A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Linz to London

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
12h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from Linz to London by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Zürich and Paris on the way.

Planning a trip in the opposite direction? See the London to Linz page.

Day 1

Linz Austria
Zürich Switzerland
Zürich

Spend 1 night in Zürich

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Zürich train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Zürich Switzerland
Paris France
Paris

Grab a quick bite while switching 
train stations in Paris.

Paris France
London United Kingdom
London

Arrive at your final destination, London.

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Leaving from Linz Austria
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Good to know when traveling from Linz to London

Seat reservations

Some routes and train operators require that you have a seat reservation with your ticket. If you don't see an option for adding seat reservation while booking, seat reservations are not possible. We always recommend adding a seat reservation if possible, to not risk having to travel standing up. That's not very cozy.

Seat preference

With most tickets comes an opportunity to choose where on the train you'd prefer to sit, where the two most common options are Window and Aisle. Unfortunately, we can't promise that you are able to get a seat according to preference, as it depends entirely on how many free seats there are left on the train. We hope to be able to present a more comprehensive way of choosing seats in the near future, with options such as quiet section and animals allowed.

Onboard catering & food

Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers. Always bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of emergency.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. All Aboard advise you not to consume any food and drinks that are not necessary. If possible - eat and drink when changing trains.

Is there wifi on the train?

There are few things as nice as watching a movie, listening to a good podcast or getting some work done on the train, and fortunately most long distance trains in Europe today offer free wifi onboard. Eurostar, Renfe, SNCF and Deutsche Bahn let you get access to wifi on the majority of their trains. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know if wifi is available is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

For EU residents

Should the wifi connection let you down, as an EU resident, you still have the luxury to take advantage of free roaming in all EU countries, just remember to turn on roaming in your phone's settings. If you are an EU resident traveling through a non-EU country such as Switzerland, the UK, or Norway, it could be a good idea to bring a 4G dongle in your bag, and switch off roaming to avoid hefty bills.