Cheap flights from Sydney to Athens

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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V. are usually found in March or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Athens

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to ATH flight in 2022: compare Sydney to Athens flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Athens.

SYD - ATH

Price

$828 - $1,382

ATH

Temperature

10 - 28 °C

ATH

Precipitation

5 - 64 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,159

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V.

One-way from

$326

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Athens?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Friday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Athens?

To save up to 14% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sydney to Athens from $1,548 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,548 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Athens?

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Athens from Sydney. Prices for March average $1,406 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $989. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 37% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Athens (SYD - ATH)?

When flying from Sydney to Athens, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 9% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Athens in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SYD to ATH flights in January, February
15 Feb. - 10 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

42h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

45h 15m
$988

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

15 Feb. - 10 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

42h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

40h 20m
$1,160

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

15 Feb. - 10 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

24h 55m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

30h 40m
$1,265

Etihad Airways

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Deal found 23/1/22

Sydney to Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from Sydney found for this year
29 Mar. - 27 Oct.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

41h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 05m
$802

Scoot

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Deal found 25/1/22

6 Jun. - 26 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 25m
$805

Scoot

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Deal found 24/1/22

6 Apr. - 21 Apr.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

26h 00m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

35h 05m
$806

Scoot

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Deal found 23/1/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from Sydney, departing today and this week
1 Feb. - 8 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

32h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

27h 20m
$1,321

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

2 Feb. - 9 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

3 stops

39h 55m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

45h 25m
$1,324

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/1/22

31 Jan. - 8 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

31h 40m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

27h 50m
$1,342

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

One-way flights to Athens Eleftherios V. from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Athens
1 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

42h 10m
$326

Scoot

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Deal found 26/1/22

20 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

25h 40m
$332

Scoot

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Deal found 25/1/22

3 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

26h 00m
$336

Scoot

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Deal found 23/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Athens flights.

What airports serve Sydney to Athens?

You’ll have plenty of choices of airlines when flying to Athens from Sydney, and they all operate between the same departure and final arrival airports. You’ll depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) in the Mascot suburb, which is roughly 8 km from the city centre. This will take about 15min to drive, or you can take the N20 bus, which is about a 30min trip. It’s the busiest airport in Australia and has all the modern amenities for international travellers. In Athens, you’ll land at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH), which is the busiest in the Greek capital. The airport is 35 km from the centre of the city, and the most convenient way to travel there is to take Metro Line 3, roughly a 40min trip.

Which airlines fly directly from Sydney to Athens?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Athens from Sydney. Most flights make one stop in between, while a few make two layovers. Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the one-stop layover airport for all airlines flying this route. The two-stop trips either go via Jakarta and Istanbul or to Singapore and then to Amsterdam, before landing at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. Qantas, Emirates Airlines and Turkish Airlines service most of the routes, with a few operated by Singapore Airlines handing over to KLM for the final leg of the journey.

What are the layover options between Sydney to Athens?

The costs of travelling from Sydney to Athens can vary quite widely, whether you choose a one-stop or two-stop route. Look for one-stop flights that you can book at a lower price through Cheapflights. An example is the Qatar Airways flight that makes a stop at Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH), of no longer than about 2h, before flying on to Athens International. Another is the Emirates Airlines route via Dubai International Airport, which is a about a 5h 30min layover. More expensive one-stop flights are operated by Qantas, again via Dubai. Turkish Airlines operates most of the two-stop flights, flying from Sydney to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International (CGK) and then to Istanbul, before the final leg to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. Another option is to fly Singapore Airlines to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), then to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) before changing to KLM to fly to Athens.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Sydney to Athens?

Australian citizens don’t need a visa to visit Greece for tourist purposes. You may stay for up to 90 days over a six-month timeframe, as long as your passport is valid for three months from when you enter the country. If you want to stay for longer, you’ll need a standard Schengen visa and an ETIAS authorisation. The ETIAS is valid for five years and allows unlimited entry during this period.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V. have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V. have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Etihad Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Athens for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Athens for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Scoot for just $802, but on average you can expect to pay $1,015.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Athens for under $1,400?

There are currently 14+ open flights from Sydney to Athens within the next 7 days for less than $1,400.

How popular is this Sydney to Athens flight route?

This flight path from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V. was viewed by 11,034 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Athens round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sydney to Athens round-trip from $802. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Etihad Airways. You may be able to fly from Sydney to Athens for 42% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Athens?

Aegean Airlines, Air France and Air China are the most popular airlines when flying from Sydney to Athens.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Athens?

While on average a flight from Sydney to Athens is generally $2,172, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $664. When looking at the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Athens Eleftherios V.), you can expect to pay $805 for that flight.

Can I fly to Athens Eleftherios V. from Sydney Kingsford Smith right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Athens Eleftherios V.

Most visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Athens Eleftherios V..

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for rt-pcr (naat) and 24 hours antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Athens Eleftherios V..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Athens Eleftherios V..

Documents
Passenger Locator Form - ALL TRAVELLERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLETE THEIR PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM (PLF) BEFORE ENTERING THE COUNTRY


Can I fly back to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Athens Eleftherios V.?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Athens Eleftherios V.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Top 10 airlines flying from Sydney to Athens

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Athens choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Scoot
Cheapest$715
Average$1,049
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Air China
Cheapest$798
Average$1,084
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$1,039
Average$1,394
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$1,073
Average$1,535
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$1,122
Average$1,554
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air France
Cheapest$1,124
Average$1,549
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$1,129
Average$1,583
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
Cheapest$1,145
Average$1,489
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$1,238
Average$1,729
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$1,284
Average$1,819
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety