There are 11 ways to get from Basel to London by train, car train, car, bus, car ferry or plane

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

Recommended option

Train via Strasbourg  •  6 h 54 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 Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est

$193 - $418

Cheapest option

Fly Basel to London Luton, train  •  4 h 41 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

$44 - $168

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Train  •  7 h 23 min

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

$186 - $374

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  9 h 48 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

$388 - $480

Bus RegioJet  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon N836
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

$45 - $70

Bus Eurolines CH  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London Ouibus

$73 - $111

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 49 min

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

$140 - $201

Fly Basel to London Heathrow  •  4 h 14 min

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

$80 - $274

Fly Basel to London Gatwick  •  4 h 13 min

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

$49 - $254

Fly Basel to London Stansted  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Stansted (STN) BSL - STN

$47 - $250

Train to Zurich, fly to London City  •  5 h 2 min

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

$110 - $405

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Basel to London is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 15 h.

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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 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to London station. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Hollerich, P+R Bouillon and Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to London. However, there are services departing from Basel St Johann and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Mulhouse Ville, Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 23 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 6 h 54 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 410.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Basel to London, including transfers.

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Basel to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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

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The best way to get from Basel to London is to train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs SFr 180 - SFr 410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 70 and takes 15 h, you could also fly, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 270 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Basel to London.
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  • Distance: 442.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Basel to London via Strasbourg, Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 6 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basel to London via Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Hollerich, P+R Bouillon, Luxembourg, Gare routière, and Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière in around 15 h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Stansted via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Basel to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Basel to London Luton via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Stansted via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flairjet
Website
flair-jet.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Basel to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
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 Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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 Mulhouse Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
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
Eurostar
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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, Basel central station to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
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
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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