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09 Jan - 11 Jan
£53 pp
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Ryanair
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Athens
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Athens
Ryanair
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London
03 Jan - 17 Jan
£54 pp
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London
Ryanair
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Athens
ATH
Athens
Ryanair
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13 Jan - 04 Feb
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London
Ryanair
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Athens
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Athens
Ryanair
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London

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08 Feb - 10 Feb
£50 pp
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Ryanair
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Athens
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Athens
Ryanair
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London
27 Jan - 06 Feb
£50 pp
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London
Ryanair
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Athens
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Athens
Ryanair
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14 Mar - 17 Mar
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Ryanair
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Athens
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Athens
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20 Mar - 29 Mar
£54 pp
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Athens
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20 Mar - 24 Mar
£54 pp
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London
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Athens
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Ryanair
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19 Apr - 23 Apr
£70 pp
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London
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Athens
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easyJet
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Destination information for Athens

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from London to Athens

Today's exchange rate

Flight time

3 hrs 40 mins

Airports close to London

  • Heathrow (LHR)
  • Gatwick (LGW)
  • Stansted (STN)
  • Luton (LTN)
  • City (LCY)
  • St Pancras (QQS)

Airports servicing Athens

  • Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH)

Avg temp for December in Athens

14.2 °C

Rainfall on Average for December in Athens

58.2 mm
How much do things cost?
London is 41% more expensive than Athens
Loaf of white bread
Athens 1
London 1
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
Athens 0
London 1
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
Athens 4
London 5
Bottle of wine
Athens 7
London 9
Additional useful information for 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.

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.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about London to Athens flights.
Flight FAQs
From London to Athens
What is the average flight cancellation?
These flights have a very low cancellation rate
What is the average delay time?
The average delay is 36 mins
How many passenger seats are available on a flight on this route?
There are typically 533 per day
What is the best airline?
From London, Aegean Airlines operates 48 flights to Athens per week
Which is the best aircraft?
When flying to Athens, the most commonly used aircraft from London is an Airbus A320-100/200
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