Cheap flights from London to Athens
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The best prices from London to Athens are usually found in January or November, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday
£89 - £263
13 - 33 °C
4 - 73 mm
|Most popular in||August||High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop|
|Average price||£264||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||£89||From London to Athens|
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Athens is the first point of contact for millions of travellers arriving in Greece. And that’s no new thing – this capital city was once the seat of the Ancient Greeks.
The hilltop Acropolis of Athens is the most obvious ancient landmark, but there are plenty of archaeological museums and art galleries, too. Even the train stations showcase archaeological finds. The city’s got a trendy side, too, with grungy bars and backstreet murals popping up all over the place.
Best of all, Athens is less than a 4-hour direct flight away from London.
How long is the flight from London to Athens?
Around 3 hours 40 minutes direct. Flights with stopovers add several hours to the journey time.
Which airlines operate flights from London to Athens?
Ryanair, Aegean Airlines, easyJet and British Airways all offer direct flights. If you don’t mind a long stopover, you could also fly with carriers like Pegasus Airlines or Ukraine International Airlines.
How frequent are flights between London and Athens?
Up to 11 London to Athens flights take off every day. Want even more choice? Another 150 flights with stopovers set off a day.
Which airports serve London and Athens?
You could fly from Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport, London City Airport, Heathrow Airport or London Stansted Airport.
All flights arrive at Athens International Airport, AKA Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
Which direct flight route between London and Athens is cheapest?
Cheap flights from London to Athens usually set off from London Stansted Airport. The timings make a difference, too – the cheapest flights often depart in the late afternoon or evening.
It’s not hard to find the best bits of Athens. Take the Acropolis – you can see this Ancient Greek temple from almost every corner of the city, thanks to its mighty hilltop spot. The polished glass Acropolis Museum explains the ins and outs of its 2000-year history.
You can continue your history tour in the cobbled alleyways of the Plaka district. Or head to Kolonaki, which serves up smart pavement cafés and bars.
Wondering when to time your London to Athens flight? The Greek capital is hotter, sunnier and drier than London all year round, with scorching hot summers and sunny, mild winters.
Check out our smart search engine – it’ll sort your flight results into the smartest, cheapest and quickest options.
How many flights depart from London to Athens Eleftherios V. on average per day?
78 flight departures from London to Athens Eleftherios V. per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 12% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 37% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 24% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 27% of flight departures
How long does the flight from London to Athens Eleftherios V. take?
Travellers can expect a direct flight to take approximately 4 hours, flying a distance of about 925 miles.