The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Hamburg to Zurich will cost around £ 102 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 49.
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7 h 36 m
9 h 33 m
Trains per day
Of the 24 trains that leave Hamburg for Zurich every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 698 km distance in an average of 9 h 33 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 7 h 36 m .
The slowest trains will take 13 h 36 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||433 miles (698 km)|
|Average train duration||10 h 15 min|
|Average train ticket price||£31 (€35)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet|
Trains from Hamburg to Zurich cover the 433 miles (698 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £31. Travellers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
For as little as £17 you can travel by train between Hamburg and Zurich with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Hamburg to Zurich in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your trip from Hamburg to Zurich on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Hamburg and Zurich is 433 miles (698 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Hamburg and Zurich start at £17.
Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.
Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Operator ticket policies for COVID
Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Hamburg and Zurich as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Hamburg is: Partially open
Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the entry requirements?
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last verified on 19/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Zurich to Hamburg train here.
When taking the train from Hamburg to Zurich, you can choose to depart from train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. Your journey can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Hamburg Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Hamburg. The most popular arrival train station in Zurich, called Zürich HB, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.
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