For business or leisure, travelling from London to Zurich by train is growing in popularity. Hop on the Eurostar train in London (with more generous baggage allowances and quicker check-in times than airports) to start your journey, changing at Paris before arriving into the heart of Zurich.
Once you arrive into Zurich Hb station, its central location means you’ll be enjoying melted raclette cheese in a charming Swiss restaurant in no time. Or why not pop into the Swiss National Museum, located right next to the station.
Ready to book? Read on for train times, ticket prices and FAQs below.
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 London to Zurich Hb by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between London and Zurich Hb is 10 hours and 26 minutes, with around 9 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Zurich Hb is 8 hours and 28 minutes.
Train tickets from London to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €81 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.
No, there are no direct train services from London to Zurich Hb. Travelling from London to Zurich Hb by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from London to Zurich Hb leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Zurich Hb leaves at 21:02. 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.
Trains travelling from London to Zurich Hb cover a distance of around 480 miles (773 km) during the journey.