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Sat
16 Oct
£81Deutsche Bahn
£58Flixbus
£369KLM
Sun
17 Oct
£63Deutsche Bahn
£48Flixbus
£198Eurowings
Mon
18 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£42Flixbus
£137Eurowings
Tue
19 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£119Eurowings
Wed
20 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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£128Eurowings
Thu
21 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£71Eurowings
Fri
22 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£84Eurowings
Sat
23 Oct
£48Deutsche Bahn
£35Flixbus
£183KLM
Sun
24 Oct
£51Deutsche Bahn
£40Flixbus
£128Eurowings
Mon
25 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
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Tue
26 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£33Flixbus
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27 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
28 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
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Fri
29 Oct
£49Deutsche Bahn
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£128Eurowings
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30 Oct
£27Deutsche Bahn with connection
£35Flixbus
£119Eurowings
Sun
31 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£42Flixbus
£101Eurowings
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1 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
£47Flixbus
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2 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
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£71Eurowings
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3 Nov
£17Deutsche Bahn
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4 Nov
£23Deutsche Bahn
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5 Nov
£26Deutsche Bahn
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Train Information from Zurich to Hamburg

distanceDistance433 miles (698 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£37 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Zurich to Hamburg cover the 433 miles (698 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 8 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £37, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £17. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn between Zurich and Hamburg

Travel from Zurich to Hamburg from £17 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Find your perfect journey between Zurich and Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Zurich and Hamburg and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance between Zurich and Hamburg by DB is 433 miles (698 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Zurich to Hamburg is £17.

DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as 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 required to travel. For example, while WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant 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 Zurich to Hamburg
Travel by train to Hamburg 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 Zurich to Hamburg.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Hamburg, Germany if I'm coming from Zurich, Switzerland by train?

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

Is international entry into Hamburg from Zurich restricted?

International entry 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?

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

The above information was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Hamburg from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Hamburg is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Zurich from Hamburg restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Zurich to Hamburg?
You can find a cheap train from Zurich to Hamburg for some dates and times for as low as £17  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets from Zurich to Hamburg?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Hamburg train to cost on average £37  one way.
What is the distance to Hamburg from Zurich by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Zurich and Hamburg via train to be approximately 433 miles (698 km).
How many hours does it take from Zurich to Hamburg by train?
The Zurich to Hamburg train duration is on average 10 h 8 min, which is to be expected when travelling 433 miles (698 km) to Hamburg from Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in Zurich goes to Hamburg? Which train station do I come into Hamburg from Zurich?

Some of the Zurich train stations to Hamburg you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Hamburg include Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB   and arriving in Hamburg Hbf.

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Hamburg located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Zürich HB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Zurich.

The most popular arrival train station, Hamburg Hbf, is located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre of Hamburg.

What train companies offer a service between Zurich and Hamburg?
Take the Zurich to Hamburg train with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB | Nightjet or Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Zurich and Hamburg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any Zurich to Hamburg direct train services?
Yes, there are 6 direct trains from Zurich to Hamburg per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase 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 between Zurich and Hamburg a day?
The average number of trains departing Zurich for Hamburg is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Zurich to Hamburg? When can I take the last train for the day?
You can take the first train from Zurich to Hamburg at 04: 37   or take the last train from Zurich to Hamburg leaving at 20: 59. Look for the latest Zurich Hamburg train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy Zurich to Hamburg train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book Zurich to Hamburg train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £37. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Hamburg from Zurich. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Hamburg
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your journey to Hamburg.