|January||Best time to beat the crowds (50% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (39% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|£147||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
The average direct flight takes 3h 30m, covering a distance of 1496 miles.
There are 10 (direct) flights between London Stansted Airport and Athens per week, averaging 1 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Ryanair (£15) and Multiple Airlines (£30)
Ryanair flies 10 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
For London Stansted Airport to Athens, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Athens back to London Stansted Airport, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Poor service and delays!"
Pros: "There wasn't anything I enjoyed about this particular flight"
Cons: "It was too hot, 2 hours on tarmac before we finally took off. Saw passengers luggage sitting in the pouring rain with no cover over them. Water was 4 euro!"
Pros: "two days before a bank holiday to Ibiza, this was significantly cheaper than other airlines. Departed on time"
Cons: "Waiting for check in look about 50 minutes. When I got to the front I was 1kg over the allowed 20kg and had to leave to pay £11 at another counter and come back to check in. Note the allowance on other airlines are 23kg. Security screened my hand luggage twice. The reason was that the chargers for the camera, laptop, phone, etc was 'too dense in the bag' and had to be done seperately. This took about 25minutes. I am glad I arrived at the airport two hours before take off because by the time I checked in and passed security, there was just enough time to buy food and walk to the boarding gate. The flight itself was noisy. People played music and danced in the aisle, the cabin crew just left it and did not serve the middle of the plane. But the party goers brought their own drink on board and kept going."
Cons: "Lateness and the waiting in the area to board with about 6 other flights in a small area with confusing announcements"
Pros: "I took 1230 flight from stansted airport to Edinburgh. I carried a personal baggage with me on the plane then flight attendant took it away and told me I will get it back at the arrival belt. When I landed I couldn’t find mine. I had reported to the ground desk and they not helpful at all. So now I lost all of my travel documents and money. I feel so bad. This Tuesday I will fly back to Thailand and still don’t know how to redo my passport."
Pros: "All was good, no problems at either end. Flight was on time and we cleared Passport and Customs with ease. We had the correct size baggage, unlike a great number of passengers, and sailed through with ease. Well done Ryan Air we will be back."
Cons: "All good no complaints whatsover"
Pros: "No pude abordar por un error de la gente de atencion al cliente y despues viaje por otra aerolinea pagando nuevamente mi pasaje"
Cons: "Had to wait for plane to be ready outside the building- on the street just upfront of the plain"
Pros: "Well heck it’s cheap at least. Make sure you pay for upgrades."
Cons: "You get nickelled and dimed for everything. Seats are cramped. Lots of drunk people. Miserable staff."
Pros: "All is great. Just tired after a long day...."
Pros: "I liked that I got a seat on the plane and it didn't fall out of the sky"
Cons: "Stansted Airport was just a complete shambles. Ryanair used a gate thhar had almost no seating and the flight left 30 minutes late."
Pros: "Nothing although crew were friendly"
Cons: "3 hour delay in both directions this week. No announcements made about delay. Gates changed 2x. Poor communication throughout. Email from Ryanair about cancellation/refund options received AFTER flight. Got home at 1 am. Truly horrible experience"
Pros: "Airport OK. Efficient service. On time arrival."
Cons: "Gate area bit narrow and clumsy. Walk to plane. Deposit your own bag on large trolley outside plane due to opportunistic charging policy of RyanAir. Seat basic no recline. No seat pockets. No wifi. Still paying £200 return.."
Pros: "We managed to arrive."
Cons: "I disliked the lack of information about the delays, the poor facilities and extremely rude staff. It’s understandable that they’ve been working all day, but unfortunately this is the job they chose and I am paying for service of which I should be satisfied with."
Cons: "As usual with ryan air it's all about the cash. Missed my flight because of lip balm and a baggage check and then when I asked for help. They basically did nothing. I will never fly with you again. Luckily managed to get a B.A flight for £95.00 the same day and Ryan air wanted £413.00"
Cons: "I got charged 69 euros for not checking in online!!!!! More than the ticket price!!!!!!! This is robbery! Worse airlines ever, thieves! Do not ever travel with this company"
Cons: "Stansted airport is very poor. Not enough space, facilities or anything. Ryanair flight delayed. “Boarded” into cramped holding area. Very poor form."
Pros: "With Ryanair, you can only really like the price and the people. To be fair though, m the toilet was clean.."
Cons: "Our flight was scheduled to depart at 7.30 am, but was still refueling after an earlier flight at that time. In a way it was lucky that it was late; if it had been in time, we would have been queueing on the Stansted tarmac in the rain. As it was, the rain had just stopped while we waited at the foot of the aircraft stairs. We actually took off 45 mins late. The new, additional-cost priority boarding is a joke: almost everyone was a "priority". Several passengers didn't understand the long "priority" queue, so joined it only to be turned away at check-in."
Pros: "The pilot on the plane at least attempted to explain and apologise. The only RyanAir staff member that seemed to have any slight sense of customer service at Stanstead."
Cons: "Everything. RyanAir Website and app weren’t working so couldn’t download boarding pass and had to queue to sort out. The operator then refused to check our bags into the hold and said we had to take them on plane. Complained as had liquids in case that we didn’t want to throw away and had to queue again for half an hour. The same operator then checked the bags in inexplicably without question - totally pointless waste of our time and theirs. Then we arrived at the gate just in time for it opening and was forced to queue for an hour as the plane was delayed without any explanation or apologies. Hope I am never unfortunate enough to travel with this airline again."
Pros: "Ship flight"
Cons: "Flight was delay, and I don't see crew doing the best to make the people confortable. Or happy to flight"
Pros: "we did not receive the boading check in pass even we did an online check in and end up we have to pay 55pounds extra"
Pros: "Boarding was by bus but worked out ok."
Cons: "Chaos over seating families together, one family of two adults and two infants got moved twice, another family was moved once due to allocated seating not putting families together. We eventually offered our seats to try and help out which eventually the reluctant crew accepted. Emergency exits row passenger was allowed to keep their handbag and another had a plastic bag under their seat. (Regulations state no bags at emergency exits). One passenger was chatting using his mobile phone during taxi out. Captain having exited the flight deck for a break then opened the cockpit door and whilst remained open then proceeded to have a nice chat with the cabin crew. Crew were having a bad day. Food was over cooked and nasty. Seat comfort apauling no elbow room and no legroom, still as Ryanair say you only get what you pay for whereas I’d rather have value for money rather than just a cheap and nasty experience."
Cons: "Excessive time to pass security, opening every bags, we were 30 passengers not able to board because Ryan Air agent didn’t wait and closed the door right in front of us when we arrived at the gate."
Pros: "Humor of the pilot"
Cons: "One hour delay, which we had to be in the plane, and was VERY hot inside, like 35C+ and more. Total inappropriate. Noise from passengers. Tight places between seats in front of me and me. Tight places on seats between me and next passenger next to me. FastTrack was not so fast, didn't felt it is something special and priority for me and my wife. Had to wait with the rest of the passengers."
Pros: "It was a cheap flight. Crew on board was ok."
Cons: "Plane arrived at Stansted late. The queues were horrendous and not clearly marked. One of the ground staff was very rude to an Indian lady who only asked if it was the correct queue to be in. Perhaps the customer was Indian born and the ground staff was British born of Indian descent? Flight arrived late to destination by about 30mins."
Cons: "Everything about Ryanair"
Pros: "Prompt take off and landed on schedule"
Cons: "Slow baggage recovery due to automation and a small carousel"
Pros: "The Price of the flight that was all."
Cons: "Very unorganized no idea about time scheduling boarding right up until take off and then spent nearly a further hour trying to get off of the run way. No reason given just blamed ground staff at the airport no apology felt very unprofessional. Should of made me effort explaining why we were delayed had to cancel plans as we were nearly an hour later than taking off was planned."
Cons: "The rest especially the quick boarding ( 1h30 to wait )"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Thę policy to make sure you do not sit with your family and have to buy seats to make sure you are all sitting together. The salaries of the staff are the worst in the industry."
Pros: "very friendly cabin crew..... went above and beyond when i needed some assistance highly recommend and will definitely be flying Ryan air again"
Pros: "Kept informed"
Cons: "Sitting on tarmac for two hours, and being asked to pay for a bottle of water"
Cons: "Rude crew... chaotic at airport... upswell on everything make it expensive not cheap flight"
Pros: "We had no problems with our flight"
Pros: "Service costumers disagree"
Pros: "On the way to Athens I seemed to have more legroom than usual. I could stretch my legs straight."
Cons: "On the way back, I seemed to have less legroom, though it seemed the same plane 737-800. I knew that there would be no food or entertainment ."
Pros: "Price of the flight, and its scheduled departure time."
Cons: "45 mints delayed on our departure from London Stansted, no entertainment on board, constantly interrumpting our relax/sleep time with sales, promotions and "lottery prices"."
Cons: "We walked outside it was extremely cold"
Pros: "On time . Smooth boarding process. Too short of a flight so cannot comment on food or entertainment ."
Cons: "Flight was late and this information is displayed nowhere else than at the airport. Very poor communication with the customers, like always."
Pros: "I wasn't aware I could not take my hand language on board.Realy not happy with the answer of the baggage handler regarding the reason of the language NB restrictions."
Cons: "Quite plane."
Pros: "Boarding was quick, amazingly enough space in overhead lockers for everyone's luggage, crew friendly, flight on time..Didn't have food and there was no entertainment."
Cons: "It was all fine."
Pros: "Nothing I can think of."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 3 hours. This affect our hotel and taxi arrangements severely. Also the baggage collection was extremey slow and painful with a wait of 1-2 hours."
Cons: "Customer service department did not follow through on their commitments 3 separate times, as a result we had to buy another set of tickets as they cancelled our first. I contacted them 5 times before departure and every after sending them the chat box detail, they say I did not contact them. I think this airline is a scam! Will never fly them again."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and helpful. I like that food was offered, even though I was on a fairly brief flight."
Cons: "Many passengers had to check carry-on luggage just before boarding because there was not enough space. Also, the space inside the plane is the smallest I have seen. Getting in and out of your seat during the flight is very difficult and awkward,"
Pros: "The ride wasn't bumpy, The pilot was careful and the weather was nice."
Cons: "Not enough leg room."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "Unaware you were not allowed to take coffee on the jet bridge let alone the plane. I guess so you will buy theirs? Wish I had not spent 4 pounds on a coffee they confiscated."