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Heathrow (LHR) to Athens (ATH)

All the information you need to plan the best LHR to ATH flight in 2022: compare Heathrow to Athens flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Athens.
LHR - ATH
Price
£151 - £309
ATH
Temperature
10 - 28 °C
ATH
Rainfall
5 - 64 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 32% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£124

From London Heathrow to Athens Eleftherios V.

One-way from

£48

One-way flight from London Heathrow to Athens Eleftherios V.

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Athens (LHR - ATH)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens?

To save on the cost of your flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens, book at least 51 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 44% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £134 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £158.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Athens in June, July 2022

The best prices found for LHR to ATH flights in June, July
28 Jul - 4 Aug
£149pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Jul - 12 Jul
£166pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Aegean Airlines
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Aegean Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Jul - 12 Jul
£209pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Major Airline
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Major Airline
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

London Heathrow to Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from Heathrow found for this year
6 Dec - 11 Dec
£82pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Sky Express
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Sky Express
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Nov - 8 Nov
£83pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Sky Express
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Sky Express
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Nov - 20 Nov
£89pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Sky Express
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Sky Express
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Athens from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Athens direct flight deals
16 Nov - 2 Feb
£82pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Aegean Airlines
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Aegean Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Nov - 8 Nov
£83pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Sky Express
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Sky Express
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Nov - 21 Nov
£85pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Sky Express
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from Heathrow, departing today and this week
5 Jul - 12 Jul
£166pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Aegean Airlines
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Aegean Airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Jul - 12 Jul
£218pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
6 Jul - 13 Jul
£225pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Eleftherios V. from London Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Athens
12:20 - 18:00
Major Airline
Direct
3h 40m
LHR - ATH
Major Airline
£48
JustFly
18:15 - 23:50
Aegean Airlines
Direct
3h 35m
LHR - ATH
Aegean Airlines
14:35 - 20:25
British Airways
Direct
3h 50m
LHR - ATH
British Airways

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Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Athens

What airport do you fly into for flights to Athens from London Heathrow?

If you book a flight to Athens from London Heathrow, you will be flying to Eleftherios V., which is the city’s only airport. Athens Eleftherios V. (ATH) is located 12.3 mi from the center of Athens. There are 9 flights from London Heathrow to Eleftherios V. per day from 12 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from London Heathrow to Athens Eleftherios V. have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Sky Express, British Airways, and Aegean Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens for under £100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens for under £100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Sky Express for just £82, but on average you can expect to pay £97.

Are there nonstop flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens for under £100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens under £100. A good price for a nonstop flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens is less than £95.

Are there last-minute flights available from London Heathrow Airport to Athens for under £200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens within the next 7 days for less than £200.

What days are nonstop flights available from London Heathrow Airport to Athens?

Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from London Heathrow Airport to Athens on average per day?

10 flight departures from London Heathrow Airport to Athens per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 20% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 20% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 10% of flight departures

How long is the flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens?

There are many flights that can get you from London Heathrow Airport to Athens in 3h 30m. Fly via Sky Express, Aegean Airlines, or Major Airline to get the fastest option. The distance from London Heathrow Airport to Athens is about 1516 mi. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from London Heathrow Airport to Athens round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens round-trip from £82. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Aegean Airlines, from £95, and Major Airline, from £104. Users have found that Sky Express is 52% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from London Heathrow Airport to Athens one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens are Aegean Airlines (£39), Major Airline (£48), and British Airways (£50).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London Heathrow Airport to Athens?

Aegean Airlines, Air France and British Airways are the most popular airlines when flying from London Heathrow Airport to Athens.

What are the cheapest flights from London Heathrow Airport to Athens?

Looking for the cheapest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens? While on average our users pay £2,418, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £72. The most popular route (London Heathrow - Athens Eleftherios V.), is priced around £83.

What are the most reliable airlines from London Heathrow Airport to Athens?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Athens consider choosing British Airways (81%), American Airlines (79%) or Aegean Airlines (77%) as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What airports serve Athens from Heathrow?

This route departs from London Heathrow Airport (LHR), one of the biggest airports in the UK in both size and passenger volume. Located 14 miles from London central, you can catch a tube train or bus directly to the airport from many of the stations across London. You can also find taxi services to assist, and Uber is very popular in London too. When you arrive in Athens, you will land at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH), commonly referred to as either Athens Airport or AIA. It is based about 21 miles from central Athens, and you can reach the city with the metro train that departs every 30min until 23:30; take Line 3 to get a direct trip into the city. There are also 24h Express Buses that can take you to Athens central from the arrivals terminals. Buy a ticket inside the airport at Exit 4 and 5. Taxis and Uber are easily obtainable from the arrivals terminal.

Which airlines fly directly from Heathrow to Athens?

The primary Greek carrier Aegean Airlines offers a direct flight that averages 3h 35min in flying time. British Airways also does this flight directly in the same amount of time. There are several one-stop options from European flight carriers such as Lufthansa, which will take you to Athens via Munich or Frankfurt. The Frankfurt route is quicker with a total flying time averaging 5h 15min, or you can go via Paris with Air France for a similar travel duration. If you book with KLM, you will fly via Amsterdam for an average journey time of 6h, or Turkish Airlines will go via Istanbul with a total duration of roughly 7h. But there are plenty other airline carriers that service this route, including Alitalia and Swiss Air with additional one-stop options.

What are the layover options between Heathrow and Athens?

As this is such a common direct flight with not much difference in ticket price, you should only need to book a flight with a layover if your other options are limited. If you book a one-stop flight, you will have plenty of European layover options. The shortest waiting times are with Air France in Paris and Lufthansa in Frankfurt. Both these layovers are just short of an hour. If you fly with Lufthansa on the Munich route, you can have a layover that averages 6h 15min. KLM has a relatively short layover in Amsterdam of about 1h 20min, and Turkish Airlines offer an Istanbul layover of around 1h 50min. You can also get layovers in Rome with Alitalia, or Swiss Air can take you to Athens via Zurich. There are flights on Egyptair that go via Cairo with roughly 14h 10min layovers, which are always great if you would like to see some of that city for a few hours. However, take into consideration, the price will usually be doubled on a flight that has a longer journey to your destination.

When flying to Athens from Heathrow, will I need a visa?

Luckily a British passport holder does not need a visa when embarking on a trip to Athens or any part of Greece. You can enjoy up to 90 days of visa-free travel for tourism, business, studying or medical reasons.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Athens, Greece

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Athens from Heathrow?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London Heathrow to Athens Eleftherios V.

Most visitors from London Heathrow can enter Athens Eleftherios V. without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Athens Eleftherios V..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London Heathrow are not required to quarantine after entering Athens Eleftherios V..

Do I need a test to fly back to Heathrow from Athens?

Returning to London Heathrow from Athens Eleftherios V.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering London Heathrow.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to quarantine after entering London Heathrow.

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Alternative routes for Heathrow to Athens

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Athens

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Heathrow to Athens.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = €1.16
Flight duration from London Heathrow to ATH
3h 49m
Average temperature for June in Athens
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Athens
5.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Airports servicing Athens

Top 10 airlines flying from London Heathrow to Athens Eleftherios V.

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Heathrow to Athens choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Wizz Air UK
£27 £134 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Wizz Air UK. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Ryanair
£34 £91 No cancel fee N/A
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easyJet
£54 £113 No cancel fee 86%
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Sky Express
£86 £166 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Sky Express. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Aegean Airlines
£88 £214 No cancel fee 87%
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British Airways
£103 £193 No cancel fee 70%
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Lufthansa
£142 £226 No cancel fee 76%
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Air France
£163 £285 No cancel fee 77%
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SWISS
£163 £260 No cancel fee 79%
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Austrian Airlines
£177 £188 No cancel fee 78%
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Hourly flight availability from Heathrow to Athens

See what time of day planes typically take off from Heathrow towards Athens.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 44% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 30% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 25% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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6 AM
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Heathrow to Athens
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Heathrow to Athens.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
9 daily flights
Tuesday
7 daily flights
Wednesday
19 daily flights
Thursday
18 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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