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There are 15 ways to get from London to Grindelwald by train, bus, night train, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train via Strasbourg

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Reims Central Train Station
  2. Take the bus from Reims Central Train Station to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

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Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg P+R Bouillon
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Luzern

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Take the night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Basel, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Basel (BSL)
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost

Fly London City to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Fly London Heathrow to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
  3. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Zurich, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Zurich (ZRH)
  3. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
  4. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA)
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
  4. Take the train from Bern to Interlaken Ost

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Spiez

London to Grindelwald by train and walk

The journey time between London and Grindelwald is around 9h 42m and covers a distance of around 1210 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 36m. Operated by Eurostar, TGV inOui, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the London to Grindelwald service departs from London St Pancras Intl and arrives in Grindelwald. Typically 49 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Services
9h 42m Average Duration
SFr 290 Cheapest Price
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Grindelwald is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The cheapest way to get from London to Grindelwald is to bus and train which costs £55 - £90 and takes 24h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Grindelwald is to fly and train which costs £85 - £550 and takes 7h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Grindelwald via Paris l'Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 42m.

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The distance between London and Grindelwald is 804 km.

The best way to get from London to Grindelwald without a car is to train via Strasbourg which takes 9h 42m and costs £260 - £600.

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It takes approximately 9h 42m to get from London to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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London to Grindelwald train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Grindelwald is to train via Strasbourg which takes 9h 42m and costs £260 - £600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £290 - £370 and takes 20h 46m.

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

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Grindelwald is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 2:24 AM in London and 3:24 AM in Grindelwald.

Map of how to get from London to Grindelwald.
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  • Distance: 804.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 42m

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

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Grindelwald via Paris Nord, Paris l'Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Interlaken Ost in around 9h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Grindelwald via Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Luzern, Luzern, Pilatusplatz, and Sarnen, Bahnhof in around 20h 46m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 600
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 700
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 750
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 800
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 3000
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 440
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 440
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 480
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 600
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 600
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 550
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 5500
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 1200
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 950
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 900
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 800
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 950
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 800
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 300 - SFr 340
Standard
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Standard Premier
SFr 150 - SFr 200
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
SFr 300 - SFr 350
Standard
SFr 130 - SFr 160
Standard Premier
SFr 180 - SFr 230
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 70 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 90
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 95
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 110
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 Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Rail 1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Rail 1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Svde
Website
de.voyages-sncf.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
de.voyages-sncf.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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris-Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 240
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Train from Bern to Interlaken Ost
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
SBB GmbH
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Night train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 130
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Gallarate to Spiez
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
RegioJet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Reims Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
13h 31m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Reims Central Train Station to Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
Union Ivkoni
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
SFr 94
Standard Car - Premium
SFr 149

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London to Grindelwald train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Interlaken Ost station.

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

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There are 202+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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