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Travel from London to Switzerland by coach

It's easy and cheap to travel from London to Basel, Geneva or Zurich by coach. Connections to Switzerland are offered by Eurolines, the largest and best known European coach operator. Between the UK and Switzerland, you can travel by Eurolines up to 5 times a week. These connections are indirect, so if you plan to travel to Basel or Zurich, you will have to change coach in Brussels, while the journey to Geneva requires connecting in Paris. Travel with the Eurolines’ Flexible fares starting at £56, - to Switzerland, for example, from London to Geneva in under 18 hours. If you’re travelling from outside London, National Express & Eurolines have a special rate connection fare on National Express services for just £15 single or return from any National Express departure point. Part of the journey to Switzerland is in the best coaches called Eurolines Plus - there are power points for mobiles and laptops. You can also enjoy extra leg room, free Wi-Fi and watch DVDs. The cheapest way to travel to Switzerland is definitely the coach. If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach in Europe can offer some amazing cost savings.
Whilst offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat.

Additional information is available from Eurolines directly.

Discover Switzerland

Switzerland offers with its stunning mountain scenery, lively cities and diverse culture for every travel occasion varied experience and recreational activities. The mountains in the Swiss Alps, snow and ideal areas for winter sports. Among the 48 over 4,000 m high mountains are probably the Matterhorn and the Dufour peak, the most famous peaks. Even in summer, the country with its beautiful scenery, numerous lakes, and towns such as Basel and Zurich always worth a visit. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications

Useful links to coach timetables & fares

How to buy tickets & some helpful information


The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.

Eurolines operators

Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.

Eurolines & National Express in one booking

National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.

Trains & airlines from the UK to Switzerland

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the London to Switzerland or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Switzerland are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.


To Switzerland by coach, see current international timetables & fares

London to Basel and Zurych

Departing Coach times valid until 31/03/2017 Returning
140/472 165/472 Eurolines service number 472/167 472/141 169/140
M,W,Fr W,Fr Days of operation T,Th,Su Th
Th,Su
- -
Period(s) of operation 1
-
-

Eurolines coach stops
10:00 14:30 Dep. LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 15:30 18:30 20:15
TRAIN TRAIN CHANNEL CROSSING BY
FERRY TRAIN TRAIN
17:30 © 22:30 ©
Arr. BRUSSELS, Interchange only
Dep. 8:00 11:50* 8:00
23:00 23:00 Dep. BRUSSELS, Interchange only Arr. © 6:45 © 7:45* © 6:45
8:15 8:15 Arr. BASEL, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse, Rail SSB
Dep. 21:15 21:15 21:15
9:30 9:30 Arr. ZURICH, Car Park, Sihlquai, Limmatstrasse Dep. 20:00 20:00 20:00
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M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
1 = Operates 20/12 to 1/1
* = The interchange takes place in Antwerp
© = You’ll need to change coach in Brussels

Standard fares:

Amendable, refundable, available up to the day of travel.

London and Folkestone to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
BASEL
£70 £124 £70 £121 £52 £99 UK to Switzerland
ZURICH £72 £127 £72 £128 £57 £102 Switzerland to UK

Flexible fares:

Amendable and Refundable. Available up to two days before departure.

London and Folkestone to: Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
BASEL £74 £120 £64 £125 £54 £93 UK to Switzerland
ZURICH £76 £123 £76 £124 £55 £99 Switzerland to UK

Important:

During peak times all passengers travelling to Switzerland must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £5 (single) or £8 (return).

Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.

London to Geneva

Departing Coach times valid until 31/03/2017 Returning
123/150 123/150 120/150 Eurolines service number 150/120
T,Th Su
T,Th Days of operation T,Th,Su
2
-
- Pariod(s) of operation -
Eurolines coach stops
10:30 10:30 8:00 Dep. LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 15:45
- - 9:40 Dep. FOLKESTONE, Stop 24 Service Aera Arr. 13:40
12:25 12:25 - Dep. DOVER, Eastern Docks Arr. 20:10*
FERRY FERRY TRAIN CHANNEL CROSSING BY
TRAIN
20:15©
20:15© 17:00© Arr. PARIS, Interchange only
Dep. 8:30
22:45 22:45 22:45 Dep. PARIS, Interchange only Arr. ©7:00
8:30
8:30
8:30 Arr. GENEVA, Gare Routiere, Place Dociere
Dep. 20:45
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M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
2 = Operates 20/12 to 5/1
* = You will have to travel to London first
© = You’ll need to change coach in Paris

Standard fares:

Amendable and refundable

London and Dover to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return UK to Switzerland
GENEVA
£70 £121 £70 £121 £59 £101 Switzerland to UK

Flexible fares:

Amendable and Refundable. Available up to two days before departure.

London and Dover to:
Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return UK to Switzerland
GENEVA £74 £125 £74 £125 £63 £105 Switzerland to UK

Important:

During peak times all passengers travelling to Switzerland must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices of £5 (single) or £8 (return).

Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.

How to buy tickets online for travel from Britain to Switzerland?

To purchase tickets online you can do it using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines UK or National Express websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Eurolines route between London and Switzerland is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. 
Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the Eurolines office in Zurich: (+41) 43 444 6520 or Geneva: (+41) 22 716 9110.

There are several simple ways:

  • For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
  • To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.

Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:

  1. e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
  2. by collection: in one of the National Express office,
  3. by post: allow 7 working days.

Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.

Bookings via nationalexpress.com & eurolines.co.uk

Use this form to book direct with www.eurolines.co.uk & www.nationalexpress.com - all the cheap fares shown. Victoria Coach Station (or central) is Eurolines's London station.

Travelling to Europe from outside London

National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. 
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The journey from London to Switzerland by Eurolines

Transport from London to Switzerland is partially carried out with traditional Eurolines’ coaches and with modernized Eurolines Plus coaches. All Eurolines’ coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard.
 Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. 
Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. 
Eurolines coach services to Switzerland depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations.
The central bus station in Geneva - Gare Routiere, located at Place Dorciere is the primary departure point for destinations within and outside of Switzerland. Eurolines services stop at Meret Oppenheim Strasse in Basel, it’s Basel’s SSB rail station.
The international bus station in Zurich is 50m north on Sihlquai.
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The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.


  • Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
  • Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
  • Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
  • Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
  • When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
  • Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
  • If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.

Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station

You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. 
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Check-In in Switzerland

Check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal

Sea crossings

This route involves a sea crossing which, depending on which service you are on, will either by Eurotunnel or by ferry (check timetables for specific information). On arrival at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal customers will be required to disembark from the coach and pass through both UK and destination country Border Control offices and show their Passports. Normally customers are not required to be accompanied by their luggage, however occasionally Border Control officials do require customers to take their own luggage with them.

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Refreshment stops

Refreshment stops are taken periodically throughout the journey providing the opportunity for refreshment and shipping services used by Eurolines provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities.

Carriage of luggage

All Eurolines customers must label their luggage which will be loaded into the hold of the coach and will normally remain there until arrival at the destination or interchange point. The Coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat.
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Are you looking for a budget hotel or hostel in Europe?

On our  Accommodation page you can book a hotel room or place in a hostel. This is the online hotel reservation system, easy to use. With this tool you can choose from thousands of hotel offered all over the world. You also save time and money because you do not pay intermediaries.

Travel insurance

The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and medical treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.

Currency

The official currency in Switzeland is the Swiss Franc. Do you want to exchange currency? Currency Exchange online.

If you're going on holiday, a prepaid currency card is a great item to have in your wallet. Here, we take a closer look at prepaid card option from My Travel Cash. There are a lots of great reasons why using a one of MyTravelCashs’ currency cards. They've found that different types of travellers use their products for different reasons, so, they've created special tailored products, for exapmle: Euro Currency Card, US Dollar Currency Card and Multi-Currency Card.
However, if you think that the traditional exchange of currency is a better option for you, then use the home delivery service offered by Post Office Travel Money. It’s a convenient and fantastic value option.
Post Office Travel Money has been awarded Best Foreign Exchange Provider for the last 3 years running by the British Travel Awards.  You can order online and get currency or Travellers’ Cheques delivered to your front door or pick up from one of 12,000 local Post Office branches.

Visit My Travel Cash and Post Office Travel Money websites and choose most convenient option.

Car Rental

If you need a car abroad, please use the information provided on Rent a car page. There you can rent a car online with proven rental agency located throughout Europe. You will save money because you do not have to pay commission to the agent. Car hire online