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There are 13 ways to get from Chelmsford to Zürich by train, plane, 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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Train to London City, fly to Zurich  •  4h 51m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH

$96 - $361

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Bus  •  21h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich 299

$57 - $98

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Zurich  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH

$112 - $312

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Zurich  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Zurich (ZRH) LGW - ZRH

$84 - $306

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Basel, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL) LHR - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$124 - $357

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Zurich  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Zurich (ZRH) LTN - ZRH

$77 - $242

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Basel  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL) LGW - BSL
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$91 - $321

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Zurich  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Zurich (ZRH) BHX - ZRH

$147 - $393

Train  •  9h 2m

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

$204 - $398

Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...

$226 - $463

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  10h 24m

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

$390 - $484

Train, bus  •  20h 57m

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB Ice

$157 - $242

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 52m

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Zürich

$143 - $222

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Zürich is to bus which costs £40 - £80 and takes 21h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Zürich is to train and fly which costs £70 - £280 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Zurich via Stansted Airport London, London and Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 58m.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Zürich is 474 miles.

The best way to get from Chelmsford to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 9h 2m and costs £150 - £310.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Chelmsford to Zürich, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Zürich bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Zürich is to train which takes 9h 2m and costs £150 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £80 and takes 21h 58m.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Chelmsford to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 473.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Zürich, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Zürich via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Zürich via Stansted Airport London, London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 21h 58m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,800
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London Luton to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
National Express
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 London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
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 Brussels, Brussels-North station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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