There are 13 ways to get from Switzerland to London by plane, train, car, car train, bus or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Geneva to London City  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to London City (LCY) GVA - LCY

$67 - $230

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Fly Geneva to London Gatwick  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GVA - LGW

$54 - $190

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Fly Zurich to London City  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London City (LCY) ZRH - LCY

$84 - $345

Fly Basel to London Heathrow  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Heathrow (LHR) BSL - LHR

$79 - $274

Fly Geneva to London Heathrow  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to London Heathrow (LHR) GVA - LHR

$80 - $215

Fly Zurich to London Heathrow  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London Heathrow (LHR) ZRH - LHR

$97 - $290

Fly Milan Malpensa to London Gatwick  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to London Gatwick (LGW) MXP - LGW

$69 - $226

Train to Milan Linate, fly to London City  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to London City (LCY) LIN - LCY

$81 - $361

Train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$194 - $387

Drive, train, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  5. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  6. Drive from Folkestone to London

$395 - $492

Bus RegioJet  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station N831
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

$58 - $95

Bus Ouibus  •  24 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Paris Gallieni
  2. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to London Ouibus

$82 - $119

Drive, carferry  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Calais
  2. Take the carferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$150 - $218

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to London. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Zürich HB, Paris Lyon Banlieue and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and London is 801 km.

The best way to get from Switzerland to London without a car is to train which takes 8 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Switzerland to London, including transfers.

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Switzerland to London train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to London is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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London is 1 h behind Switzerland. It is currently 5:56 AM in Switzerland and 4:56 AM in London.

Switzerland to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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British Airways, Alitalia, Luxair and two other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to London City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to London.
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  • Distance: 500.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and London, England?

British Airways, Swiss and three other airlines fly from Geneva to London every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to London via Zürich HB, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Nord RER, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Milan Linate to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Milan Malpensa to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Milan Malpensa to London Gatwick via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Geneva to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Milan Linate to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Zurich to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Milan Linate to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Nord to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Eurostar
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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