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Travel Information to London from Zurich

distanceDistance482 miles (777 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £89 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

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

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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 centre, 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 centre 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. 

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to London

Travel 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 Zurich to London.

Am I allowed to travel from Zurich, Switzerland to London, United Kingdom?

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

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Switzerland?

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

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

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 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 measures do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom due to the pandemic?

All travellers in United Kingdom must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 22/01/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Zurich to London.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Switzerland from London, United Kingdom?

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

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

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

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

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 20/01/2022. 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 Zurich from London.

What are my travel options from Zurich to London?

Travel Zurich to London by flight.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to London?

Travelling by flight is also the quickest way from Zurich to London. It takes on average 1 h 40 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance from Zurich to London?

London is approximately 482 miles (777 km) away from Zurich.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Zurich Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Who can get me from Zurich to London?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Zurich and London:

  • You can go to London from Zurich by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £89 with easyJet from Zurich to London on Omio.

Can I travel directly to London from Zurich?

Yes, there is a direct service from Zurich to London:

  • You can check for a direct flight to London with easyJet, Swiss or tab.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Where should I go next after I travel to London from Zurich?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy tickets from Zurich to London online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Zurich and London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost £89 one way on average.

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