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Fly London Stansted to Preveza, bus  •  11h 15m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Preveza (PVK) STN - PVK
  2. Take the bus from Lefkáda to Patras

€49 - €153

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Fly London Heathrow to Preveza, bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Preveza (PVK) LHR - PVK
  2. Take the bus from Lefkáda to Patras

€117 - €249

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Preveza, bus  •  11h

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Preveza (PVK) LGW - PVK
  3. Take the bus from Lefkáda to Patras

€138 - €418

Fly London Heathrow to Athens, train, bus  •  11h 9m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Athens (ATH) LHR - ATH
  2. Take the train from Ano Liosia N. to Kiato
  3. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra

€73 - €246

Fly London Heathrow to Kalamata, bus  •  11h 4m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kalamata (KLX) LHR - KLX
  2. Take the bus from Kalamata to Patras

€149 - €560

Fly London Stansted to Athens, train, bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Athens (ATH) STN - ATH
  2. Take the train from Ano Liosia N. to Kiato
  3. Take the bus from Kiato to Patra

€54 - €170

Train, car ferry via Bari  •  36h 14m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale Fr
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras

€382 - €930

Train, car ferry  •  37h 43m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Ancona Fr
  4. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras

€335 - €881

Train, night train, car ferry  •  38h 52m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Vercelli Tgv
  3. Take the night train from Vercelli to Ancona Ini
  4. Take the car ferry from Ancona to Patras

€340 - €836

Train, Bus  •  2 days 0h

  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 from Frankfurt am Main to Ioannina
  4. Take the bus from Ioannina to Patras

€435 - €817

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 Pátra

€166 - €178

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  28h 56m

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

€525 - €720

Drive, car ferry  •  30h 4m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Patras

€395 - €600

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Patras is 0210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Patras is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Patras is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0210 521 2054.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Patras is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £140 and takes 11h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Patras is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost £100 - £220 and takes 10h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Patras. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Station and arriving at Pátra via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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The distance between London and Patras is 2252 km.

The best way to get from London to Patras without a car is to train and car ferry via Bari which takes 36h 14m and costs £320 - £800.

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It takes approximately 11h 15m to get from London to Patras, including transfers.

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London to Patras bus services, operated by Balkan Horn, depart from London Victoria Station.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Preveza Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 15m.

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

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Patras is 2h ahead of London. It is currently 1:12 AM in London and 3:12 AM in Patras.

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  • Distance: 2252 km
  • Duration: 11h 15m

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

There is no direct connection from London to Patras. However, you can take the train to Stansted Airport, take the walk to London Stansted airport, fly to Preveza, take the walk to Preveza Airport (PVK), take the bus to Lefkáda, then take the bus to Patras. Alternatively, you can take the train to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Preveza, take the walk to Preveza Airport (PVK), take the bus to Lefkáda, then take the bus to Patras.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Preveza
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€230 - €410
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Kalamata
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Preveza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from London Stansted to Preveza via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from London Stansted to Preveza via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Santorini
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Katowice
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €230
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Preveza
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €370
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €550
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Preveza
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Flights from London Stansted to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
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
€55 - €130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Athens via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €450
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kalamata via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Kalamata via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from London Stansted to Athens via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Ano Liosia N. to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
Eurostar
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Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Vercelli
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €95
Base Standard
€110 - €150
Base Premium
€130 - €190
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Trenitalia Intercity Night

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Vercelli to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
KTEL Lefkadas
Phone
26450 22795
Email
info@ktel-lefkadas.gr
Website
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Bus from Lefkáda to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Schedules at
ktel-lefkadas.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiato to Patra
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Greek Railways (OSE)
Book at
Raileurope.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Kalamata to Patras
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €31
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Patras
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €24
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Kalamata to Patras
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
38h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€240 - €350
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €26
Schedules at
ktelioannina.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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Pátra
Ave. Duration
12h 11m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€81 - €82
Aircraft-type seats
€91 - €92
2 bed inside cabin
€228 - €229
3 bed outside cabin
€190 - €230
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
€84 - €85
Aircraft-type seats
€97 - €99
2 bed inside cabin
€254 - €256
3 bed outside cabin
€210 - €260
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
€67 - €69
Airplane economy seats
€79 - €81
2-berth outside
€160 - €200
3-berth outside shower
€140 - €180
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Ancona to Patras
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €110
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Jet2.com and Ryanair offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Preveza Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Patras. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 50 min and costs £15 - £27.

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