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London to Brig by train
Fastest journey9hr 1m
Trains per day20
Avg. journey time15hr 57m
Travelling from London to Brig by train
Fast trains from London to Brig take around 9 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 827 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Brig.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Brig?
Journeys between London and Brig usually involve 2 changes of train.
We usually find around 21 departures on the route from London to Brig every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Brig?
The London to Brig train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Brig train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Brig is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:31. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:31.
What's the London to Brig train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Brig are $294.22.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $296 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $294. 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 Brig 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 Brig by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Brig?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Brig, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Other journeys to Brig View all journeys to Brig
Eurostar, TGV Lyria & InterRegio
The journey by train from London to Brig in Switzerland’s Valais canton 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 Brig.
This route via Paris and Lausanne is the one taken by most travellers but there are additional options via either Geneva or Basel. They will not necessarily save you any time, but they are useful at times when there a gap in the timetable on the more normal route.
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 Brig
Swiss InterRegio trains run every half hour from Lausanne to Brig, making seven to ten stops along the way. The journey takes about 1 hr 45 mins. There are also five EuroCity trains each day on this route, each making just two stops en route and taking just 85 minutes for the 146-km journey from Lausanne to Brig.
Leaving Lausanne, the railway skirts the beautiful Lavaux wine-growing region. Just after leaving Montreux there is a fine view of the fortress of Château de Chillon. The route then follows the Rhône Valley upstream through vineyards and orchards to Brig 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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