There are 12 ways to get from London to Zürich by plane, train, bus, car 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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Fly London City to Zurich  •  4 h 25 min

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

$85 - $346

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Bus  •  17 h 50 min

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

$45 - $70

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Fly London Heathrow to Zurich  •  4 h 28 min

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

$98 - $288

Fly London Gatwick to Zurich  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Zurich (ZRH) LGW - ZRH

$72 - $296

Fly London Heathrow to Basel, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$110 - $332

Train to London Luton, fly to Zurich  •  5 h 7 min

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

$64 - $224

Fly London Gatwick to Basel, train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$79 - $310

Fly London Stansted to Basel, train  •  6 h 2 min

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

$76 - $310

Train  •  7 h 40 min

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

$190 - $370

Train via Strasbourg  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Mulhouse Ville
  4. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB 3-Y / ...

$225 - $483

Train, bus  •  13 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi Int. trein
  2. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich

$126 - $274

Drive, carferry  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Zürich

$141 - $220

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London station to Zürich. However, there are services departing from London, Victoria Green Line Station and arriving at Zurich via Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Zürich. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Zürich HB via Paris Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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The distance between London and Zürich is 486 miles.

The best way to get from London to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 7 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from London to Zürich, including transfers.

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London to Zürich bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at London, Victoria Green Line Station.

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London to Zürich train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17 h 50 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from London to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 485.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

Swiss, British Airways and two other airlines fly from London to Zürich every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Zürich via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London City to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $3,800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from London Luton to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Stansted to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from London Heathrow to Basel via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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 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 Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 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 London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
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
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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More Questions & Answers

Zürich is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 3:27 AM in London and 4:27 AM in Zürich.

London to Zürich train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs .

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