Whether you’re on holiday and moving on to your next destination or simply heading home, take the train from Zurich to London. It may not be the first mode of transport that comes to mind but travelling by train to London from Zurich means you can forget about airport transfers, traffic jams or anything else that would cause you stress.
There’s no direct train from Zurich to London, but no worries – you can take the TGV Lyria to Paris and have your Parisian city break (with plenty of pains au chocolat involved) before heading to London on a sleek Eurostar train.
Want to travel in style? Choose Business Premier (Eurostar’s First Class) and enjoy the best of gourmet cooking, including a continuous supply of snacks, juices and champagne. Once you arrive into London, take in the iconic sights of Buckingham Palace, the London Eye or Tower Bridge and enjoy the beautiful parks dotting the city.
Need a bit more to be convinced? Scroll down for more information about the journey from Zurich to London.
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 Zurich Hb to London 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 Zurich Hb and London is 11 hours and 47 minutes, with around 13 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 Zurich Hb to London is 8 hours and 59 minutes.
Train tickets from Zurich Hb to London can start from as little as €86 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 Zurich Hb to London. Travelling from Zurich Hb to London by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Zurich Hb to London leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zurich Hb to London leaves at 21:08. 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 Zurich Hb to London cover a distance of around 480 miles (773 km) during the journey.