The cheapest trains from Hamburg to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Cheapest

£49

Average

£102

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.

Cheapest
20:50Hamburg Hbf11h36 08:26Zürich HB
1 changes
£491One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:01Hamburg Hbf11h25 07:26Zürich HB
2 changes
£631One-way
04:37Hamburg Hbf10h15 14:52Zürich HB
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£721One-way
06:46Hamburg Hbf10h14 17:00Zürich HB
0 changes
£721One-way
06:46Hamburg Hbf10h06 16:52Zürich HB
1 changes
£721One-way

Timetable Hamburg to Zurich

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thu, 21 Oct
03:20Hamburg Hbf8h40 12:00Zürich HB
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03:20Hamburg Hbf10h03 13:23Zürich HB
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04:37Hamburg Hbf10h15 14:52Zürich HB
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06:18Hamburg Hbf7h42 14:00Zürich HB
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06:46Hamburg Hbf10h14 17:00Zürich HB
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06:46Hamburg Hbf10h06 16:52Zürich HB
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07:30Hamburg Hbf9h53 17:23Zürich HB
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08:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 16:00Zürich HB
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08:28Hamburg Hbf8h32 17:00Zürich HB
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10:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 18:00Zürich HB
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10:28Hamburg Hbf8h32 19:00Zürich HB
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12:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 20:00Zürich HB
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12:28Hamburg Hbf8h32 21:00Zürich HB
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14:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 22:00Zürich HB
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16:24Hamburg Hbf8h00 00:24Zürich HB
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16:28Hamburg Hbf8h56 01:24Zürich HB
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16:28Hamburg Hbf8h38 01:06Zürich HB
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17:24Hamburg Hbf13h36 07:00Zürich HB
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19:46Hamburg Hbf11h40 07:26Zürich HB
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20:01Hamburg Hbf11h25 07:26Zürich HB
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20:50Hamburg Hbf11h36 08:26Zürich HB
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22:13Hamburg Landwehr10h52 09:05Zürich HB
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22:28Hamburg Hbf10h37 09:05Zürich HB
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22:46Hamburg Hbf11h14 10:00Zürich HB
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Wed
20 Oct
£72Deutsche Bahn
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£192Air France
Thu
21 Oct
£49Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£166HOP!
Fri
22 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£154Eurowings
Sat
23 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£161Swiss
Sun
24 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£161Swiss
Mon
25 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£19Flixbus
£110Eurowings
Tue
26 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£128Eurowings
Wed
27 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£110Eurowings
Thu
28 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£110Eurowings
Fri
29 Oct
£48Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£110Eurowings
Sat
30 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£76Swiss
Sun
31 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£129KLM
Mon
1 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£42Flixbus
£154Eurowings
Tue
2 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£75Eurowings
Wed
3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£57Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£33Flixbus
£75Eurowings
Fri
5 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£75Eurowings
Sat
6 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
£31Flixbus
£76Swiss
Sun
7 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£115KLM
Mon
8 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£19Flixbus
£75Eurowings
Tue
9 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£57Eurowings

The fastest trains from Hamburg to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 21 Oct

Fastest Journey

7 h 36 m

Average

9 h 33 m

Trains per day

24

Distance

698 km

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.

Fastest
14:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 22:00Zürich HB
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£1071One-way
Fastest
12:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 20:00Zürich HB
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£1071One-way
Fastest
10:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 18:00Zürich HB
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£1211One-way
Fastest
08:24Hamburg Hbf7h36 16:00Zürich HB
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£1071One-way
2nd Fastest
06:18Hamburg Hbf7h42 14:00Zürich HB
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£1071One-way

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Train Information from Hamburg to Zurich

distanceDistance433 miles (698 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£31 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche 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.

Train companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Zurich

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

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

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Hamburg to Zurich
Travel by train to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Hamburg to Zurich.
FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between Hamburg and Zurich?

Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

All travellers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Hamburg, Germany from Zurich, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Hamburg is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Zurich?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

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.

How much do cheap trains to Zurich from Hamburg cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Hamburg to Zurich to cost as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Hamburg to Zurich cost on average?
The Hamburg to Zurich train ticket price is on average £31  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is it from Hamburg to Zurich by train?
You should expect to travel around 433 miles (698 km)  to Zurich from Hamburg by train.
How many hours does it take from Hamburg to Zurich by train?
On average the train from Hamburg to Zurich duration is 10 h 15 min  for the 433 miles (698 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Hamburg to Zurich, which train station in Hamburg do I depart from and which train station in Zurich do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the train station in Hamburg? Where is the train station in Zurich?

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.

Which train companies should I travel with from Hamburg to Zurich?
For the best Hamburg to Zurich train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | Nightjet. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Zurich from Hamburg to compare what amenities they may offer.
Can I book a direct train from Hamburg to Zurich?
Yes, there are 5 direct trains to Zurich from Hamburg per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
How many trains are there to Zurich from Hamburg a day?
The average number of trains departing Hamburg for Zurich is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Hamburg to Zurich? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Hamburg to Zurich leaves at 05: 30. The last train departing from Hamburg to Zurich leaves at 21: 46. You can find the latest Hamburg to Zurich train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between Hamburg and Zurich to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Zurich from Hamburg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £31 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Hamburg to Zurich a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Zurich
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Hamburg for your journey to Zurich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4