How to take a thrilling high speed rail journey from London to Zurich

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London to Zürich / Zurich by train

There are two journey options for a taking a train from London to Zurich:

1: The usual most obvious route to take if you will be booking tickets is to travel via Paris on a combination of Eurostar and Lyria trains.

  1. The other option involves making connections in Brussels and Frankfurt (Main).
    This route avoid the needs to make a transfer between railway stations across Paris, but SMTJ doesn't ordinarily recommend it, because it involves making a connection at Midi/Zuid station in Brussels of only 20 mins.
    Though if you will be travelling with a Eurail or InterRail pass it is worth taking the chance.
    It will save money because rail pass users don't have to make reservations on the combination of required ICE trains between Brussels and Zurich
    In contrast the rail pass reservation fees on the Lyria services from Paris are some of the most expensive charged to pass users.

Routes you can take to go from London to Zürich / Zurich

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Via stations: Paris Gare Du Nord/Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon/Paris Lyon

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