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from London to Zurich

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Zurich on 28 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:05London Gatwick Airport1h50 20:55Zurich Airport
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£881One-way
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18:05London Gatwick Airport1h50 20:55Zurich Airport
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£881One-way
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16:05London City Airport1h35 18:40Zurich Airport
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£1761One-way
17:35London Heathrow Airport4h05 22:40Zurich Airport
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£2191One-way
17:50London Heathrow Airport1h35 20:25Zurich Airport
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£2651One-way

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Thu
28 Oct
£80easyJet
Fri
29 Oct
£79easyJet
Sat
30 Oct
£158Swiss
Sun
31 Oct
£55easyJet
Mon
1 Nov
£50easyJet
Tue
2 Nov
£97BA Cityflyer
Wed
3 Nov
£103BA Cityflyer
Thu
4 Nov
£54easyJet
Fri
5 Nov
£48easyJet
Sat
6 Nov
£127Swiss
Sun
7 Nov
£45easyJet
Mon
8 Nov
£38easyJet
Tue
9 Nov
£74BA Cityflyer
Wed
10 Nov
£71British Airways
Thu
11 Nov
£44easyJet
Fri
12 Nov
£35easyJet
Sat
13 Nov
£83Swiss
Sun
14 Nov
£34easyJet
Mon
15 Nov
£111Air France
Tue
16 Nov
£81BA Cityflyer

Travel Information to Zurich from London

distanceDistance482 miles (777 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £112 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

Travel 482 miles (777 km) by flight from London to Zurich. EasyJet is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct 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 centres 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.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling to Zurich from London?

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

Can travellers 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in 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)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 23/10/2021. 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 trip to Zurich from London.

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?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

The information above was last checked on 26/10/2021. 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.

What are my travel options from London to Zurich?

Your travel option from London to Zurich includes taking a flight.

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

Going by flight is the quickest way from London to Zurich with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

How many miles are between London and Zurich

The London to Zurich distance is approximately 482 miles (777 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Zurich?

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

  • Most travellers who purchase a plane ticket from London to Zurich depart from London Heathrow Airport to Zurich Airport.
Which travel operators 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:

  • EasyJet can get you to Zurich by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from London to Zurich for £112 on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from London to Zurich ends?
Many of our customers travelling from London to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your London and Zurich trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase 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 buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average £112 one way.

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