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from London to Zurich

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

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To get from London to Zurich on Jun 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:01AMLondon St Pancras International7h25 04:26PMZürich HB
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08:01AMLondon St Pancras International7h25 04:26PMZürich HB
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Jun 24
$247Air France
Jun 25
$261Air France
Jun 26
$247Air France
Jun 27
$209British Airways
Jun 28
$260Air France
Jun 29
Jun 30
Jul 1
Jul 2
$209Sas Airways
Jul 3
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Jul 6
$85British Airways
Jul 7
$73British Airways
Jul 8
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$158Air France
Jul 11
$157Air France
Jul 12
Jul 13
$79British Airways
Jul 14
$73British Airways

General Information about the Journey from London to Zurich

Zurich lies around 776 kilometers southeast of London and is easily accessible via bus, train and direct flights. Flying is by far the fastest option with the journey taking around 1 hours and 40 minutes. High-speed​ trains also offer speedy travel with a total time of around 8 hours between city centers and with the bonus of grand views along the route. Bus journeys are overnight.

Return journeys from Zurich to London are also available.

Buses from London to Zurich

Eurolines buses leave Victoria Coach Station once each afternoon for the 18 hour trip terminating at Zurich Car Park, Sihlquai, Limmatstrasse. Passengers need to change buses in Brussels. The bus stops at Lille, Strasbourg, and Mulhouse in France, and Basel in Switzerland.

Trains from London to Zurich

The first step is to take the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord which takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. Passengers can then connect with one of the 6 daily high-speed TGV-Lyria trains which will whisk them from the Gare de Lyon in Paris to Zurich HB via Dijon, Mulhouse and Basel in just over 4 hours. One service requires a change at Mannheim Hbf. First and second class seats are available. A faster option is to take the LGV Rhin-Rh├┤ne from Gare de Lyon. Alternative rail routes go via Brussels and Cologne.

Flights from London to Zurich

This route is well served with 16+ departures daily for the 1 hour and 40 minute direct flight to Zurich. Flag carriers British Airway and Swiss Air offer departures from London City airport and Heathrow. EasyJet also offers 2 daily direct flights from Gatwick, with just one on Saturdays. Other airlines such as SAS and Brussels Airlines offer flights with stopovers in Copenhagen and Brussels respectively.

Travel Tips

Travel from London to Zurich
Travel to Zurich 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 London to Zurich.
Does Switzerland have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between London and Zurich?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Zurich, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from London?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 6/23/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between London and Zurich.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to United Kingdom from Zurich, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Zurich, Switzerland?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Zurich?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • 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
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Zurich here.

How do I reach Zurich from London?

Travel to Zurich from London by taking a flight or train.

What is the distance between London and Zurich?

Zurich is approximately 482 miles (777 km) away from London.

When traveling to Zurich from London, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Zurich?

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

  • Flights from London to Zurich most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Zurich?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with easyJet to go to Zurich by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet London to Zurich tickets on Omio for $51 (€40).
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Zurich?

Yes, there is a direct route available from London to Zurich:

  • You'll find direct flights with.

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey from London to Zurich ends?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from London to Zurich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Munich from Zurich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy London to Zurich tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost on average $51 (€40) one way.

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

What is the quickest way from London to Zurich?

A flight is the fastest way to get to Zurich from London with an average travel time for this route around 1 h 50 min.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London Liverpool Street Stn

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge