The flight route from London (LON) to Athens (ATH) is very popular with travellers in the United Kingdom. Airlines serving Athens from London with a direct flight include Aegean,British Airways and easyJet, for example. The flight time for the journey from the capital city of the United Kingdom to the capital of Greece is 3 hours and 40 minutes and there are between 6 and 7 non-stop connections a day on most days of the week. The service to Athens in Greece is not only used by passengers heading to Athens directly, but Athens International Airportalso serves as a gateway to many other destinations on mainland Greece and the Greek Islands in the Aegean, which can be reached by boat from Piraeus harbour near Athens. Alternatively, there are connecting services from the destination airport in Athens to many further domestic destinations. Services to Athens depart from two of London's airports: London Gatwick and London Heathrow.
Booked a few months before the desired date of departure, a low cost flight is normally widely available on this route and low-cost carrier, Easyjet, is usually the cheapest option. However, passengers should be aware of the fact that many airlines will charge extra for hold luggage, which may negatively affect the total cost of travel. The price of an air ticket to Athens will fluctuate according to the season and demand, and usually peaks during the school holidays.