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London to Visp by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $159.05
  2. 30 day advance $306.02
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    20:01
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 53m
  • Distance
    824 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    18
  • Avg. journey time
    11hr 29m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Visp by train

Fast trains from London to Visp take around 8 hours and 53 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 824 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Visp.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Visp?

Journeys between London and Visp usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from London to Visp every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from London to Visp?

The London to Visp train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 53 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the London to Visp train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Visp is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:31.

What's the London to Visp train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Visp are $159.05.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $306 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $304. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book London to Visp train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Visp by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Visp?

More than one train company operates on the route from London to Visp, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurostar
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Lyria
  • Regional-Express
  • TGV
  • Thello
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Visp to London by train

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Eurostar, TGV Lyria & InterRegio

It is easy to travel by train from London to Visp – the nearest main-line station to the Saas-Fee and Zermatt winter sports resorts in Switzerland’s Valais canton. The journey starts with a high-speed run on Eurostar from London to Paris. It is necessary to change stations in the French capital for the onward TGV Lyria service to Lausanne in Switzerland. In Lausanne, you transfer onto a Swiss InterRegio train for the final leg on to Visp.

This route is the one taken by most travellers but there are other options. There are alternative routes from Paris to Visp via either Basel or Geneva, both giving a broadly similar travel time to the route via Lausanne. The itineraries via Basel or Geneva are useful at times when there a gap in the timetable on the more normal route via Paris and Lausanne.

London to Paris

The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

Paris to Lausanne

Comfortable TGV Lyria trains serve the 480-km Paris to Lausanne route. These trains depart from the Gare de Lyon in the French capital and terminate at the main station in Lausanne, from where it is just five minutes on the Metro to either the city centre or down to the shores of Lake Geneva.

The journey starts with a high-speed dash to Dijon. The train then traverses increasingly hilly country on its way through the Jura to the Swiss border. Once in Switzerland, it takes just 35 minutes to reach Lausanne. There are normally four trains each day on this route, and the journey time is 3 hrs 40 mins. An extra train on certain days takes a completely different route, running via Mâcon and Geneva. It takes over four hours.

Lausanne to Visp

Swiss InterRegio trains run every half hour from Lausanne to Visp. The journey takes 90 to 100 minutes with trains making six to nine stops along the way. Leaving Lausanne, the railway skirts the beautiful Lavaux wine-growing region. Look out for great views across the lake to the Alps beyond. Just after leaving Montreux you’ll see the fortress of Château de Chillon. The route then follows the Rhône Valley upstream through vineyards and orchards to Visp with brilliant views on both sides of the train: the Pennine Alps to the south and the Bernese Oberland to the north.

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