The cheapest times to fly from ATH to XMN are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the week of January 15th)
  • October 29th to March 25th (except the weeks of December 17th, December 24th, and January 15th)

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 ATH to XMN is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $4103 for Thursday flights during early May, or as low as $672 for Friday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Xiamen

Flying from Athens (ATH) to Xiamen (XMN) will usually cost between $740 to $2125 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $749. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $1558. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $809 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1054 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATH to XMN flight.

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

ATH to XMN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATH to XMN flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Athens. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to XMN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into ATH. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Xiamen, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Athens. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $473 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $965. Return trip prices are from the XMN to ATH 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 ATH to XMN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 43 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ATH to XMN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Waisha Airport (SWA) in Shantou

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from XMN
  • Usually 9.39% less expensive than XMN
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATH to SWA flights


Flight Hacking ATH to XMN

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 ATH to XMN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Rome (ATH > FCO > XMN)

  • Price for both tickets: $684
  • Average savings: $370 (35.1%)

See ATH to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (ATH > CDG > XMN)

  • Price for both tickets: $751
  • Average savings: $303 (28.75%)

See ATH to FCO flights

Hack #3: Hong Kong (ATH > HKG > XMN)

  • Price for both tickets: $760
  • Average savings: $294 (27.89%)

See ATH to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Finnair, Hainan, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5408 miles or 8703 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATH to XMN flight is about 10 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Athens and Xiamen?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 20 available flights from ATH to XMN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATH
Origination airport name Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
City Athens
Country Greece
Latitude 37.9
Longitude 23.9

Return Airport

Destination code XMN
Destination airport name Gaoqi Airport
City Xiamen
Country China
Latitude 24.5
Longitude 118.1


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