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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 24 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50Zurich Airport8h35 16:25London Heathrow Airport
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08:50Zurich Airport8h35 16:25London Heathrow Airport
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20:55Zurich Airport1h45 21:40London Heathrow Airport
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07:05Zurich Airport1h50 07:55London Heathrow Airport
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Travel Information from Zurich to London

distanceDistance482 miles (777 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £59 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet

Travel 482 miles (777 km) by flight between Zurich and London. EasyJet is the main travel provider operating this route. 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

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

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

Can travellers from Switzerland enter United Kingdom?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to London from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 22/09/2021. 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 London from Zurich.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, Switzerland from London, United Kingdom?

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

Is my journey back to Zurich from London restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open 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:

  • 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)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 20/09/2021. 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.

How do I travel to London from Zurich?

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

What is the fastest way to London from Zurich?

Going by flight is the quickest way from Zurich to London with an average travel time of 1 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Zurich to London?

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

When going from Zurich to London, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in London?

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Zurich Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
Who can get me from Zurich to London?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with easyJet for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for easyJet Zurich to London tickets on Omio for £59.
Can I travel directly from Zurich to London?

Yes, there is a direct route available between Zurich and London:

  • You can book a direct flight with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to London from Zurich.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to London from Zurich ends?
Your journey from Zurich to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Zurich to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to London from Zurich online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Zurich to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is £59 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zurich to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zürich HB