The cheapest times to fly from LGA to ATH are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the week of May 21st)
  • September 3rd to September 23rd
  • November 5th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from LGA to ATH is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $1601 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $475 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Athens

Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Athens (ATH) will usually cost between $506 to $974 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $499. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1065. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $566 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $609 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to ATH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LGA to ATH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

LGA to ATH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGA to ATH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $119 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $589. Return trip prices are from the ATH to LGA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LGA to ATH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LGA to ATH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LGA to ATH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Madrid (LGA > MAD > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $488
  • Average savings: $121 (19.87%)

See LGA to MAD flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (LGA > BCN > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $542
  • Average savings: $67 (11%)

See LGA to BCN flights

Hack #3: London (LGA > LHR > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $544
  • Average savings: $65 (10.67%)

See LGA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LGA to ATH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport to LaGuardia Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4927 miles or 7929 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LGA to ATH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA to ATH flight is about 9 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Athens?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from LGA to ATH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLGA
Origination airport nameLaGuardia Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeATH
Destination airport nameEleftherios Venizelos International Airport


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