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Overview: Train from London to Basel

distanceDistance438 miles (707 km)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day

Trains from London to Basel cover the 438 miles (707 km) long route taking on average 9 h 16 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Basel SBB.

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between London and Basel?

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

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

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

The information above was last checked on 20/01/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Basel from London before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to United Kingdom from Basel, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Basel to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Switzerland?

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

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last verified on 27/01/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Basel to London train here.

What is the distance between London and Basel by train?

You should expect to travel around 438 miles (707 km)  from London to Basel by train.

How long is the train between London and Basel?

The train time from London to Basel is on average 9 h 16 min  for the 438 miles (707 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from London to Basel by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

Which train station in London goes to Basel? Which train station do I come into Basel from London?

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

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

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Basel train station located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Basel most often arrive at Basel SBB and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from this train station to the city centre.

How many trains per day are there from London to Basel?

On average, there are 3 trains a day from London to Basel. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Basel.
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Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139