The cheapest times to fly from LAX to ATH are

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 13th
  • October 1st to December 9th

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 LAX to ATH is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1059 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $562 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Athens

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Athens (ATH) will usually cost between $642 to $753 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $632. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $890. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $258 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $681 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to ATH flight.

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

LAX to ATH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to ATH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATH, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Saturdays 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 $44 (5%) 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 $677. Return trip prices are from the ATH to LAX 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 LAX 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 13 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to ATH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (LAX > BCN > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $569
  • Average savings: $112 (16.39%)

See LAX to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (LAX > LHR > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $613
  • Average savings: $68 (9.92%)

See LAX to LHR flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (LAX > CPH > ATH)

  • Price for both tickets: $620
  • Average savings: $61 (8.89%)

See LAX to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 46 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Air Italy, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Eurowings, Finnair, Frontier, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Pakistan, Pegasus, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Volotea, WestJet, Wizz Air, XL Airways, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6913 miles or 11125 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to ATH flight is about 13 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Athens?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 92 available flights from LAX to ATH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

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


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