Flights from London Gatwick to Athens

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Here you can compare cheap flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Athens (ATH) for one-way or return trips. The following offers were searched for and found on idealo during the last few days. Or start your own flight search to Athens. Prices and availability may change at any time.

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Favourite airline: Wizz Air UK
Wizz Air UK is the most popular airline for flights from London Gatwick to Athens.
Wizz Air UK
32 %
easyJet
22 %
Sky Express
11 %
Tip: book directly before departure
A good time to book a cheap flight on this route is directly on the day of departure.
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Cheapest weekday: Sunday
Choosing the right day of the week is worthwhile as prices of flights on this route are cheapest on Sunday.
Direct flights are the cheapest connection
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £21.00 cheaper on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
03h 45min
10h 35min
15h 50min
£78
£153
£99
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from London Gatwick to Athens are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
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bookings
Direct flights
03h 45min, from £78
59 %
1 stopover Istanbul
07h 45min, from £249
11 %
1 stopover Copenhagen
22h 15min, from £188
9 %

Useful information about the flight from London Gatwick to Athens

Athens - A classic destination for all ages

Iconic landmarks like the Parthenon and a modern lifestyle attract a variety visitors to Athens. An exciting nightlife, culture, shopping facilities and free WiFi in public places such as in public squares and metro stations ensure that visitors will have plenty to do and can easily find their way around.

Best time for Athens visit

Summers can be hot and dry, and there is rainfall and occasional snow in winter so it is best to visit in spring or autumn. The city has numerous annual events and these include the Feast of Saint Basil on 1st January and the Carnival from February to Easter. The Easter procession and Epitaph are popular with visitors; Easter in Greece is celebrated a week later than the UK and many archaeological sites and museums close for the weekend.

Useful tips for travellers

Travellers should be aware that like many popular destinations, Athens has pickpockets in crowded areas or the metro. Many smaller establishments don't accept credit cards. Visitors will find that it is easy to get by in English in Athens. Athens is cheaper than London; a basic meal might be about €10 while dining in a taverna may cost €18 to €25 per person. Souvlaki is cheap at about €3.

Local information for visitors to Athens

Getting from the airport to the city centre is easy. The metro station is close to Exit 3 in Arrivals and across the road and over the bridge. A single ticket is valid for 1.5 hours and costs about €8. Passengers must validate tickets before boarding. The suburban train costs around €5 and is a little slower. An express bus is available to several destinations - also for about €5. Taxis from outside Exit 3 might cost about €35 in the daytime and €50 at night.

Accommodation is readily available including in the form of shared rooms in cheap hostels for about €10 or double rooms in hotels for about €80. Look for cheap hostels in Plaka, pensions and mid-range accommodation in the Acropolis district, and upmarket luxury hotels around Syntagma. Book in advance for July or August.

A 5 km taxi trip costs about €14 with a possible extra fee for heavy luggage, and passengers should ensure that the driver has started the meter. A single ticket costing around €1.20 can be used on buses, trams, trains and the metro and is valid for 70 minutes after purchase. Day tickets are available for about €14 and valid for 5 days for about €10.

Flight information: London Gatwick - Athens

Outbound and return from £105.16
Flight duration min. 03:35 / max. 03:40
Return flight duration min. 03:50/ max. 03:55
Distance 2396 km
Flights per week 11
Departure airport London Gatwick (LGW)
Arrival airport Athens (ATH)
Destination country Greece
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