - 506€

Fly London Stansted to Thessaloniki  •  6h 14m

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

93€ - 385€

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

161€ - 627€

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

85€ - 205€

Train, bus via Berlin  •  37h 49m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...
  5. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

358€ - 804€

Train, bus  •  37h 52m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ice
  4. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi Ec / ...
  5. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Thessaloniki
  6. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Athens Ic

365€ - 729€

Bus via Prague  •  43h 55m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Thessaloniki
  3. Take the bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq

140€ - 184€

Train, bus and ferry  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
  4. Take the train from Larissa to Athens Ic

446€ - 840€

Bus  •  2 days 7h

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

124€ - 187€

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The cheapest way to get from London to Greece is to train and fly which costs £50 - £300 and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Greece is to train and fly which costs £95 - £700 and takes 6h 10m.

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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 Karaiskaki sq via Praha ÚAN Florenc and Thessaloniki Monastiriou. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43h 55m.

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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 Berlin which takes 37h 49m and costs £320 - £750.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m 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 52m and costs £70 - £460. Alternatively, you can bus via Prague, which costs £120 - £170 and takes 43h 55m.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Thessaloniki Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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London to Greece bus services, operated by KTEL Thessalonikis, arrive at Athens Karaiskaki sq station.

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Map of how to get from London to Greece.
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  • Distance: 2205.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between London, England and Greece?

Aegean Airlines, British Airways and nine other airlines fly from London Paddington to Athens hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Athens via Praha ÚAN Florenc, Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki Monastiriou in around 43h 55m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 460€
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 900€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion via Nantes
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 470€
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 650€
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 650€
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Heraklion via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
190€ - 800€
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki via Riga
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
270€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 480€
Air Bagan
Website
airbagan.com
Flights from London Luton to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 600€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Athens via Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 380€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Railjet
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Thessaloniki to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Larissa to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Simeonidis Tours
Phone
+30-2310540970
Email
info@simeonidistours.gr
Website
simeonidistours.gr
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Schedules at
simeonidistours.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
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
RegioJet
KTEL Thessalonikis
Phone
+30 2310 510835
Email
contact@ktelthes.gr
Website
ktelthes.gr
Bus from Thessaloniki Monastiriou to Athens Karaiskaki sq
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
39€
Schedules at
ktelthes.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Frankfurt am Main to Larissa
Ave. Duration
42h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
260€ - 380€
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Radina VIP
Phone
+359 879 321 588
Email
radinavip@gmail.com
Website
radinavip.com
Bus from London - Victoria Station to Sofia
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Schedules at
radinavip.com
Valeross
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Athens
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com

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