How to get from Zurich to London

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

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Travel Information to London from Zurich

distanceDistance482 miles (777 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £246 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSas Airways

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 482 miles (777 km) to London from Zurich. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Sas Airways among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Zurich to London.

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.

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

Can I enter United Kingdom if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 03/07/2022; 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 to London from Zurich.

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from United Kingdom is: Fully open.

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

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from London?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 02/07/2022. 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 Zurich from London here.

There are 4 ways to get from Zurich to London: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to London, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A ferry is generally £15 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £15 from Zurich to London.

A ferry is £246 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Zurich to London costing on average £246.

A ferry is £4 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Zurich to London costing on average £4.

The quickest way to travel from Zurich to London is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 26 h 5 min.

In comparison, travelling by ferry can take you on average NaN h NaN min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 41 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to London is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Zurich and London as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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.
  • Most travellers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in London Victoria.

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 companies for you:

  • Travel with Sas Airways to go to London by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Sas Airways Zurich to London tickets on Omio for £246.

Yes, there are direct services available to London from Zurich with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights with easyJet, Swiss or tab.

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.

Omio customers who travel from Zurich to London often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

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 coach ticket is on average £15 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £246 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £1 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £4 one way on average.

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.

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