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Trip London Athens

Plan your trip by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane from London to Athens

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How to get from London to Athens?

We are suggesting 4 routes by train, bus, ferry, carpooling, plane to plan your trip London Athens. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of London and Athens on a map as well as the route London Athens and the different connecting points (Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Athens Piraeus E6 Port, Athens / Αθήνα Railway Station, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport London-Athens

For your trip from London (England, United Kingdom) to Athens (Attica, Greece) with a distance of 1486 mi you will be able to take 5 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, ferry, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight London > Athens will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave London and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Gatwick LGW airport, 24.2 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos International airport, IATA code: ATH) operated by Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways or Aegean Airlines.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip London Athens only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey London-Brussels.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in London. The bus will drop you off at Bruxelles-Nord bus station (1.1 mi from Brussels, Belgium). Please make sure to show up on time at London Victoria Coach Station bus station (1.1 mi from London) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Brussels.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route London-Brussels will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from London to Athens without changing trains. You can take the train London-Brussels and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of Eurostar to Brussels leave from London St Pancras railway station in London. Arrival in Brussels will take place at Bruxelles-Midi station (1 mi from the city centre).
There is no direct crossing between London and Athens, you will have to use another mean of transport (plane) to combine with ferry in order to complete the sea crossing Thessaloniki-Athens.
You will embark at the port of Thessaloniki at 2.2 mi from Thessaloniki aboard a ship of Hellenic Seaways. The ferry will dock in the port of Athens Piraeus E6 at 4.6 mi from Athens. We advise you to show up at the port of Thessaloniki for boarding around one or two hours before the time of departure indicated on your reservation.

Which carriers to travel between London and Athens?

Airlines
Ryanair carries out a flight from Stansted STN airport situated 31.7 mi away from the city centre of London to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Atlasjet flies on the route from Stansted STN airport (located 31.7 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Istanbul (serving Ataturk IST airport)
Aegean Airlines schedules the flight from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Pegasus ensures the flight routes from Stansted STN airport (located 31.7 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Istanbul (serving Sabiha Gokcen SAW airport) and from Sabiha Gokcen SAW airport situated 19.3 mi away from the city centre of Istanbul to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Transavia.com France carries out the flights from Luton LTN airport (located 28.6 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Paris (serving Paris Orly ORY airport) and from Paris Orly ORY airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Paris to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
British Airways flies on the route from Heathrow LHR airport (located 14.3 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Brussels Airlines schedules the following flights: from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Brussels (arrival at Brussels-Zaventem International BRU airport) and from Brussels-Zaventem International BRU airport (located 6.8 mi from Brussels, Belgium) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Swiss International Airlines ensures the flight routes from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Zurich (arrival at Zurich ZRH airport) and from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Alitalia carries out the flights from London City LCY airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of London to Rome (arrival at Fiumicino FCO airport) and from Fiumicino FCO airport (located 13.7 mi from Rome, Italy) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Turkish Airlines flies on the routes from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Istanbul (arrival at Ataturk IST airport) and from Ataturk IST airport (located 8.7 mi from Istanbul, Turkey) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Easyjet schedules the flight from Gatwick LGW airport situated 24.2 mi away from the city centre of London to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Air Malta ensures the flight route from Vrazhdebna SOF airport (located 4.4 mi from Sofia, Bulgaria) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Air France carries out the flights from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Paris (arrival at Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport) and from Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport (located 14.3 mi from Paris, France) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Air One flies on the route from Malpensa MXP airport situated 25.5 mi away from the city centre of Milan to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Vueling Airlines schedules the flight from Gatwick LGW airport (located 24.2 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Paris (serving Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport)
Norwegian Air Shuttle ensures the flight route from Gatwick LGW airport situated 24.2 mi away from the city centre of London to Dubrovnik (arrival at Dubrovnik DBV airport)
Thomas Cook Airlines UK carries out a flight from Gatwick LGW airport (located 24.2 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Sofia (serving Vrazhdebna SOF airport)
Bulgaria Air flies on the routes from Heathrow LHR airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of London to Sofia (arrival at Vrazhdebna SOF airport) and from Vrazhdebna SOF airport (located 4.4 mi from Sofia, Bulgaria) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Singapore Airlines schedules the flight from Ataturk IST airport situated 8.7 mi away from the city centre of Istanbul to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Belle Air ensures the flight routes from Stansted STN airport (located 31.7 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Tirana (serving Rinas TIA airport) and from Rinas TIA airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Tirana to Athens (arrival at Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Olympic Air carries out a flight from Ataturk IST airport (located 8.7 mi from Istanbul, Turkey) to Athens (serving Eleftherios Venizelos International ATH airport)
Wizzair flies on the route from Luton LTN airport situated 28.6 mi away from the city centre of London to Sofia (arrival at Vrazhdebna SOF airport)
Bus companies
The bus company OUIBUS operates the intercity service from the bus station of London Victoria Coach Station in London and to the one of Paris-Bercy (Île-de-France France)
Eurolines is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of London (serving London Victoria Coach Station bus station at 1.1 mi from centre) and the city of Paris where the coach will drop you off at Paris Galliéni station situated at about 2.9 mi from Paris city centre.
The coach company FlixBus carries out the route from the bus station of London Victoria Coach Station in London and to the one of Bruxelles-Nord ( Belgium)
Railway companies
TrainOSE provides a rail connection Thessaloniki-Athens with the train from Thessaloniki / Θεσσαλονίκη railway station (2.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Athens / Αθήνα at arrival (0.9 mi from centre)
Eurostar transports passengers on a rail line from London to Brussels with the train which leaves London St Pancras station to arrive at Bruxelles-Midi railway station ( Belgium)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride London-Brussels (200.1 mi)
Ferry companies
The ships of Hellenic Seaways ensure the maritime connection between the port of Thessaloniki and the one of Athens (Athens Piraeus E6 at 4.6 mi from the city)

Stop cities from London or cities to visit near Athens

When travelling from Athens to London by plane, carpooling, ferry, bus, train, you might have to change at Brussels (Belgium) Zurich (Switzerland) Paris (France) Thessaloniki (Greece) Tirana (Albania) Rome, Milan (Italy) Dubrovnik (Croatia) Istanbul (Turkey) Sofia (Bulgaria). If you have some time on your way to Athens or back to London, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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