How to travel from Basel to London

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from Basel to London

You can get from Basel to London by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to London on Aug 14 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:45AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg1h35 11:20AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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07:55PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg13h05 08:00AMLondon Heathrow Airport
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10:05PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg1h35 10:40PMLondon Gatwick Airport
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11:50AMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg1h45 12:35PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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02:10PMEuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg4h00 05:10PMLondon City Airport
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Travel Information to London from Basel

distanceDistance438 miles (707 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $378
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 7 h 18 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $378 (€350) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air France

Travel 438 miles (707 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to London from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Air France among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Basel to London.

Travel Tips: Travel from Basel to London

Travel to London easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to London.

International travel from Basel, Switzerland to London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to London if traveling from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 8/8/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Basel and London.

The restriction level for your return to Basel, Switzerland from United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Basel from London restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Basel from London?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 8/3/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from London closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways to travel from Basel to London including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to London from Basel is by taking a train, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

Taking a train is about $60 (€56) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $63 (€58) for this route.

A train is $376 (€348) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Basel to London costing on average $378 (€350).

The fastest way from Basel to London is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 17 h 30 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 18 min   on average.

The distance from Basel to London is approximately 438 miles (707 km).

The average frequency per day from Basel to London is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 5 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Basel and London as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to London:

  • Flights most often depart from Basel at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in London at London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains from Basel to London most often leave from Basel SBB and arrive in London Victoria.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to London:

  • You can travel by bus between Basel and London with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Basel to London tickets for $63 (€58) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Basel to London with Air France. Cheap tickets can be found for $378 (€350) with Air France from Basel to London.

Yes, there are direct services available from Basel to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can travel directly by plane with British Airways.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Basel and London.

Many of our customers traveling from Basel to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after London are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Basel to London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $63 (€58) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $378 (€350) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $2 (€2) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Basel to London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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