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Taking the train from St-Gallen to London in 9 hours 2 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from St-Gallen to London? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 11 hours 58 minutes to travel the 819 km from St-Gallen to London by train, although you can get there in as little as 9 hours 2 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 16 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Eurostar, TGV or Thalys. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from St-Gallen to London start from $149.28 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to London? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

St-Gallen to London by train

It takes an average of 11h 58m to travel from St-Gallen to London by train, over a distance of around 509 miles (819 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from St-Gallen to London and tickets for this journey start from $149.28 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 9h 2m
PriceFrom $149.28
Distance509 miles (819 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train06:28
Last train23:37
Departure stationSt-Gallen
Arrival stationLondon
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsTGV Lyria, SNCF, Eurostar, SBB CFF FFS, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, Union Ivkoni (Bus), BlaBlaCar Bus, Regiojet, Thalys, Traveleuro

St-Gallen to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from St-Gallen to London for Tuesday Sep 27th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:37 17:30 9h 53m, 4 changes
09:07 18:57 9h 50m, 4 changes
09:07 21:30 12h 23m, 2 changes
09:17 18:57 9h 40m, 7 changes
11:07 20:30 9h 23m, 4 changes
12:07 21:30 9h 23m, 4 changes
13:07 22:30 9h 23m, 2 changes
15:28 09:00 17h 32m, 2 changes
18:29 09:57 15h 28m, 5 changes
19:07 09:57 14h 50m, 6 changes

TGV Lyria, SNCF, Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn trains from St-Gallen to London

You can travel from St-Gallen to London on TGV Lyria, SNCF, Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Cheap train tickets from St-Gallen to London

The price of train tickets from St-Gallen to London starts at $149.28 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from St-Gallen to London by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for St-Gallen to London

Want to know more about your journey from St-Gallen to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from St-Gallen to London take?

The average journey time by train between St-Gallen and London is 11 hours and 58 minutes, with around 16 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between St-Gallen and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from St-Gallen to London is 9 hours and 2 minutes.

How much does the train from St-Gallen to London cost?

Train tickets from St-Gallen to London can start from as little as $149.28 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from St-Gallen to London?

No, there are no direct train services from St-Gallen to London. Travelling from St-Gallen to London by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from St-Gallen to London leave?

The first train from St-Gallen to London leaves at 06:28. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from St-Gallen to London leave?

The last train from St-Gallen to London leaves at 23:37. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between St-Gallen and London by train?

Trains travelling from St-Gallen to London cover a distance of around 509 miles (819 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to St-Gallen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for St-Gallen to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/15/2022 for travel on 06/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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