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There are 10 ways to get from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London City to Zurich  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH

SFr 76 - SFr 310

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19h 48m

  1. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Winterthur 473

SFr 48 - SFr 61

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Fly London Heathrow to Zurich  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH

SFr 65 - SFr 205

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  5h 58m

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

SFr 95 - SFr 290

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Zurich  •  4h 38m

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

SFr 56 - SFr 283

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Basel, train  •  6h 18m

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

SFr 76 - SFr 438

Train  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv

SFr 236 - SFr 553

Bus and ferry, train  •  20h 56m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Singen Re / ...

SFr 78 - SFr 146

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 44m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof

SFr 282 - SFr 338

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 1m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof

SFr 138 - SFr 207

London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof by train

The train journey time between London and Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is around 12h 26m and covers a distance of around 1092 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 50m. Operated by Eurostar, Transilien, TGV inOui and others, the London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Winterthur. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 26m
Fastest train time:
7h 50m
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
SFr 236
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:01
Last train departs at:
17:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from United Kingdom

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
This applies to all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is to bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 19h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is to fly which costs £55 - £250 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof. However, there are services departing from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Winterthur via Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Winterthur via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 5m.

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The distance between London and Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is 778 km.

The best way to get from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof without a car is to train which takes 8h 5m and costs £180 - £440.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof, including transfers.

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London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is to fly which takes 4h 18m and costs £55 - £250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £440 and takes 8h 5m, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £50 and takes 19h 48m.

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Map of how to get from London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof.
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  • Distance: 778.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between London, England and Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof, Switzerland?

British Airways, Swiss and KLM fly from London Bank DLR to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Zürich HB in around 8h 5m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 410
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 390
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 1300
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 220
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 310
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 190
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 170
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 170
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 170
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 270
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 310
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
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
SFr 26 - SFr 40
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
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Singen
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 169
Website
Eurotunnel
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 26
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
15h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators

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

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London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Winterthur station.

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Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 11:27 PM in London and 12:27 AM in Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof.

London to Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Swiss, British Airways and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs £1 - £5.

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