Thinking of taking a train from Zurich to London instead of flying from Zurich - can anyone share with me in US Dollars how much that would be for three adults and which would be the most inexpensive way to do that? Figure it would involve multiple trains. We would like to spend a day in London before flying home after Christmas.
www.seat61.com www.bahn.com These are the basic resources for train travel. www.skyscanner.com www.whichbudget.com These sites may show more of the no-frills airlines in Europe, but the usual airline search sites are useful too. If you do the research yourself you will be much better equipped to handle the actual travel.
The time spent on the move is clearly less by plane than by train. The prep time (going to the airport, clearing security, boarding and deplaning, retrieving luggage, and so on) must be considered, however. Trains tend to depart and arrive close to the centre of cities and in general are a calmer experience.
Yes, it's possible. And the Man in Seat 61 has ALL the details (link here). EDIT: cross-posting with Southam.
It only involves two trains: -Zurich to Paris (Gare de Lyon station) via the TGV high-speed (journey time 4 hours) -Paris (Nord Station) to London via the Chunnel train, journey time two hours. The only hiccup is that you have to use different stations in Paris. You can check schedules for the entire journey at the Swiss Rail site, rail.ch