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There are 12 ways to get from Basel to London by plane, train, car train, car, bus or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly Basel to London Heathrow  •  4 h 15 min

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

$79 - $274

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Fly Basel to London Luton, train  •  4 h 54 min

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

$47 - $164

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Fly Basel to London Gatwick  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Gatwick (LGW) BSL - LGW

$48 - $249

Train to Zurich, fly to London City  •  5 h 32 min

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

$116 - $403

Train to Zurich, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 41 min

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

$129 - $348

Train to Zurich, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 40 min

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

$103 - $353

Train via Strasbourg  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe Tgv
  3. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International

$190 - $314

Train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Lille Europe to London St. Pancras International

$192 - $307

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  9 h 45 min

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

$385 - $477

Bus RegioJet  •  15 h 12 min

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

$47 - $74

Bus Ouibus  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London Ouibus

$81 - $116

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 50 min

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

$139 - $201

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to London is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 15 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to London is to fly which costs SFr 45 - SFr 250 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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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, EuroAirport Basel and Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 12 min.

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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 International via Strasbourg and Gare de Lille Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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The distance between Basel and London is 708 km.

The best way to get from Basel to London without a car is to train which takes 7 h 29 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 320.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Basel to London, including transfers.

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

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Basel to London train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Mulhouse Ville station.

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The best way to get from Basel to London is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 180 - SFr 320 and takes 7 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 15 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to London.
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  • Distance: 442.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

British Airways, Air France and two other airlines fly from Basel to London every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to London via Strasbourg, Lille Europe, and Gare de Lille Europe in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Zurich to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Zurich to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Zurich to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
$29 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
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
$90 - $130
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
$171
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 Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
3 times 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 City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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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 1 h behind Basel. It is currently 9:07 PM in Basel and 8:07 PM in London.

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

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

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There are 9089+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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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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