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The best prices from London to Athens are usually found in January or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Athens (ATH)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to ATH flight in 2021: compare London to Athens flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Athens.
LON - ATH
Price
£106 - £242
ATH
Temperature
13 - 33 °C
ATH
Rainfall
4 - 73 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

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

Round-trip from

£106

From London to Athens

One-way from

£15

One-way flight from London to Athens

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from London to Athens?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 20% on the overall cost on flights from London to Athens.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 49% by booking at least 60 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from London to Athens within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at £161.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Athens (LON - ATH)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from London to Athens is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 10% on airfare.

Cheap flights from London to Athens in July, August 2021

The best prices found for LON to ATH flights in July, August
25 Aug - 7 Sep
£26pp
LTN
London Luton
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
LTN
London Luton
21 Aug - 11 Sep
£26pp
LTN
London Luton
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
LTN
London Luton
4 Aug - 18 Aug
£31pp
LTN
London Luton
Ryanair
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
LTN
London Luton

London to Athens 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from London found for this year
23 Sep - 2 Oct
£10pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
25 Sep - 2 Oct
£12pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
26 Sep - 2 Oct
£16pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

Direct flights to Athens from London

Save time with London to Athens direct flight deals
23 Sep - 2 Oct
£10pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
25 Sep - 2 Oct
£12pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
26 Sep - 2 Oct
£16pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Wizz Air UK
Direct
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

Last-minute flights from London to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from London, departing today and this week
27 Jul - 4 Aug
£47pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
Direct
STN
London Stansted
27 Jul - 4 Aug
£53pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
27 Jul - 4 Aug
£65pp
LTN
London Luton
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Wizz Air UK
Direct
LTN
London Luton

One-way flights to Athens from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Athens
10:30 - 16:10
Wizz Air UK
Direct
3h 40m
LGW - ATH
Wizz Air UK
£16
mytrip.com
13:10 - 18:50
British Airways
Direct
3h 40m
LHR - ATH
British Airways
£17
Netflights
17:55 - 09:55
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
14h 00m
LTN - ATH
Multiple Airlines
£20
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">London</span> to <span class="emphasized">Athens</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From London to Athens

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London to Athens Eleftherios V. to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Alitalia to help keep travellers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from London to Athens Eleftherios V.. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from London to Athens Eleftherios V. have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Ryanair, easyJet, and British Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Ryanair with this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from London to Athens due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and Athens for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

If you book a flight to Athens from London, 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 centre of Athens. There are 9 flights from London to Eleftherios V. per day from 23 different airlines.

Can I find flights from London to Athens for under £73 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Athens for under £73. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Wizz Air UK for just £10, but on average you can expect to pay £20.

Are there direct flights from London to Athens for under £73 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Athens under £73. A good price for a direct flight from London to Athens is less than £20.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Athens for under £73?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Athens within the next 7 days for less than £73.

What days are direct flights available from London to Athens?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

18 flight departures from London to Athens Eleftherios V. per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 6% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 56% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 6% of flight departures

Is London weather warmer or cooler than Athens?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 33 °Cs in July, on average. The temperature in Athens is generally hotter than in London. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

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 long does is the flight from London to Athens?

A quick flight from London to Athens can take about 3h 30m. Ryanair provides one of the quickest options available for as low as £22. Airlines will cover a distance of 1495 mi. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from London to Athens return?

Currently priced at £10, Wizz Air UK will fly you from London to Athens and back. In addition to Wizz Air UK, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Ryanair for as low as £18. These flights start at 93% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Wizz Air UK. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £7. Users have also found prices from £7 and £10 on Wizz Air UK and British Airways, respectively.

Alternative routes for London 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 London to Athens.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = €1.16
Flight duration
3h 46m
Average temperature for July in Athens
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Athens
9.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Athens

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Athens

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Eurowings
£76 £128 No cancel fee 87%
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Ukraine International Airlines
£135 £249 No cancel fee 81%
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airBaltic
£124 £257 No cancel fee 87%
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Air Serbia
£152 £271 No cancel fee N/A
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Austrian Airlines
£180 £283 No cancel fee 78%
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SAS
£200 £311 No cancel fee 77%
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Alitalia
£102 £330 No cancel fee 81%
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Brussels Airlines
£215 £349 No cancel fee N/A
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Vueling
£159 £350 No cancel fee 88%
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Turkish Airlines
£222 £381 No cancel fee 77%
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Hourly flight availability from London to Athens

See what time of day planes typically take off from London towards Athens.
Morning 6 AM to midday 58% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 23% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 2% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from London to Athens
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from London to Athens.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
14 daily flights
Wednesday
17 daily flights
Thursday
7 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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