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There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to London by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Zurich to London City

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

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Bus

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

Fly Zurich to London Heathrow

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

Train to Basel, fly to London Heathrow

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Fly Zurich to London Gatwick, train

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

Train to Basel, fly to London Gatwick, train

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Train to Stuttgart, fly to London Heathrow

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Train

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

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Liège Guillemins
  2. Take the night bus from Liège Guillemins to London Victoria Coach Station

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

Zürich to London by train

The train journey time between Zürich and London is around 9h 34m and covers a distance of around 668 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 58m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 5m. Operated by TGV inOui, Transilien and Eurostar, the Zürich to London train service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in London St Pancras Eurostar. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
6h 35m
Layover time:
2h 58m
Total time:
9h 34m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 5m
Train distance:
668 miles
Trains per week:
19
Cheapest price:
£177
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:34
Last train departs at:
17:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to London train schedules

Switzerland → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Pitcairn, Qatar, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican and Vietnam

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in London is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zürich to London is to bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 17h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to London is to fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 490 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich station to London station. However, there are services departing from Zurich Bus Station and arriving at London Victoria Green Line Station via Luxembourg P+R Bouillon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 35m.

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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 Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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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 43m and costs SFr 220 - SFr 550.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Zürich to London, including transfers.

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Zürich to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus 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 15m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 550 and takes 7h 43m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 17h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to London.
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  • Distance: 485.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

British Airways and Swiss fly from Zürich to London Bank DLR 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to London King's Cross via Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 7h 43m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £210
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £350
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£100 - £240
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £240
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £330
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Flights from Basel to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Flights from Basel to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £270
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £1,100
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£80 - £1,100
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £750
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £450
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £370
Flights from Stuttgart to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £1,100
Train operators
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£20 - £28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
£25 - £50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£25 - £30
1st Class
£21 - £25
Train from Zuerich Hb to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£80 - £95
1st Class
£90 - £110
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zurich Bus Station to Liège Guillemins
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Liège Guillemins to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£22 - £27
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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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
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
RegioJet
RegioJet a.s.
Website
regiojet.cz
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
regiojet.cz
Ferry operators

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

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Zürich to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Zürich. It is currently 4:14 PM in Zürich and 3:14 PM in London.

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

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

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