How to travel from London to Zurich

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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 Dec 03 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Zurich from London

distanceDistance482 miles (777 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $885
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 10 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $885 (€810) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesTAP Portugal

Travel 482 miles (777 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Zurich from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 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 TAP Portugal among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Zurich.

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 Tips: 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.
FAQs

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; 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 to Zurich from London.

Return travel to London, United Kingdom from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Switzerland?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Zurich.

There are 4 ways to get from London to Zurich: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from London to Zurich is by taking a train with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A train is generally $266 (€243) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $268 (€245) from London to Zurich.

A train is $883 (€808) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from London to Zurich costing on average $885 (€810).

The fastest way to get to Zurich from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 26 h 35 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 10 h 55 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 482 miles (777 km) between London and Zurich.

The average frequency per day from London to Zurich is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains from London to Zurich most often leave from London Victoria and arrive in Zürich HB.

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

  • You can go to Zurich from London by plane with TAP Portugal. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $885 (€810) with TAP Portugal from London to Zurich on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct flight with easyJet or British Airways.

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

Omio customers who travel from London to Zurich often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Milan or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Zurich and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from London to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $268 (€245) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $885 (€810) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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