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Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, London Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, or London City when they travel from London to Athens. Book your trip to arrive at Athens International, Athens Train Station, Athens - Kifissos, Athens - Karolou, or Athens-Agioi Anargyroi. The distance between London and Athens is 2410 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Wizz Air, Aegean, easyJet, and British Airways. London and Athens have 373 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Athens, consider visiting Peloponnese, and Acropolis of Athens.

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Ryanair on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Sky Express on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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Wizz Air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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Must-see attractions in Athens

Acropolis

The cost of entrance to the Acropolis is £17 per adult. For children under 18, students, and others, the Acropolis tickets are £8 each.

There's a metro station called Monastiraki that is the closest to the Acropolis -- about 10 min walk. The trip from the airport takes around 45 mins and costs £8 one way.

Acropolis Museum

Acropolis Museum welcomes back its visitors, and the entry fee is £8.

Temple of Poseidon

It's a 40-minute drive from the airport. Working hours: open daily from 8 am to sunset. Entry fee: £7

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Greece in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from London to Athens?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and Athens takes around 3.7 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and Athens?
The flight distance between London and Athens is 2410 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and Athens?
Several carriers operate flights between London and Athens. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Aegean, Sky Express, Wizz Air.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Lisbon, Istanbul, Tirana, Faro, Bucharest, Málaga, Larnaca, New York, Dubai, Tenerife, Alicante, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Majorca, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Sofia.
What are the most popular routes to and from Athens?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Athens and Thessaloniki, Larnaca, Manchester, Heraklion, Dublin, Santorini, Chania, Edinburgh, Rhodes, Vienna, Mykonos, Brussels, Toronto, Reykjavik, Alexandroupoli, Chios, Birmingham, Bristol, Corfu, Kos.
Which airports are there in London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including London Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Southampton, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Bournemouth, Exeter, Humberside, Norwich.
What airports are near Athens?
The main airport in Athens is Athens International. It is also served by Milos Island National, Kalamata International, Araxos.
What buses and trains depart from London?
A number of bus and train companies depart from London, including National Express.
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