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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 $ 153 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 89.
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7 h 56 m
10 h 4 m
Trains per day
Of the 38 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 10 h 4 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 7 h 56 m .
The slowest trains will take 13 h 38 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||11 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||$86 (€76)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 7 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||FlixTrain, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Hamburg to Zurich cover the 433 miles (698 km) long route taking on average 11 h 25 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, ÖBB | InterCity, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | Euro City (EC), ÖBB | S-Bahn, ÖBB | ICE, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $86 (€76), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $64 (€56). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Zürich HB.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Zurich from Hamburg from $64 (€56). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Hamburg to Zurich train.
Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Zurich train information:
Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Hamburg to Zurich:
Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 5/23/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Hamburg to Zurich before traveling.
Return travel from Switzerland to Germany is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/26/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Hamburg from Zurich.
When taking a train from Hamburg, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Hamburg Hbf to Zürich HB.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Zurich most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from this train station to the city center.
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