How to travel from Zurich to London

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from Zurich to London

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

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To get from Zurich to London on Sep 26 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:25AMZurich Airport1h50 11:15AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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09:30PMZurich Airport1h40 10:10PMLondon Gatwick Airport
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10:05AMZurich Airport1h50 10:55AMLondon Luton Airport
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03:00PMZurich Airport4h50 06:50PMLondon Heathrow Airport
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08:35PMZurich Airport12h45 08:20AMLondon Gatwick Airport
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How to travel to Zurich from London?

The best way to travel to Zurich from London is by flying, and several airlines offer flights from a variety of the main London airports. Zurich is a popular destination from London, and there are nearly 50 flights on every day of the week. Journey times do vary, as not all flights are direct. The quickest flights take about 90 minutes.  

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Zurich?

The cheapest way to travel to Zurich from London is by booking flights in advance. The Omio website is the perfect online platform for comparing prices for all flights to Zurich, enabling all users to benefit from cheap, direct journeys, at times that are convenient for them. Swiss and easyJet are two of the cheapest operators, and both airlines provide direct flights to Zurich departing from a variety of local airports, including London Luton, London Heathrow, and London City. 

What is the fastest way to travel to Zurich from London?

The fastest way to travel to Zurich from London is by flying. Most of the London airports have flights to Zurich, although they are not all direct. Direct flights take from 90 minutes, up to 115 minutes, and indirect flights will be far longer due to time spent waiting to switch planes. Of course, it's also important to factor in the time needed to travel to the airport and to check-in, before working out exactly how long the flight from London to Zurich actually takes. Most airlines stipulate the amount of time passengers need to allow for check-in and border control, but a rule of thumb would be to arrive at the airport at least two hours before the scheduled flight departure. But remember, always check with your airline before planning your trip to the airport. 

Find and book with Omio the best tickets to Zurich from London

It's easy to compare all the different ways to travel to Zurich from London using the Omio platform. Booking in advance is one of the best ways to find the cheapest flights, particularly for passengers prepared to be more flexible about departure times as evening or early morning flights are often more affordable. Omio checks through all relevant airlines to find the best deal for you.

 Travel to Zurich from London by plane

A number of popular airlines provide flights from London to Zurich, including easyJet, Swiss, British Airways, and Sun Air of Scandinavia. EuroWings and Air France offer indirect flights, requiring at least one change. There are 178 flights from London to Zurich each week, and five operators provide direct services. Direct flights are available from four of the popular London airports. It's almost 500 miles from London to Zurich, and all flights arrive at Zurich Airport Terminal 2. The airport is just over 7 miles from the city center, and the quickest way to get into Zurich is by train from Zurich Airport Railway Station. Trains from the airport to Zurich take just 15 minutes, and other public transport options include bus or tram from stops located outside the front of Zurich Airport. There is also a taxi rank just outside the airport terminal. The four departure airports for travel from Zurich to London are London City, Luton, Heathrow, and Gatwick. Flights from Luton and Gatwick are provided by easyJet, while BA and Swiss operate from Heathrow and London City. All London airports are easy to reach from the center of London, and from regional destinations. The Heathrow Express train whisks passengers from Paddington Station direct to the airport terminals in 15 minutes, while DLR trains ensure journeys from central London to London City Airport only take about 22 minutes. Speedy trains from central London to Luton Airport can take 24 minutes, but a shuttle bus to the airport adds 10 more minutes to trip times. Trains to Gatwick Airport take about 30 minutes and operate every 15 minutes.  All trains from Victoria to Gatwick Airport are non-stop.  It's worth booking your ticket in advance. Often, with UK rail operators, if you book a seat at a specific time you can grab a ticket for a greatly reduced price. 

How to get from Zürich to London

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Zürich to London, 100,00% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Zürich to London, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to London

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

Is international entry into London from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to London, United Kingdom from Zurich?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 9/24/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Zurich and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from United Kingdom is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Zurich from London restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, 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 9/18/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from London closer to your date of departure here.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to London? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to London usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels from London, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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