There are 12 ways to get from Basel to London by plane, train, bus, car, car train 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 Basel to London Heathrow  •  4h 6m

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

£37 - £268

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Bus  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, Basel Euroairport FR to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon N831
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

£34 - £44

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Fly Basel to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Gatwick (LGW) BSL - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£40 - £216

Fly Basel to London Luton, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Luton (LTN) BSL - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£55 - £196

Train to Zurich, fly to London City  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London City (LCY) ZRH - LCY

£91 - £391

Train to Zurich, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London Heathrow (LHR) ZRH - LHR

£85 - £361

Train to Zurich, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to London Gatwick (LGW) ZRH - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£94 - £449

Train via Paris  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg Ter
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£186 - £476

Train  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£184 - £454

Train, bus  •  12h 56m

  1. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Coquelles - France > Coquelles - UK > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£89 - £114

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Basel to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£224 - £266

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 28m

  1. Drive from Basel to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£98 - £186

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to London is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 15h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to London is to fly which costs SFr 40 - SFr 320 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel to London station. However, there are services departing from Basel, Brausebad and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Basel EuroAirport, Basel Euroairport FR and Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to London. However, there are services departing from Basel Sbb and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Strasbourg and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 14m.

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The distance between Basel and London is 442 miles.

The best way to get from Basel to London without a car is to train via Paris which takes 8h 14m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 600.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Basel to London, including transfers.

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Basel to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Basel EuroAirport, Basel Euroairport FR station.

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Basel to London train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel Sbb station.

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The best way to get from Basel to London is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 600 and takes 8h 14m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 15h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Basel to London.
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  • Distance: 442.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and London, England?

British Airways, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Basel to London Paddington every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to London King's Cross via Strasbourg, Paris l'Est, and Paris Nord in around 8h 14m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Flights from Zurich to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £340
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £420
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £420
Flights from Basel to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Basel to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Zurich to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £120
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £370
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £370
Flights from Zurich to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£200 - £750
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £280
Flights from Zurich to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£27 - £50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Sbb to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£27 - £31
1st Class
£22 - £26
Train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£65 - £75
1st Class
£70 - £85
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£95 - £130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£95 - £110
1st Class
£110 - £130
Train from Basel Sbb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£75 - £90
1st Class
£80 - £100
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£45 - £65
Rail 1st Class
£60 - £90
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£140 - £190
Train from Lille Europe to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £300
Standard
£75 - £95
Standard Premier
£110 - £150
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, Basel Euroairport FR to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £21
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Basel to London bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London is 1h behind Basel. It is currently 3:28 AM in Basel and 2:28 AM in London.

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

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British Airways, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Basel Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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