Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Athens International

Flight information Kuala Lumpur to Athens International

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Average flight time, total distance 8736 kilometres

14h 20min

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Qatar Airways

Athens International

1 airport

Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Athens

Athens is the capital city of Greece with a population of over 600,000 people. Known as one of the world’s oldest cities, Athens is peppered with beautiful architecture rich in history. The city is served by Athens International Airport (ATH). Kuala Lumpur to Athens flights take around 15 hours and 20 minutes with one layover.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Athens International Airport (ATH)

Travellers on the hunt for cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Athens can opt for Alitalia which offers reasonable prices with two layover to Athens International Airport. Other airlines that serve the route with a minimum of one layover include Oman Air, Malaysia Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways.

Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Athens International Airport (ATH)

When searching for Kuala Lumpur to Athens cheap flights from this airport, travellers will be required to transit a minimum of two times.

Departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

There are several ways of getting to the airport for your Kuala Lumpur to Athens flights. The fastest way of getting to the airport is with the KLIA Express train that departs from KL Sentral costing RM55 per way. A train ride to the airport will take 30 minutes and is equipped with complimentary WiFi onboard.

For travellers on a tighter budget, the KL Airport coach or Skybus that also departs from KL Sentral could be a good alternative. The bus fare only cost RM10 per way. However, it is recommended that you plan ahead as the journey will take a minimum of 90 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Travellers who prefer a door-to-door service to the airport for your Kuala Lumpur to Male route, pre-booking a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner, public taxi or Grab, will cost between RM65 to RM100.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport information

Kuala Lumpur International Airport has two terminals, KLIA being the main terminal while KLIA2 serving only AirAsia flights. Travellers requiring to interchange between terminals can use the free shuttle bus provided by the airport. A wide variety of shopping and food and beverage choices are offered throughout the airport. Complimentary WiFi is also available in most public areas. A 24 hour prayer room is located in both terminals.

Arrival at Athens International Airport (ATH)

Upon arrival at Athens, the fastest way of getting to the city centre is with a public taxi. Alternatively, there is also the option of arranging for a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner to avoid taxi queues outside the airport. A public taxi will cost travellers EUR 30 (RM143) between 5:00am till midnight and EUR 50 (RM237) after midnight. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes depending on where your accommodation is located.

For the more budget conscious travellers, taking the Metro Line 3 will bring you directly Syntagma Station and will cost EUR 10 (RM48) per pax and takes about 40 minutes.

Athens International Airport (ATH) Information

Athens International Airport has a main terminal that is separated into two halls with a satellite terminals. An underground tunnel with a moving sidewalk and an above ground walkway is available for travellers needing to interchange between the two halls. There is a wide variety of dining and duty-free options with most of them open for 24-hours for those arriving late from their Kuala Lumpur to Athens cheap flights. Complimentary WiFi is offered in the airport for up to 45 minutes. No prayer room is available for travellers in the airport.

Athens Recommendations

Once you secure your cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Athens, it is time to start planning! Must-see attractions include the Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Agora of Athens, Erechtheion, Theatre of Dionysus and Odeon of Herodes Atticus. For you foodies, several Greek dishes you have to try include Saganaki (Cheese), Fava (Yellow Split Peas dip), Tomatokeftedes (Tomato Balls), Pastitsio (Similar to a Lasagna), Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) and Horiatiki Salata (Greek Salad).

Useful Athens Travel Information

What is the time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Athens?

Athens (UTC +02:00) is six hours behind of Kuala Lumpur (UTC +8:00).

What is the weather like in Athens?

Travellers planning a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Athens should take note that between November - March, an average temperature of 15°C should be expected. Between April and May, the average temperature is 23°C with 30°c from June till August.

What is the currency and exchange rate for Athens?

Athens uses the Euro (EUR).

RM1 = EUR 0.21 (As of 17 December 2018)

What is the average cost of a hotel room in Athens?

An average hotel room rate ranges from RM250 - RM400 per night. Not only can you find cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Athens on Skyscanner, you can also find the best hotel room deals in Athens.

Athens, Greece visa requirement for Malaysians

Malaysian citizens travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Athens are not required to apply for a visa if their stay is less than 90 days. Your passport is required to have a minimum validity of 6 months upon date of entry.

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Information is accurate as of 17 December 2018

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.