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There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to London by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Zurich to London Heathrow  •  4h 22m

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

£43 - £261

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Bus  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon N831
  2. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

£35 - £45

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Fly Zurich to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 30m

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

£42 - £289

Fly Zurich to London City  •  4h 20m

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

£59 - £371

Fly Zurich to London Luton, train  •  5h 5m

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

£46 - £169

Train to Basel, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 40m

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

£66 - £305

Train to Basel, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 37m

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

£64 - £327

Fly Zurich to Birmingham, train  •  5h 39m

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

£98 - £316

Train  •  7h 33m

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

£188 - £434

Bus via Brussels  •  18h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Brussels North
  2. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London 140

£54 - £91

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 36m

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

£226 - £269

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 47m

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

£100 - £185

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to London is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 15h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to London is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 450 and takes 4h 20m.

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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 Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to London. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 33m.

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The distance between Zürich and London is 486 miles.

The best way to get from Zürich to London without a car is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 550.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m 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 TGV inOui, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to London is to fly which takes 4h 22m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 550 and takes 7h 33m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 15h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to London.
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  • Distance: 485.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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

Swiss, Japan Airlines and four other airlines fly from Zürich to London Paddington every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to London King's Cross via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord in around 7h 33m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £170
Flights from Zurich to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £120
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£50 - £120
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £550
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£60 - £900
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £410
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £750
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £550
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £250
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £340
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £340
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £500
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £410
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £130
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £300
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £240
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
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 Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£27 - £50
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £29
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£27 - £32
1st Class
£22 - £26
Train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£85 - £120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£85 - £100
1st Class
£95 - £120
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Zurich to Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £21
Website
RegioJet
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Brussels North
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Book at
eurolines.ch
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to London
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£20 - £29
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £45
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£4
2-bed inside cabin
£30 - £45

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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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 1h behind Zürich. It is currently 12:42 PM in Zürich and 11:42 AM in London.

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

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Japan Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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