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About Flights to Athens

Summary info about Athens flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£18

Best Return Price

£41

Fastest flight time

3h 35m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Athens from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £18 (London Stansted to Athens Eleftherios V.).
The best return flight price to Athens from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £41 (London Luton to Athens Eleftherios V.).
The fastest flight to Athens from United Kingdom takes 3h 35m (London Luton to Athens Eleftherios V.).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Athens, including Wizz Air UK, Ryanair and easyJet.

Cheapest flights to Athens airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Athens airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Athens

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Athens

London Luton Airport (LTN) to Athens (ATH)

Typically, flights to Athens from London are cheaper when flying from London Luton to Athens Eleftherios V., which has an average price of £90

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO ATHENS FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJanuary29% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Athens costs on average just £124 in January
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO ATHENS FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly49% more expensiveIt costs about £261 for flights to Athens from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO ATHENS FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly276% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Athens from London Heathrow Airport in July than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Athens?

London, Heathrow offers direct flights to Athens, Greece with a travel time around four hours. Flights from Gatwick will take a similar time. while Stansted offers flights with a travel time of around six hours and a single stopover. Manchester offers direct flights in just under four hours, while a single stop flight will take close to six hours to get to Athens International Airport. If you’re leaving from Scotland, flights out of Glasgow International Airport will take close to seven hours with a single stopover before connecting to Athens.

Heathrow and Gatwick airports are the only airports in London that offer direct flights to Athens. These flights will typically take close to four hours. Manchester International Airport has direct flights to Athens in around four hours. Unfortunately, Liverpool doesn’t offer direct flights to Greece. Athens flights from John Lennon Airport to AIA will take close to seven hours with a stopover in Warsaw. When travelling from Wales, Athens flight deals from Cardiff will take around six hours with a stopover in Amsterdam.

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Athens for £16/person, which is 96% cheaper than the average flight to Athens. To find the cheapest price to Athens from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The cheapest month to fly to Athens from United Kingdom is in January. Flight prices, which tend to average around £67, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you’re not able to fly to Athens in January, then September is your next best option. Flight prices from United Kingdom to Athens during September average around £86.

We recommend purchasing flights from United Kingdom to Athens 51 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Athens for £132. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Athens at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as £41 in the past 72 hours.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Athens from United Kingdom is on a Tuesday. momondo users have found tickets for Tuesday departures for as low as £154. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Athens on Saturday is £186.

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Athens is in the morning. Flights from United Kingdom to Athens during this time can be as low as £152. Flights to Athens are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of £213. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

Ermoupoli Syros Island Airport, Skiros Airport, Skiathos Airport, Mikonos Airport or Vólos Nea Anchialos Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Athens.

Prices vary based on where travellers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Athens is Ermoupoli Syros Island Airport where the average price is £286pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.



Athens flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Athens found recently by users on momondo
Wizz Air UK
17 Nov
LTN01:45London Luton
3h 45m
ATH05:30Athens Eleftherios V.
20 Nov
ATH09:35Athens Eleftherios V.
4h 05m
LTN13:40London Luton
Wizz Air
17 Nov
LTN01:45London Luton
3h 45m
ATH05:30Athens Eleftherios V.
23 Nov
ATH09:35Athens Eleftherios V.
4h 05m
LTN13:40London Luton
easyJet
10 Nov
BRS01:50Bristol
3h 45m
ATH05:35Athens Eleftherios V.
15 Nov
ATH08:25Athens Eleftherios V.
4h 05m
BRS12:30Bristol
Wizz Air UK
5 Nov
LTN02:45London Luton
3h 45m
ATH06:30Athens Eleftherios V.
20 Nov
ATH09:35Athens Eleftherios V.
4h 05m
LTN13:40London Luton
easyJet
8 Nov
BRS01:50Bristol
3h 45m
ATH05:35Athens Eleftherios V.
13 Nov
ATH08:25Athens Eleftherios V.
4h 05m
BRS12:30Bristol
Multiple Airlines
19 Oct
STN07:30London Stansted
9h 05m
1 stop
ATH16:35Athens Eleftherios V.
26 Oct
ATH06:45Athens Eleftherios V.
12h 55m
1 stop
STN19:40London Stansted

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Athens

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Athens, view some of our deals below provided by Ryanair
Ryanair
5 Oct
STN07:30London Stansted
9h 05m
1 stop
ATH16:35Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
28 Sep
STN03:35London Stansted
13h 00m
1 stop
ATH16:35Athens Eleftherios V.
Ryanair
27 Sep
STN14:25London Stansted
26h 10m
1 stop
ATH16:35Athens Eleftherios V.

Which airlines fly to Athens?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Athens

Which airlines fly to Athens?

Ryanair is the airline most momondo users in United Kingdom opt for when booking flights to Athens. Wizz Air UK, easyJet and British Airways are also popular choices when flying to Athens from United Kingdom. Most major airlines flying from United Kingdom to Athens will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Jet2 Flights to Athens

Jet2 is a popular choice for users travelling to Athens. It operates 2 flights every week to Athens, most often flying from Birmingham. Jet2 ticket prices will depend on when and where you need to fly from - deals as low as £110 (from Birmingham) have been found by momondo users. In 5 reviews, momondo users have rated Jet2 at an average score of 8.8/10.

Aegean Airlines Flights to Athens

Aegean Airlines (8.4/10, 63 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Athens, with deals from as low as £88 from Edinburgh Turnhouse, round-trip. With 66 Aegean Airlines flights to Athens on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.


Airports near Athens

Below you will find all the airports in Athens along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Athens airport(s)?

Once arriving at Athens International Airport, you’ll be able to get to the city centre via a couple of ways. You can take the 40-minute trip on Metro Line 3, which connects to Syntagma station in the city. You can purchase ticket for the Express bus from the info kiosks and take the X95 bus from the Arrivals gate to Syntagma. The bus typically takes an hour to reach the city. The Suburban railway travels from the airport to Doukissis Plakentias station, where you can connect to the rest of the city. At exit 3 on the Arrivals level, you will be able to hail a taxi from the taxi waiting area and take the 40-minute trip into the city. Local taxi app companies can be used to get from the airport to the city.


Popular routes to Athens

Most frequently searched flights to Athens along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time3h 35m
Cheapest price£41
Manchester to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time3h 45m
Cheapest price£72
Edinburgh to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time4h 00m
Cheapest price£89
Birmingham to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time3h 50m
Cheapest price£132
Bristol to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time3h 45m
Cheapest price£72
Glasgow to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time7h 00m
Cheapest price£125
Istanbul to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time1h 25m
Cheapest price£82
Amsterdam to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time3h 15m
Cheapest price£185
Liverpool to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time7h 25m
Cheapest price£93
Belfast to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time12h 25m
Cheapest price£167
Leeds to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time5h 45m
Cheapest price£206
Southampton to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time5h 15m
Cheapest price£204
Milan to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time2h 25m
Cheapest price£137
New York to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time9h 10m
Cheapest price£485
Lisbon to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time8h 40m
Cheapest price£156
Newcastle upon Tyne to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time5h 40m
Cheapest price£139
Paris to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time3h 15m
Cheapest price£151
Exeter to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time8h 35m
Cheapest price£397
Nottingham to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time5h 45m
Cheapest price£107
Aberdeen to Athens Flights
Fastest flight time5h 45m
Cheapest price£204

Visa requirements for visiting Athens

Citizens who hold a full UK passport can travel to Greece without needing a visa. You can stay in Greece for up to 90 days over a 180-day period.


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Best things to do and see in Athens

Athens is one of the most popular destinations in the world and stands as an iconic city that lies at the heart of Ancient Greece, dominated by ancient history and teeming with local foods. The 5th-century Acropolis is a must-see in Athens. Join a private tour to get the most historical benefit. If you’re sightseeing in Athens, we assume you’re a fan of history. Take time to explore the array of museums in Athens, including the Numismatic Museum, Byzantine Museum, War Museum, and the National Archaeological Museum. The historians and scholars among you must visit Hadrian’s Library, the ancient structure originally built to house documents and reading rooms. Beachgoers can grab their towels and head to Edem Beach for a day in the sun. Are you an art lover? Why not spend a couple of pounds and take a street art tour hosted by one of the local artists. If you’re in the mood to vent some frustration, you can head to the Limba Rage Room and smash a TV, plates, bottles, and glasses. At the end of your day, make your way to Lycabettus Hill and watch the sunset over the city and see the Acropolis light up for the evening.


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