Cheap Flights from Edinburgh to Athens International (EDI - ATH)
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- Sat 16 NovEDIATHTue 19 NovATHEDIRyanairIndirectfrom £100
- Fri 15 NovEDIATHWed 20 NovATHEDIRyanair + Aegean AirlinesIndirectfrom £111
- Thu 14 NovEDIATHMon 18 NovATHEDIeasyJet + RyanairIndirectfrom £114
Flight information Edinburgh to Athens International
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Average flight time, total distance 1770 miles
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Frequently asked questions
This information is correct as of April 2016
Airlines that fly from Edinburgh to Athens
Currently easyJet is the only airline offering direct flights from Edinburgh to Athens.
Terminal Information – Departing
Edinburgh Airport has one terminal which is easy to reach from the city centre by public transport. If you're flying with easyJet you'll need to check in online, as they no longer have desks at the airport. If you're taking an indirect flight to Athens with another airline, proceed as normal. Security and the departure lounge are both upstairs. You'll find plenty of great shops and places to eat once you pass through security. Shops range from high-street brands and duty free stores to boutiques selling Scottish art and souvenirs. Dining options are varied, ranging from pub grub and sandwiches to decadent seafood. If you really want to kick off your holiday in style, you can check into one of the business lounges. Edinburgh Airport has an Aspire and a No.1 Traveller Lounge, which you can pay to access regardless of airline or ticket type. The lounges both offer complimentary Wi-Fi, snacks and drinks.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Athens Airport is roughly 17 miles away from the city. It's served by public transport and taxis. There are car hire desks in the arrivals hall for those who enjoy the added independence of four wheels. Metro tickets cost €8* (about £6.20) and are usable on buses in the city centre for up to 90 minutes after validation. Stamp your ticket before boarding the metro to validate it: if you don't, you could be fined. Numerous express buses connect the airport to the city, and each one has a different route. If this is your preferred method of transport we recommend researching timetables in advance. Express bus tickets cost €5* (about £3.90). Taxis offer flat-fare trips into the city centre at a rate of €38* (about £29.50) by day and €50* (just under £39) by night.
You need a valid passport to fly from Edinburgh to Athens. We recommend aiming to reach the airport at least 90 minutes before departure, giving yourself extra time if you're flying during the school holidays.
What to expect in Athens
Athens is two hours ahead of Edinburgh and the currency is the Euro (€). The best times to visit Athens are spring and autumn. Summer is extremely hot (with an average temperature of 29°C) while winter is quite chilly (10°C on average). Spring and autumn are warm but not stifling, so you can explore the city on foot and pick up a nice tan as you go. Just remember to pick up some factor 30 before you fly. Prices in Athens are lower than in Edinburgh: you can enjoy dinner for two for less than £30 and a pint of local beer for about £2.70*. Taxis in Athens are quite cheap too, great if you accidentally overindulge. Find out more on what to expect with our Athens travel guide.
*Prices subject to chang
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.