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There are 10 ways to get from Zürich to London 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 Zurich to London City  •  4 h 16 min

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

$84 - $344

Cheapest option

Bus RegioJet  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Basel EuroAirport 775
  2. Take the bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station

$49 - $78

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Fly Zurich to London Heathrow  •  4 h 25 min

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

$97 - $289

Fly Zurich to London Gatwick  •  4 h 24 min

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

$71 - $294

Fly Zurich to London Luton, train  •  5 h 4 min

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

$60 - $219

Train to Basel, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 30 min

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

$112 - $334

Train to Basel, fly to London Gatwick  •  5 h 30 min

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

$81 - $309

Train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$196 - $374

Bus Ouibus  •  19 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London Ouibus

$86 - $120

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 47 min

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

$150 - $218

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to London is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 16 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to London is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 350 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to London station. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at London, Victoria Green Line Station via Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel and Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to London. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord Eurostar. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Zürich and London is 777 km.

The best way to get from Zürich to London without a car is to train which takes 7 h 35 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Zürich to London, including transfers.

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Zürich to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to London train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to London is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 380 and takes 7 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 16 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to London.
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  • Distance: 485.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

British Airways, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Zürich to London every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to London via Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, and Paris Nord Eurostar in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Zurich to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Zurich to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40 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 Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Eurostar
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 Zurich to Basel EuroAirport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Basel EuroAirport, EuroAirport Basel to Luxembourg, Luxembourg central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, Central station CFL - Gare Routière to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
regiojet.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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

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

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London is 1 h behind Zürich. It is currently 6:42 PM in Zürich and 5:42 PM in London.

Zürich to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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

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There are 9089+ hotels available in London. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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