The cheapest flights to Athens

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How to find a cheap flight to Athens? Several companies have direct flights and are competing on this market! Here are some tips for travelling for cheap to the capital of Greece!

Athens is rather well served. From France, you can find direct flights to Athens from Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Bordeaux. From Belgium, you will have to leave Brussels. In preparation for your arrival, remember to book your transfer from Athens airport.

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Three tips to find a cheap flight to Athens

1) Flight prices vary mainly according to the departure period. So, to find a cheap flight to Athens , a tip: be flexible on your dates. Forget the summer holidays (prices are doubled!), as well as the “classic” round-trip dates (Saturday to Saturday for example). We advise you to favor the off-season periods especially as Athens and Greece in general will actually be more pleasant in June or September than in the sweltering heat of July and August, while still having beautiful warm weather. If you are lucky enough to be a little bit flexible with dates, do not to hesitate to test several travel dates to get the best price, it can really make a significant difference. In the off season, in addition to paying less, you can also enjoy Athens with a few fewer tourists: a good way to kill two birds with one stone!

2) As with all destinations, cheap flights to Athens can also be found by booking in advance. A general law with exceptions: in case of a sudden desire for a weekend in Greece, try your luck, as flight prices sometimes fall a few weeks before departure.

3) From the UK, the cheapest flights to Athens usually take off from London or Bristol. But the price differences between cities are not always very important: do not hesitate to compare several departure cities, to see if it is really worth crossing all over France to catch the cheapest flight. A word of advice: if you have time but not much money, think of the Ouigo low-cost trains. For a few dozen euros, you can go to the city that offers the best low-cost flight to Athens !

Which airlines for a low-cost flight to Athens ?

From the UK, you can find round-trip direct flights starting from £40, though count on average closer to £70 per round trip (out of season, from London or Bristol, booking 4 months in advance), to £150 (in summer, from London, Bristol or Manchester). The flight lasts about 4h. Most of these flights fare from low cost companies, though British Airways and Aegean Airlines do have fares that drop significantly in the off season.

The following airlines operate direct flights from the UK and Ireland to Athens :

  • Ryanair, from London Luton(LTN)
  • Wizz Air, from London Luton(LTN)
  • Ryanair, from London Stansted (STN)
  • Aegean, from Gatwick (LGW)
  • easyJet, from Gatwick (LGW)
  • Aegean, from Heathrow (LHR)
  • British Airways, from Heathrow (LHR)
  • easyJet, from Bristol (BRS)
  • Aegean, from Manchester (MAN)
  • easyJet, from Manchester (MAN)
  • Aegean, from Edinburgh (EDI)
  • easyJet, from Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Aegean, from Dublin (DUB)
  • Aer Lingus, from Dublin (DUB)
  • easyJet, from Dublin (DUB)
  • You will find all these flights at the best prices on Skyscanner.

From the US and Canada, the price of a flight to Athens is around $450 for a round trip (in September) to $1200 for a round trip (in the middle of summer). It takes 11 hours of flight time. The companies that operate direct flights from the US to Athens are as follows:

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