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Approximate Travel Distance
2,376 Km
Approximate Flight Duration
2 hour 50 min
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Transportation to London Airport from the City Center

Gatwick Airport

Trains are the best alternative in terms of cost and time. You can use the Gatwick Express or Southern trains to get to the airport. You can easily access these trains from the Victoria Train Station. The National Express and Easybus buses are a suitable option for those looking for a cheaper method of transportation. Keep in mind it takes over an hour to reach the airport.

Airport Information

Gatwick Airport consists of 2 terminals, the South Terminal and the North Terminal. Both terminals have restaurants, cafes, and stores located within. Enjoy tax-free prices at the World Duty Free shops. For a fee of around 20 pounds you can take advantage of the lounges located in the terminal. You do not have to be a member to enjoy the lounges. While you wait for your flight you can enjoy something to eat, free wireless interest, and spa facilities at the lounge.

Last Updated: June 10, 2019

Heathrow Airport

If you want to get to the airport from the city center in 15 minutes then get on the Heathrow Express train at Paddington train station. The Heathrow Connect Trains depart from the same place and take about 30 minutes. National Express buses at the Victoria bus stop are another option. Those buses take between 40 and 80 minutes depending on the traffic.

Airport Information

Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, and is made up of 5 terminals, each of which contains stores, restaurants, cafes, and more. There are trains that provide transportation between terminals. You can walk between some of the terminals without having to get on the train. Heathrow Airport is a large airport equipped with souvenir shops, World Duty Free shops, and famous brand name stores like Gucci, Prada, Burberry, BVLGARI, and Hugo Boss.

The airport also features single or double cabins where passengers can relax, sleep for a couple of hours, and even take a shower. These cabins are priced according to the total duration, number of people, and amenities offered. Prices vary between 35-90 pounds. 

Last Updated: June 10, 2019

Luton Airport

The Thameslink and East Midlands trains are the fastest modes of transportation to get to the airport from the city center. Those who are more concerned about the fare than the time it takes can use the Easybus, Greenline 757 or National Express buses. The airport is also accessible by taxi or rental car.

Airport Information

Luton Airport has one terminal that contains shops where you can enjoy duty free shopping, restaurants where you can get a bite to eat, and cafes like Starbucks, Caffe Nero, and Costa.

Last Updated: June 10, 2019

Transportation to Athens City Center from Airport

The capital of Greece, Athens, is one of the cities that informs much of today with its history and culture, and for this reason attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Over 15 million visitors pass through the only airport of Athens, Elefterios Venizelos International Airport. It’s possible to reach Athens centre, located 20 km away from the airport by metro, train, taxi, rental car, and bus. 

Bus

Elefterios Venizelos International Airport is one of the airports with the most convenient methods of reaching the city centre. You can reach the central locations of Sintagma Square, Athena Academy, and Agios Fanourious by taking the X95 from the bus stops located in front of the airport administration building. The journey to the city centre should take around an hour. Once you are at the 16th stop, Evangelismos Hospital, you can take either walk, or take the 732 bus for three stops, to reach Sintagma Square.

You can also reach various areas in Athens from the airport by taking buses 54, 608, 622, 732, and 815.

Train – Metro

There’s been a recent switch in Athens from Greek to Latin alphabet for station names, however the Latin alphabet is not yet used everywhere. This is why it’s probably a good idea to keep an idea of how many stops you need to go when using public transport. You should pay attention to this detail is you take the train from Venizelos Airport to the centre.

The M3 line goes all the way to Sintagma from the airport. Sintagma is the 15th stop. Once you’ve reached Sintagma Square, the home of the Greek Parliament, then you can reach Omonia, another important centre, in just 3 stops by taking the metro. There is also a train line going directly to Port Pire from the airport.

Taxi

It’s possible to reach everywhere in the city by taking a taxi from the airport, however the fixed fare is only applied to Sintagma, Monastiraki, and Omonia. The good conversation of Athenian taxi drivers can be an additional bonus.

Car Rental

You can explore the various areas of Athens and Greece by renting a car at Venizelos Airport. The airport does offer its own car rental service alongside the many car rental agencies. Once you’ve rented your car you should travel 9km along the A64 and then join up with the Attiki highway. This will take you directly to centre of Athens.  

Last Updated: February 19, 2018
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