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Overview: Train from Basel to London

distanceDistance438 miles (707 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Basel to London cover the 438 miles (707 km) long trip taking on average 11 h 45 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in London Victoria.

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Trains from Basel to London
Travel by train 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.
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Basel and London?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and London, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

When travelling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 07/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Basel to London before travelling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Basel, Switzerland from London, United Kingdom?

Return travel from United Kingdom to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Basel from London?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from London?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Tests performed on days 4 and 7 of quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last checked on 29/11/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Basel from London.

How far is it from Basel to London by train?
The Basel to London train distance is approximately 438 miles (707 km).
How long is the train journey to London from Basel?
On average the Basel to London train time is 11 h 45 min  covering the 438 miles (707 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Basel to London train leave from? Which London train station do I come into from Basel?

When taking a train from Basel, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When you arrive in London, your train can arrive in train stations including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Basel SBB   to London Victoria.

Where is the departure train station in Basel located? Where is the arrival train station in London located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Basel SBB, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre of Basel. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from its city centre.

How many trains per day are there to London from Basel?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Basel to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your journey to London.